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New Jersey

Freshwater Fishing

Places to Fish - Lakes

New Jersey offers a wide array of fishing opportunities, both for those starting out and for the most experienced angler. Whether venturing around the state or staying close to home, this guide will steer you toward your next fishing adventure! For a listing by county, visit our website at NJFishandWildlife.com/pdf/fwfisheries/places_to_fish.pdf.

KEY

Ownership C – County F – Federal M – Municipal P – Private S – State Outboard Motors E – Electric only L – 9.9 HP maximum U – Unlimited HP N – Not allowed Trout S – Seasonal Opportunities YR – Year-Round Opportunities Cartop Launch P – County permit required for boats; see parkrequest@ucnj.org Fish Species CP – Chain Pickerel CF – Catfish CC – Channel Catfish YP – Yellow Perch MY NP – Musky/N. Pike CRP – Crappie SF – Sunfish WE – Walleye RBT – Rainbow Trout LT – Lake Trout LS – Landlocked Salmon HSB – Hybrid Striped Bass

Waterbody

Nearest Town

Owner

Acres

Boat Motor

Cartop Launch

Boat Ramp

Picnic Fac.

LMB

SMB

CP

CF

CC

YP

MY NP

Carp

CRP

SF

WE

RBT

LT

LS

HSB

Alcyon Lake Pitman

M

18

E

Allamuchy Pond Allamuchy

S&M

50

E

Alloway Lake Alloway

M

120

E

Amwell Lake E. Amwell

S

11

E

S

Ann Van Middleworth Pond Hillsborough

M

3

N

Assunpink Lake Roosevelt

S

227

E

Atsion Lake Atsion

S

88

E

Barbour Pond West Paterson

C

9

N

S

Bargaintown Pond Bargaintown

M&P

48

E

Batsto Lake Batsto

S

40

E

Big Pine Lake Browns Mills

M

14

E

Birch Grove Park Pond Northfield

M

12

N

S

Blair Lake Blairstown

M&P

5

N

S

Blue Mountain Lake Five Points

F

15

N

S

Bogues Pond Bloomingdale Boro

M

3

N

Bostwick Lake Friesburg

M

33

E

Brainerd Lake Cranbury

M&P

13

E

Branch Brook Park Lake Newark

C

23

N

S

Briant Park Pond Summit

C

6

N

P

Budd Lake Budd Lake

S

376

U

Burnham Park Pond Morristown

M

4

N

S

Canistear Reservoir - By Permit Only (pg. 17) Vernon Twp.

M

313

E

Cape May Park Ponds Cape May Court House

C

6

N

Carnegie Lake Princeton

S&P

244

E

Carteret Park Pond Carteret

M

2

N

Cedar Brook Park Pond Plainfield

C

4

N

P

Cedar Lake Cedarville

M

57

E

Clark Reservoir Clark

C

80

N

P

Clarks Pond Fairton

S

37

E

Clarks Pond Bloomfield

M

5

N

Clinton Reservoir - By Permit Only (pg. 17) West Milford

M

423

E

YR

Clinton WMA Pond Union Twp.

S

5

N

Colliers Mills Pond Colliers Mills

S

25

E

Colonial Lake Trenton

M

18

E

S

Community Park Pond (Walrus Pond) Morris Plains

M

3

N

Conines Pond (Allentown Millpond) Allentown

M&P

25

E

Cooper River Park Lake Collingswood

C

150

E

Coopers Park Pond Bergenfield

M

4

N

Cranberry Lake Byram

S&P

179

U

Crystal Lake Willingboro

M

18

E

S

Dahnerts Lake (Dahnarts Lake) Garfield

C

3

N

S

Daretown Lake Pole Tavern

M

13

E

Davidsons Mill Pond Deans

C

30

E

Davis Mill Pond Greenwich

P

34

E

Deal Lake Asbury Park

M&P

150

U

Delaware Lake Columbia

S

38

E

Demott Pond (Lingerts Pond) Clinton

M

1

N

Dennisville Lake Dennisville

M

50

E

DeVoe Lake Spotswood

M

34

N

Diamond Mill Pond Millburn

C

3

N

S

DOD Lake Penns Grove

S

120

E

E. Brunswick Park Lake (Dallenbach's Pond) East Brunswick

M

25

E

East Creek Pond Eldora

S

63

E

Echo Hill Pond Clinton

C

1

N

Echo Lake Reservoir - By Permit Only (pg. 17) West Milford

M

274

E

Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve Pond Egg Harbor Twp.

P

40

N

Elmer Lake Elmer

S

57

E

Etra Lake Etra

M

10

N

Farrington Lake Milltown

C&P

223

E

Forge Pond Brick

C&M

45

U

Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve Lake Franklin Lakes

M

65

N

Furnace Lake Oxford

M

56

E

S

Garvey's Pond Navesink

M

2

N

S

George Lake Washington Twp.

