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Budd Lake is an unincorporated community and census designated place (CDP) located within Mount Olive Township, in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 8,968. Budd Lake was named for John Budd. Prior to that, it was called Hattacawanna Lake.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 6.424 square miles (16.640 km2), including 5.443 square miles (14.099 km2) of land and 0.981 square miles (2.541 km2) of (1.74%) was water.Budd LakeBudd Lake, the largest natural lake in New Jersey that the community is named after, is the source of the South Branch Raritan River.A glacial lake at an elevation of 933ft, Budd Lake has a surface area of 374acre, making it the largest natural lake in New Jersey. It is 7–12 feet deep, and can have large algal blooms. The bog, created by thousands of years of decaying plant material, supports wetland plants such as black spruce and tamarack, which grow on the floating mass. The lake is recharged through groundwater seepage through a series of wetlands, and serves as the headwaters of the Raritan River's South Branch. It is closely bordered by U.S. Route 46 to the south, and Sand Shore Road to the east.
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