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Park Station Pond

Park Station Pond is an approximately 100 acre pond located in the northeast portion of Chemung County within the Chemung County Recreation Center complex. The pond was completed in 1979 as part of the Newtown Hoffman Creek flood control project. Activities within the recreation area include fishing, boating, camping, swimming, hiking, and picnicking.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1450 feet
Area: 100 acres
Shoreline Length: 1 mile
Max Depth: 50 feet
Mean Depth: 10 feet
Town: Erin

Aquatic Plant Life:

Extensive weed beds can be found all along the shallow shoreline areas.

Access:

The recreation area is enclosed within a chain link fence. Beaver Pond Road is the main access road into the recreation area. There is a small fee to get into the park through this entrance. Small boats are permitted on Park Station Pond with a free boating permit that can be obtained at the park building office inside the park or at Chemung County Parks office located in Elmira, NY. Motors are not allowed on Park Station Pond. Ample shoreline access exists around the perimeter of the lake.

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Black crappie, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Golden Shiner, Rock Bass, White Sucker, Yellow Perch

Fishing:

Park Station Pond is one of the only small public ponds found in proximity to the cities of Corning and Elmira and receives considerable fishing pressure. The pond provides excellent fishing opportunities primarily for warmwater species such as largemouth bass and bluegills. Concentrate on structure and vegetation when fishing for largemouth bass and panfish. Spinner baits, jerk baits, crayfish, plastic worms, grubs, and tube baits work well for catching bass. Additionally, rainbow trout yearling and two year old brown trout are annually stocked into the pond in the Spring and can be caught year round. During summer months, water chemistry conditions within the pond generally restrict these trout to a narrow band of water providing adequate temperatures and dissolved oxygen levels for survival. Trout are usually caught during the spring shortly after they're stocked. Good baits to try are worms, minnows, and artificial natural baits (like Gulp or PowerBait). Spinners, small stickbaits, spoons and flies will also work. During the winter try ice fishing with tip-ups baited with small minnows or jigging with spoons (like Swedish pimples) tipped with spikes, mousies or a minnow head.

Regulations:

Special angling regulations apply for trout in Park Station Pond, so please review Special Fishing Regulations by County section in your Freshwater Fishing Guide.


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