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Artificial Reef Locations

Map and Coordinates

DEC manages 11 artificial reefs in the marine district. All are located near harbors or inlets for easy access to fishermen and divers and are found on both the north and south shores of Long Island:

  • Two reefs in Long Island Sound
  • Two reefs in Great South Bay
  • Seven reefs in the Atlantic Ocean off the south shore of Long Island.

For more detailed information and the locations of the individual artificial patch reefs within each site, contact Chris LaPorta at (631) 444-0438.

artificial reef map

Site details and GPS coordinates can be found in the table below. The latitude and logitude coordinates pinpoint the corners of the artificial reef sites.

Print a copy of New York's Artificial Reef Map and Coordinates (PDF) (199 kB) to bring along on your next diving or fishing trip.

Artificial Reef Site Coordinates and Details
SITE NAME LATITUDE/LONGITUDE COORDINATES SITE DETAILS
NW Corner NE Corner SE Corner SW Corner
Rockaway
Reef
40°32.730
73°51.210
40°32.730
73°49.920
40°32.200
73°49.920
40°32.200
73°51.210
Location: Atlantic Ocean, 1.6 nautical miles south of Rockaway Beach
Size: 413 acres (2000 yards X 1000 yards)
Depth: 32 to 40 feet
Materials: 6,000 tires in 3-tire units; 60 steel buoys; rock; concrete slabs,
pipes, culvert, decking and rubble.
Comments: Rock rubble is scattered throughout the reef site.
* Fish pots banned by State Law *
Atlantic
Beach
Reef
40°32.020
73°43.700
40°32.020
73°42.400
40°31.530
73°42.400
40°31.530
73°43.700
Location: Atlantic Ocean, 3.0 nautical miles south of Atlantic Beach
Size: 413 acres (2000 yards by 1000 yards)
Depth: 55 to 64 feet
Materials: 30,000 tires in 3-tire units; 404 auto bodies; 10 Good Humor trucks;
9 barges; the tug Fran S; a steel lifeboat; steel crane and boom; surplus armored
vehicles; rock; concrete slabs, pipes, culvert, decking and rubble; 530,000 cubic
yards of rock from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging project.
Comments: Auto and truck bodies have disintegrated. Rock drop along north
boundary of site.
Fishing
Line
(McAllister Grounds)
40°32.300
73°39.700
40°32.300
73°39.200
40°32.100
73°39.200
40°32.100
73°39.700
Location: Atlantic Ocean, 2.8 nautical miles south of Long Beach
Size: 115 acres (925 yards X 600 yards)
Depth: 50 to 53 feet
Materials: Concrete bridge rubble; 4 steel barges; 2 steel workboats;
sailboat; 8,900 cubic yards of rock.
* Fish pots banned by State Law *
Hempstead
Town Reef
40°31.250
73°33.350
40°31.500
73°31.370
40°30.920
73°31.550
40°30.670
73°33.520
Location: Atlantic Ocean, 3.3 nautical miles south of Jones Beach State Park
Size: 744 acres (3000 yards X 1200 yards)
Depth: 50 to 72 feet
Materials: 11 vessels; a drydock; surplus armored vehicles; concrete rubble;
2 steel barges.
Fire
Island
Reef
40°36.100
73°13.500
40°36.100
73°11.500
40°35.600
73°11.500
40°35.600
73°13.500
Location: Atlantic Ocean, 2.0 nautical miles south of the Fire Island Lighthouse
Size: 744 acres (3000 yards by 1200 yards)
Depth: 62 to 73 feet
Materials: 1500 tires; 10 barges; 2 boat hulls; 2 steel clam dredges; 2 drydocks;
sailboat; surplus armored vehicles; coal ash blocks (experimental); rock;
concrete cesspool rings, slabs and rubble.
* Fish pots banned by State Law *
Moriches
Anglers
Reef
40°43.470
72°46.640
40°43.540
72°46.360
40°43.470
72°46.330
40°43.400
72°46.615
Location: Atlantic Ocean, 2.4 nautical miles south of Moriches Inlet
Size: 14 acres (450 yards by 150 yards)
Depth: 70 to 75 feet
Materials: 2 small boats; 4 steel barges; 5 steel trawlers; 2 steel vessels;
90 foot steel tugboat; surplus armored vehicles; 600 tires;
112 foot steel clam dredge; concrete pipes.
* Fish pots banned by State Law *
Shinnecock
Reef
40°48.167
72°28.667
40°48.217
72°28.300
40°48.083
72°28.333
40°48.033
72°28.717
Location: Atlantic Ocean, 2.0 Nautical miles south of Shinnecock Inlet
Size: 35 acres (680 by 250 yards)
Depth: 79 to 84 feet
Materials:
3,000 tires in 3-tire units; 3 barges; a tug; a wood drydock; 2 wood boats;
a steel cruiser; a steel and concrete tower; 2 steel trawlers; surplus armored vehicles;
steel and concrete bridge rubble; 2,400 tons of jetty stone.
Comments:
Charted dimensions and location are different from permitted ones.
*Fish pots banned by State Law*
Fisherman (Yellowbar)
Reef
40°37.954
73°14.595
40°38.051
73°14.354
40°38.016
73°14.327
40°37.918
73°14.569
Location: Great South Bay, 900 yards east of the Robert Moses Fixed Bridge
Size: 7 acres (400 yards by 85 yards)
Depth: 25 to 40 feet
Materials: 100 concrete Reef Ball units; concrete pipes; 2 wooden vessels;
steel cruiser; steel barge.
* Fish pots banned by State Law *
Kismet
Reef
40°38.140
73°12.938
40°38.310
73°12.329
40°38.285
73°12.317
40°38.115
73°12.926
Location: Great South Bay, 120 yards north of the South Beach, between
Kismet and the National Seashore dock
Size: 10 acres; (1000 yards by 50 yards)
Depth: 16 to 25 feet
Materials: 4000 tires in 3-tire units; 2 barges; 24,000 cement blocks; concrete slabs,
culvert and rubble.
Comments: Charted dimensions are different from permitted ones.
* Fish pots banned by State Law *
Smithtown
Reef
40°55.975
73°11.170
40°56.005
73°11.070
40°55.955
73°11.035
40°55.920
73°11.140
Location: Long Island Sound, 1.6 nautical miles northwest of Stony Brook
Harbor entrance
Size: 3 acres (150 yards by 100 yards)
Depth: 38 to 40 feet
Materials: 22,000 tires; 5 barges; 6 concrete-filled steel cylinders.
Comments: Tires are scattered around site.
* Fish pots banned by State Law *
Matinecock
Reef
40°54.579
73°37.741
40°54.689
73°37.250
40°54.581
73°37.210
40°54.479
73°37.701
Location: Long Island Sound, 0.5 nautical miles north of Peacock Point
Size: 41 acres (800 yards by 250 yards)
Depth: 30 to 40 feet
Materials: unknown
Comments: Undeveloped. Charted dimensions are different from permitted ones.
* Fish pots banned by State Law *