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Canaan Lake, North Patchogue

Canaan Lake is a small shallow man-made lake located in North Patchogue. It is accessible from Ohls Street at the north end.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 25 feet
Area: 26 acres
Shoreline Length: 1.61 miles
Maximum depth: 6 feet
Town: Brookhaven


Informal access is available at the north end of the lake via Ohls Street.

Directions: From Sunrise Highway, travel north on route 83 (North Ocean Avenue) to the light at Shaber Road; make a left. From Shaber Road make a right onto Old North Ocean Avenue. Drive several blocks north and make a left onto Ohls Street which dead ends at the lake.

Restrictions: Hand launched boats are allowed; shoreline access is available but limited.

Fish Species:

Naturally reproducing - Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead

Stocked - Rainbow Trout


Trout are stocked by the DEC to provide a seasonal fishing opportunity in the spring and fall. Canaan Lake also produces large yellow perch and chain pickerel. Heavy aquatic plant growth in the summer makes fishing difficult and demands special tactics (PDF).


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply

Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch:

Visit NYS Department of Health website (link leaves DEC's website) for health advice on eating fish you catch. Scroll to the bottom of the page for Long Island freshwater waterbodies.