Bronx River

Bronx County, New York.

Bronx River midpoint in Bronxville, New York.

Bronx River ends in Bronx, New York.

29.33 miles long (47.20 kilometers)

About The Bronx River

Bronx River is a River located in Bronx County, NY. Starting in White Plains, NY the Bronx River flows 29 miles through Bronxville, NY before ending in Bronx, NY. Find maps, fishing guides, weather and recreation information at Guidesly.

 

About Bronx River, NY

The Bronx River is around 24 miles long and runs through southeast New York. It is the only freshwater river in the state. It sources its water from the Kensico Reservoir in Westchester County which flows to its mouth at the East River. It flows southwards through White Plains then southwest through the northern suburbs of Edgemont, Tuckahoe, Eastchester, and Bronxville. It acts as the partition between Yonkers and Mount Vernon and goes into The Bronx’s north end, where it splits East Bronx from West Bronx. The river also flows through Bronx Park, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo before reaching the South Bronx.

The Bronx River is named after Dutch colonial settler Jonas Bronck and was formerly called ‘Bronck’s river’. During the 17th century, the river was referred to as ‘Aqeuhung’ by natives and served as a border between the informal confederacy of the Weckquaesgeek or Wappingers and the Siwanoy. The river was made into a natural sewer in the 19th and 20th centuries, prompting environmental groups in the 21st century, including the Bronx River Alliance, to propose to revert the waterway to its original clean state. Urban runoff pollution continues to be a serious issue with the Bronx River Watershed Coalition developing watershed management plans to reduce stormwater pollution and improve water quality.

Bronx River Fishing Description