Lake Gilead

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Lake Gilead
Lake Gilead is located in New York
Lake Gilead
Lake Gilead
Location Carmel Hamlet, New York
Coordinates 41°23′52″N 73°40′32″W / 41.39778°N 73.67556°W / 41.39778; -73.67556Coordinates: 41°23′52″N 73°40′32″W / 41.39778°N 73.67556°W / 41.39778; -73.67556
Basin countries United States
Surface area 116 acres (47 ha)
Average depth 43 ft (13 m)
Max. depth 120 ft (37 m)
Surface elevation 495 ft (151 m)

Lake Gilead is a 116-acre (0.47 km2) lake located in Carmel Hamlet in Putnam County, New York.[1] It has a mean depth of 43 feet (13 m) and is about 120 feet (37 m) deep at its greatest depth. The lake is located within the lower Hudson River basin.

Lake Gilead is part of the New York City water system as a controlled lake.[2]

Ice fishing is allowed on Lake Gilead during the winter.[2] Fish species present include (but are not limited too) largemouth bass, rainbow, lake and brown trout, chain pickerel, yellow perch, and panfish. In the 1990s a local fisherman illegally introduced northern pike, though they are rarely caught.


  1. ^ "Lake Gilead". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "New York City Reservoir Regulations". NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Retrieved June 30, 2016.