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Lake Gilead

Lake Gilead, located off of Seminary Hill Rd. in the Town of Carmel, is a smaller NYC DEP reservoir that offers great fishing for both warm and coldwater fish species.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 499 feet
Area: 118 acres
Shoreline Length: 2.2 miles
Max Depth: 120 feet
Mean Depth: 43 feet
Town: Carmel


Access is provided by the New York City DEP. A free NYC DEP watershed access permit is required. Rowboats must be approved and registered by the NYC DEP. Contact the DEP using the link under "Links Leaving DEC's Website" in the right hand column.
Lake Gilead Contour Map (PDF)

Fish Species:

Lake Gilead

Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Yellow Perch


Lake Gilead is stocked every spring with 1600 brown trout, 970 rainbow trout and 600 lake trout. With its deep clear water, anglers have success trolling spoons and plugs for trout. Gilead has a great weed edge and provides solid action for largemouth bass, chain pickerel and panfish.


Special Fishing Regulations Apply

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