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Lake Gleneida

Lake Gleneida

Lake Gleneida, located right off of Route 52 in the Town of Carmel, has a good cold and warm water fishery.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 505 feet
Area: 168 acres
Shoreline Length: 2.2 miles
Max Depth: 108 feet
Mean Depth: 48 feet
Town: Carmel


Access is provided by the New York City DEP. A free NYC DEP watershed access permit is required. Rowboats must be approved and registered by the NYC DEP. Contact the DEP using the link under "Links Leaving DEC's Website" in the right hand column.
Lake Gleneida Contour Map PDF (200 KB)

Fish Species:

Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, White Perch, Sunfish


Gleneida is stocked every spring with 3000 brown trout, 1000 rainbow trout and 700 lake trout. All three species do very well in the lake, and it is not uncommon to see a 10 pound fish. Gleneida has some really nice weed beds in the shallows, and anglers report doing well catching bass and panfish from them.


Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).