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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 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)
Cross River Reservoir Contour Map PDF (220 KB)

Fish Species:

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


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.


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