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Muscoot Reservoir

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This long, narrow NYC Reservoir is mostly known for its warm water fishery but also has a good trout fishery.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 200 feet
Area: 1,263 acres
Shoreline Length: 30.5 miles
Maximum Depth: 30 feet
Town: Lewisboro


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 at: or call 1-800-575- LAND (5263)

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Black Crappies, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Chain Pickerel and Sunfish.


Muscoot gets stocked every spring with over 800 brown trout and 900 rainbow trout. Muscoot Reservoir is weedy with a lot of structure, including bridge abutments, old foundations, stonewalls, islands, and stream channels that create perfect bass and panfish habitat.


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply

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