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Upper Yaphank Lake

Physical Features:

Area: 19 acres
Maximum depth: 6 feet


Town of Brookhaven Park with playground and picnic area.

Directions: Upper Yaphank Lake is part of the Carmans River system located north of exit 66 of the Long Island Expressway and west of Yaphank Avenue (Route 21).

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

Fish Species:

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

Stocked - Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout


Upper Yaphank Lake is populated with a mix of warmwater fish species and is also stocked with trout to provide additional fishing during the cooler months of the year.


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.