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Pepacton Reservoir

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,207 feet
Area: 5,763 acres
Shoreline Length: 50.7 miles
Length: 17 miles
Max Depth: 160 feet
Mean Depth: 74 feet
Town: Colchester, Andes

Aquatic Plant Life:

Limited rooted aquatic vegetation.


Numerous NYC DEP designated boat launches. Majority of shoreline is accessible through NYC DEP land.

Fish Species:

Alewife, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Smelt, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Eastern Silvery Minnow, Golden Shiner, Spottail Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Fallfish, Longnose Sucker, White Sucker, White Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Margined Madtom, Rock Bass, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Walleye


The reservoir is most popular for its brown trout and smallmouth bass fishery; both species are caught annually at trophy sizes. Channel Catfish are being caught with more consistency in recent years. The panfish population is abundant. Stocked annually with approximately 8,000-9,000 brown trout 8-9" in length.




Special regulations apply. NYC DEP permit required. Row boats only and must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP. No motors allowed.

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