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Randall Pond, Ridge

Randall Pond is a small pond located on the DEC property at Ridge Conservation Area.

Physical Features:

Area: 4 acres
Maximum depth: 8 feet (at normal groundwater levels)
County & Town: Suffolk County, Town of Ridge


Access via small dirt paths off Randall Road. An accessible educational nature trail is west of the pond. It provides access to three accessible fishing piers on the pond.

Directions: From William Floyd Parkway exit to Route 25 (Middle Country Rd.) and travel west to Randall Road. Make a right and then make a left at the third driveway into the DEC parking lot.

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

For more information on this launch including Google Maps driving directions, visit the Boat Launch Sites for Suffolk County page.

Fish Species:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Brown Bullhead


Randall Pond currently has a severely low water level due to the drought conditions from 2016 to 2018, which resulted in very low ground water levels. As a result, the pond is no longer stocked with trout. Region 1 fisheries staff are continuing to monitor the water level of the pond and will re-evaluate stocking policies when the water reaches a suitable level.


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.