C

6

N

Ghost Lake Great Meadows

S

18

E

Giampietro Park Pond Vineland

M

12

E

S

Goffle Brook Park Pond Hawthorne

M

2

N

Green Turtle Pond Hewitt

S

42

E

S

Greenwich Lake Gibbstown

M

20

E

S

Greenwood Lake West Milford

S&P

1911

U

Grenloch Lake Grenloch

M&P

12

E

S

Gropps Lake White Horse

M

26

E

Grover Cleveland Park Pond Caldwell

C

1

N

Grovers Mill Pond Princeton Junction

M

31

N

Haddon Lake Audubon

C

11

E

S

Hammonton Lake Hammonton

S,M&P

73

E

S

Harrisonville Lake Harrisonville

S

18

E

S

Harrisville Lake Martha

S

50

E

Hedden Park Lake Dover

C

4

N

Heritage Park Pond Absecon

M

5

N

S

Holmdel Park Pond Holmdel

C

3

N

S

Indian Lake Little Ferry

M

6

N

S

Iona Lake Porchtown

M

33

E

S

Jacksons Pond (Rahway River Park Pond) Rahway

C

9

N

Jefferson Lake Lockwood

S&P

46

E

Kays Pond Chester Twp

C

6

N

S

Kennedy Park Pond Sayreville

M

18

E

Lake Aeroflex Andover

S&P

112

E

YR

Lake Ames Hibernia

M

16

N

Lake Audrey Millville

S

120

E

Lake Barnegat Forked River

M&P

65

N

Lake Carasaljo Lakewood

M&P

75

E

Lake Como Spring Lake

M

35

N

Lake Creighton (Victor Crowell Pond) Middlesex

M

5

N

Lake Hopatcong Hopatcong

S

2493

U

S

Lake Lenape Mays Landing

C,M, &P

323

L

Lake Manalapan Jamesburg

C

52

E

S

Lake Manetta Lakewood

M&P

18

E

Lake Musconetcong Stanhope

S&P

315

U

S

Lake Ocquittunk Tuttles Corner

S

9

E

S

Lake Oswego Jenkins Neck

S

102

E

Lake Papaianni Edison

M

5

N

S

Lake Surprise Mountainside

C

18

N

Lake Takanassee Long Branch

M

14

N

Laurel Acres Pond Mt. Laurel

M

3

N

S

Lefferts Lake Matawan

M&P

68

E

Little Pine Lake Browns Mills

M

9

E

Little Swartswood Lake Swartswood

S

83

E

S

Lower Echo Park Pond Mountainside

C

7

N

S

Macs Pond Manasquan

M

2

N

S

Malaga Lake Malaga

M&P

98

E

Manasquan Resevoir Howell Twp.

C

720

E

Manhawkin Lake Manhawkin

C&P

62

E

Mannys Pond Union Twp.

C

4

N

S

Maple Lake Estelle Manor

S

35

E

Marlu Lake (Thompson Park Lake) Lincroft

C

19

E

Mary Elmer Lake Bridgeton

M

21

E

S

Maskells Mill Pond Canton

S

32

E

Medford Park Pond Medford

M

5

N

S

Menantico Sand Ponds Millville

S

62

E

Mercer Lake Edinburg

C

270

E

Merrill Creek Reservoir Stewartsville

P

650

E

YR

Mettlers Pond East Millstone

C

4

N

Mill Pond Port Republic

M

32

E

Mill Pond (Silver Lake) Park Ridge

M

9

N

S

Millhurst Pond Millhurst

M&P

21

N

Milton Lake Rahway

C

9

N

P

S

Mirror Lake Browns Mills

M

250

E

Mohawk Pond Red Bank

M

2

N

S

Monksville Reservoir Ringwood

S

505

L

Mountain Farm Pond Teetertown

C

5

N

S

Mountain Lake Buttzville

S,M&P

116

N

S

Mt. Hope Pond Rockaway

P

18

N

S

Mullica Hill Pond Mullica Hill

P

10

E

Newton Lake Collingswood

C

41

E

Nomahegan Pond Cranford

C

6

N

P

S

North Commmunity Park Pond Princeton

M

2

N

Oak Pond Blue Anchor

S

12

E

S

Oak Ridge Reservoir - By Permit Only (pg. 17) Oak Ridge

M

482

E

Oakford Lake New Egypt

M&P

30

E

Oldham Pond North Haledon

M

13

N

S

Orange Reservoir West Orange

C

62

N

Overpeck Lake Teaneck

C

157

E

Parvin Lake Centerton

S

93

E

Patriot Lake Galloway

M

2

N

Paulinskill Lake Newton

S&P

177

N

Peddie Lake Hightstown

M&P

18

E

Pemberton Lake Pemberton

S

45

E

S

Pine Lake Manchester Twp.

