15 Best Lakes in New Jersey

5. Monksville Reservoir

Monksville Reservoir

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Monksville Reservoir

Sitting on top of the now defunct township of Monksville, this reservoir was created in 1985 and is known for is excellent fishing. With two boat launches, one on the north side and one on the south side, this reservoir is easy to access for boats of all sizes.

There is a small shop on the south launch of the reservoir that offers kayak and paddleboard rentals. The majority of the surrounding area is managed by the Long Pond Ironworks State Park. The area was known for its ironworks as the fledgling United States was just emerging as a country in the 18th century.

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