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Cross River Reservoir

Cross River Reservoir

Cross River Reservoir located just east of Katonah is one of the areas best trout waters.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 331 feet
Area: 915 acres
Shoreline Length: 12.4 miles
Maximum Depth: 120 feet
Mean Depth: 36 feet
Town: Bedford

Access:

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: recreation@dep.nyc.gov or call 1-800-575- LAND (5263)
Cross River Reservoir Contour Map PDF (220 KB)

Fish Species:

Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Brown Trout, Chain Pickerel, Carp and Panfish.

Fishing:

This NYC reservoir is stocked annually with over 6,000 brown trout. It is common for anglers to catch brown trout weighing over 5 pounds. Anglers have success targeting browns trolling spoons or using sawbellies. The largemouth and smallmouth bass also reach an impressive size; try using crankbaits and jigs along the shoreline to catch them.

Regulations:

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