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Created at June 10, 2019

Best Lakeside trips in New Jersey

New Jersey has fabulous beaches! But its lakes are no less magnificent. A lakeside trip means swimming, boat rides, water sports, plenty of lakeside chilling and fun for the whole family. Here's a list of the lakeside trips you have to take in the area.
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Round Valley Reservoir
Round Valley Reservoir
4.8
(5)
Lebanon, NJ 08833
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This lake is perfect for swimming, boating and fishing. You won't miss the Beach either, with playgrounds, volleyball courts, changing areas with showers and food stands.
Atsion Lake
Atsion Lake
4.8
(5)
Wharton State Forest, Waterford
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The swimming area is beautiful and has lifeguards from 10 am to 6pm and three comfort stations nearby with shower and restroom facilities. It can get busy during the weekends.
Sunrise Lake Beach Club
Sunrise Lake Beach Club
4.8
(4)
Morris Twp, NJ
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A kid friendly lakeshore with an inflatable obstacle course, Zoom Flume and beach club. The sandy shores are ideal for kids to play and facilities include swimming and paddle boats. There are exclusive Tiny Tot Tuesdays in July and August for kids 4 and under and their parents.
Hooks Creek Lake
Hooks Creek Lake
4.8
(4)
Cheesequake, Old Bridge Township
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A small 6 acre lake, Hooks Creek is a quiet and relaxing retreat with swimming, playgrounds, food stands, visitor facilities and plenty of nature trails and campsites in the area.
Shepherd Lake
Shepherd Lake
4.8
(4)
1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood
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This beautiful lake is is open for swimming while lifeguards are on duty between 10 am and 6 pm, between memorial Day and Labour Day. Recreation includes swimming, boat rentals for fishing and canoeing, picnic tables and food stands.
Tomahawk Lake and Waterpark
Tomahawk Lake and Waterpark
4.8
(4)
Sparta Township, NJ 07871
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A family friendly park across 200 acres, this lake features a swimming area as well as a water park with rides, slides, bumper boating and an exciting one-person water coaster. There's also a special area for kids four feet and under called Papoose land. You can enjoy miniature golf, volleyball and horse riding.
Lake Nummy
Lake Nummy
4.7
(3)
Belleplain Rd, Woodbine
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Set in the thickly wooded Belleplain state forest, this lake allows swimming and has plenty of facilities for visitors including picnic areas with tables and charcoal grills.
Lake Wawayanda
Lake Wawayanda
4.7
(3)
885 Warwick Turnpike, Hewitt
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This is a scenic lake, with many nature and adventure trails including a section of the Appalachian trail. Its open for swimming every day from 10 am to 6 pm during the summer months.
Lake Hopatcong
Lake Hopatcong
4.7
(3)
Rate
Just 40 miles from New York city, this is New Jersey's largest freshwater lake, with facilities for swimming, water sports, boating and even some fishing. The shoreline is as fun as a beach with restaurants, marinas, volleyball courts and playgrounds.
Lake Marcia
Lake Marcia
4.7
(3)
1480 NJ-23, Sussex
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Lake Marcia is a natural spring fed lake, with a vantage view of the High Point monument amidst farmland and dorests. The lakeside offers swimming, a bathhouse, plenty of nature trails with picnic and camping facilities.
Lake Absegami
Lake Absegami
4.7
(3)
Bass River State Forest, Bass River
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This gorgeous lake is in the heart of the Bass River forest and offers swimming, boating and canoeing. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 am to 6pm. There are plenty of nature trails around for a day of exploration.
Swartswood Lake
Swartswood Lake
4.7
(3)
1091 E Shore Rd, Swartswood
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This is one of New Jersey's largest freshwater lakes and offers swimming, fishing, boating and kayaking. A very clean and kid-friendly facility, ideal for families.
Lake Carnegie
Lake Carnegie
4.7
(3)
Princeton, NJ
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A beautiful reservoir in the midst of picturesque woodlands, Lake Carnegie was created for the rowers of Princeton University.
Lake Minnewaska
Lake Minnewaska
4.5
(2)
Lake Minnewaska, Rochester
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It’s a very peaceful.
Marlu Lake
Marlu Lake
4.5
(2)
Marlu Lake, Holmdel
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