15 Best Lakes in New Jersey

Though New Jersey might not be the first place you think of when you consider great states for visiting lakes, it does in fact offer a variety of options that are both clear and ready to be explored. From the lakes in the north with close proximity to New York City, all the way to southern Jersey where lakes are nestled in national forests surrounding by silent campsites.

Lets have a look at the best lakes to visit in New Jersey:

1. Lake Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong

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Lake Hopatcong

With about four square miles of lake surface, this is the largest freshwater body in the state of New Jersey.

Located just 40 miles from New York City, this is a popular summer destination for those looking to get away from the city heat. It is lined with residential homes, but there are also a few resorts for those visiting to take advantage of.

One of the main features of this beautiful lake is the Lake Hopatcong State Park which is open year round for visitors looking to take advantage of all that the lake has to offer. Located at the south end of the pond, the park offers access to fishing, boating, and swimming.

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15 Best Lakes in New Jersey:

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