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New Croton Reservoir


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New Croton Reservoir is the last stop in the NYC DEP Croton Watershed before emptying into the Hudson River. This 2,182 acre reservoir provides anglers with a lot of water and a chance to catch some of the big fish that swim in it! It is not uncommon for bass to be caught up to 7 pounds and crappies up to 3 pounds. Focus your attention fishing weedbeds, downed trees, and other structure to find these fish.

Physical Features

Elevation: 200 feet
Surface Area: 2,182 acres
Shore Length: 35.8 miles
Max Depth: 120 feet

Special Regulations

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


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 at: or call 1-800-575- LAND (5263).

Fish Species Present

Man holding black crappie from New Croton Reservoir
Black crappie from New Croton Reservoir

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Black Crappie, Brown Bullhead and Sunfish