Fresh Kills Stream

Details

Location:
Staten Island, NY
United States United States
Coordinates:
40.579, -74.199
Distance:
0.0 Miles
Description:

Fresh Kills (from the Middle Dutch word kille, meaning "riverbed" or "water channel") is a stream and freshwater estuary in the western portion of the New York City borough of Staten Island. It is the site of the Fresh Kills Landfill, formerly New York City's principal landfill.

The watershed (basin) of the Fresh Kills drains much of the wet lowlands of the western portion of the island and flows into the Arthur Kill around the Isle of Meadows. The channel around the north end of the Isle of Meadow is sometimes called Little Fresh Kill and the southern channel is called Great Fresh Kill.

The stream has two major branches. The north branch is Main Creek. The south branch is Richmond Creek, which drains much of the central part of the island, with its headwaters near Historic Richmond Town, on the southern end of the terminal moraine of the island. The system of streams provides recreational kayaking and wildlife viewing in the preserved wetlands.

Spot Access:
Parking (car/truck), Picnic Area, Shore fishing access, State picnic area, Restrooms, Fly Fishing, Floating
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Map

Map for 40.579, -74.199
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Fishing Reports

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Fish

Smallmouth-240-fw

Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)

Freshwater

Guides

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Lodges

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Tournaments

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