M

60

E

Plainsboro Pond Plainsboro

M

37

N

Pohatcong Lake Tuckerton

M&P

31

E

S

Pompton Lake Pompton Lakes

M

204

L

Ponderlodge Pond Villas

S

8

E

S

Potash Lake Oakland

M

23

U

S

Prospertown Lake Jackson

S

87

N

S

Rainbow Lake Pittsgrove

S&P

76

E

Ramapo Lake Oakland

S

91

N

Rising Sun Lake Roosevelt

S

40

E

Riverview Beach Pond Pennsville

M

5

E

Roosevelt Park Pond Edison

M

9

N

S

Rosedale Lake Rosedale

C

30

E

S

Round Valley Rec. Area Impoundment Lebanon

S

20

N

Round Valley Reservoir Lebanon

S

2271

L

YR

Rowands Pond Clementon

S

1

E

S

Ryker Lake New Russia

S

30

E

Saffin Pond Milton

C

13

N

Salem Canal (No Shore Fishing) Carney's Point

S&P

205

U

Saw Mill Lake Colesville

S

20

E

S

Scarlet Oak Pond Ramapo Valley Res.

C

16

N

Schadlers Sand Wash Pond Penns Grove

P

6

E

S

Seeley's Pond Berkeley Hts.

C

3

N

S

Selovers Millpond (Milltown Pond) Milltown

M&P

10

N

Shadow Lake Red Bank

M&P

84

E

Shaws Mill Pond Newport

S

28

E

S

Shenandoah Lake Lakewood

C

49

E

S

Sheppards Lake (Shephard Lake) Ringwood

S

74

E

YR

Sheppards Mill Pond Bridgeton

S

51

E

Silas Condict Park Lake Kinnelon

C

7

N

Silver Lake Belmar

M

12

N

Silver Lake Hamburg

S

24

E

S

Smithville Lake Ewansville

C

22

E

South Vineland Park Pond Vineland

M

21

E

S

Speedwell Lake Morristown

M

20

N

S

Sperry Pond Cranford

C

3

N

P

Splitrock Reservoir Kinnelon

S

512

E

Spooky Brook Pond East Millstone

C

12

N

S

Spring Lake S. Plainfield

M&P

6

N

Spring Lake Spring Lake

M&P

15

N

S

Spruce Run Reservoir Union Twp.

S

1290

L

Stone Tavern Lake Roosevelt

S

51

E

Strawbridge Lake Moorestown

M

14

E

Sunrise Lake Brookside

C

4

N

Sunset Lake Bridgeton

M

87

E

Swartswood Lake Swartswood

S&P

521

E

S

Swedes Lake Delran

M

27

N

Swedesboro Lake Swedesboro

M

23

E

S

Sylvan Lake Burlington

M&P

12

E

S

Thundergust Lake Centerton

S

10

E

Tilcon Lake Allamuchy State Pk

S

88

E

Topenemus Lake Freehold

C

22

N

S

Tuckahoe Lake Middletown

S

19

E

S

Turkey Swamp Park Pond Freehold

C

22

N

Turnmill Pond Colliers Mills

S

62

E

Twin Lakes Andover

S

19

E

Union Lake Millville

S

898

L

Upper Echo Park Pond Mountainside

C

10

N

Verona Park Lake Verona

C

13

N

S

Vincentown Mill Pond Vincentown

M

11

E

W. Hudson County Park Pond Harrison

C

4

N

S

Wargo Pond (Watershed Institute Pond) Pennington

P

5

E

Warinanco Park Pond Roselle

C

7

N

S

Watchung Lake Watchung

M

15

N

Wawayanda Lake Highland Lake

S

248

E

YR

Weequahic Park Lake Newark

C

75

N

Westons Mill Pond Brunswick

C &P

92

E

White Lake Blairstown

C

70

E

YR

Whitehead Mill Pond Trenton

M&P

12

N

Whites Pond Waldwick

M

7

N

S

Whitesbog Pond Whitesbog

S

45

E

Wild Duck Pond Ridgewood

C

3

N

Willow Grove Lake Malaga

M&P

124

E

Wilson Lake Fries Mill

C

58

E

Woodcliff Lake (North Hudson Cty Pk Pond) N. Bergen

C

16

N

S

Wooddale Park Pond Woodcliff Lake

C

4

N

Woodstown Memorial Lake Woodstown

M

20

E

Woolmans Lake Mt. Holly

M

5

E

Zabriskies Pond (Hartung Lake) Wyckoff

M

2

N