Cross River Reservoir
Cross River Reservoir located just east of Katonah is one of the areas best trout waters. 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.
Elevation: 331 feet
Shore Length: 12.4 miles
Surface Area: 915 acres
Maximum Depth: 120 feet
Mean Depth: 36 feet
Special fishing regulations exist for Cross River Reservoir. Please review your fishing regulations guide for details.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-575- LAND (5263)
Cross River Reservoir Contour Map PDF (220 KB)
Fish Species Present
Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Brown Trout, Chain Pickerel, Carp and Panfish.