Highland Lakes

Pochuck Boardwalk- Appalachian Trail

The Highland Lakes in New Jersey’s Skylands region have always been special. The Highland Lakes area includes the Vernon Valley, known as some of New Jersey’s most productive farmlands since Colonial times. Most lakes are the result of streams flowing…

Lake Aeroflex

Kittatinny Valley Vista

Tucked away within New Jersey’s Skylands region, Lake Aeroflex is the crown jewel of the Kittatinny Valley State Park. Sometimes called New Wawayanda Lake, Aeroflex is considered the deepest natural lake in the State of New Jersey. That distinction brings…

Lake Musconetcong

In the early 1800’s, the Morris Canal and Banking Company was tasked with building a canal to help move freight across the New Jersey. In order to supply the Morris Canal with a reliable source of water, Lake Hopatcong, a…

Culver Lake

Aerial View of Culver Lake

Culver Lake is an exclusive, privately owned body of water located in Sussex County New Jersey. The immaculate 555-acre lake has an average depth of 50 feet, along with seven soft miles of shoreline. Owned and operated by the Normanoch…

Lake Owassa

Sunset on Lake Owassa

A privately-owned association lake, Lake Owassa is located in Sussex County in the Culvers Gap Area of the Skyland Region. The lake is only 275-acres with its deepest point being 24 feet. First known as “Long Pond” in an original…

Oxford Furnace Lake

What was once built for practical purposes of flood and erosion control is now a quiet lake area known as Oxford Furnace Lake in Warren County, New Jersey. Named for the first hot blast furnace in America, Oxford Furnace was…

Lake Mohawk

Wildlife at Lake Mohawk

Nestled in the town of Sparta, Lake Mohawk will take visitors and residents back in time with Tudor style architecture dotted around the lake. Although a private lake community in the northwest region of New Jersey, there are restaurants and…

Merrill Creek Reservoir

Dusk at Merrill Creek Reservoir

Merrill Creek Reservoir, located in Warren County, New Jersey, is a 650-acre man-made lake completed in 1988. The reservoir project took 13 years of planning and building and an investment of $217 million by a consortium of seven utility companies…

Spruce Run Reservoir

spruce run muscrat tracks

Spruce Run Reservoir is one of the oldest reservoirs in the state of New Jersey. Constructed in the 1960s to meet an increasing need for water supplies and recreation areas for New Jersey residents, this Hunterdon County reservoir is the…

Round Valley Reservoir

Cloud Cover at Round Valley

Round Valley Reservoir spans 2,350 acres in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The reservoir fills the valley formed by the ring-shaped Cushetunk Mountain, which was once an active volcano. Named for the circular shape of the valley in which it sits,…

Lake Hopatcong

Shore View of Lake Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong is the largest lake in New Jersey, at about nine miles long with 45 miles of shoreline and covering 2,560 acres. Only 45 miles from New York City, the lake runs between the borders of Sussex and Morris…