For the safety of visitors and wildlife, please remember the following:

  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • No smoking
  • No alchohol
  • No littering
  • No fires or barbecues
  • No camping, skiing, ice skating, swimming, bicycling, or motorized vehicles
  • No collecting plants, animals, or other natural objects

Fishing Policies

For the protection of wildlife, please follow these rules when fishing at Sheldrake.

  • Fishing at Sheldrake is catch and release.
  • All participants 16 years of age and older must have a valid NY fishing license and abide by all DEC regulations found here.
  • A maximum of 25 individuals may fish at any given time.
  • As there is concern over the spread of invasive earth worms and the spread of disease by baitfish, only artificial lures may be used.
  • No boats are allowed.
  • Discarded fishing line can harm wildlife.
  • Do not leave fishing line tangled in trees,
    in the pond, or laying on the ground. All fishing line must be discarded in a garbage bin at the end of the trail or carried out.
  • Dispose of all trash in garbage bins at the end of the trail.


Dawn until Dusk. Daily