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April 16, 2015 Kensico Brush Fire

Public access has temporarily been closed on a portion of the Kensico Reservoir shoreline due to a brush fire that occurred on April 17. Please click here to see the general location. We will update this website when the area is open. “No Public Access” signs will be posted at the site.

Fishing is allowed on City-owned reservoirs, lakes and streams as designated by specific DEP signs and according to all applicable New York State regulations. Most City-owned reservoirs offer excellent fishing opportunities for both warm-water species such as smallmouth and largemouth bass, as well as cold-water species such as trout. City-owned reservoirs are open for fishing from shore and with fishing boats, and it is common for many reservoirs to produce 4-5 pound bass and lake trout exceeding 15 pounds! In addition to its reservoirs, DEP also offers City-owned watershed lands that border excellent trout fishing streams such as the Batavia Kill, West Branch Delaware River, Esopus Creek, and many smaller tributaries.


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