Hopatcong State Park


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Hopatcong State Park


Location:At the southwest end of Lake Hopatcong. Take Exit 28 from Route 80 or follow Route 183 in Netcong.
Facilities:Picnic areas, shelter, playgrounds, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, playing field, refreshments, bathhouse, boat ramps, lookout point, playground.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, sailing, sailboarding, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, ice skating, ice fishing, ice boating, ice sailing, sledding, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Lake Hopatcong was originally created as part of Morris Canal, a 90-mile waterway that ran from Newark to Phillipsburg and was the chief means of transporting coal, iron, and zinc across New Jersey in the 1860s. The lake is 9 miles long with 2,500 surface acres.
Address:PO Box 8519
Landing, NJ 07850

Phone:973-398-7010
Web: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/hopatcong.html
Size: 107 acres.

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LHF's education team has created and coordinated full-day field trips for 4th graders at the Hopatcong State Park. During these trips, students get an opportunity to go on a boat ride to learn about lake geography and ecology, take a hike to learn the importance of trees and forests in lake health, view an EnviroScape[R] model to understand the sources and effects of water pollution, collect macroinvertebrate samples to determine the health of the water downstream of the dam, and participate in an optional guided tour of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum to learn about the lake's history.
The locations targeted for these efforts include Liberty State Park, Hudson County; Round Valley Recreation Area, Hunterdon County; Hermitage Museum, Bergen County; Ringwood State Park, Passaic County; Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park, Somerset, Middlesex and Mercer counties; Swartswood State Park, Sussex County; Hopatcong State Park, Morris County; and Washington Crossing State Park, Mercer County.
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to improving Lake Hopatcong for all, now and in the years to come, will be hosting the fourth annual Lake Loop on October 9, 2016, at Hopatcong State Park.
Northern Region farming leases are available in High Point State Park, Hopatcong State Park, Jenny Jump State Forest, Kittatinny Valley State Park and Wawayanda State Park.
The third-annual event, to be held from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, May 7, 2016 (rain or shine), at Hopatcong State Park, will bring together local organizations and businesses, bands, demonstrations, craft vendors, food trucks, restaurants, a children's area, and a opportunities to have a short boat ride provided by Bridge Marina and Lake Hopatcong Cruises.
The third-annual event, to be held from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Hopatcong State Park, will bring together local organizations and businesses, bands, on-the-water demonstrations, craft vendors, food trucks and restaurants, a children's area, and more, for a day to celebrate all facets of Lake Hopatcong life.
The annual event was held at Hopatcong State Park in Landing on a beautiful autumn day, and gave participants the option to ride a bike around the lake on a 62-mile, 40-mile, or 20-mile loop; run or walk a 1-mile or 5K trail hike; paddle a 1- or 2.5-mile on-the-water route; or any combination of those events.