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Hopatcong State Park, Landing
(3.7/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
Hopatcong State Park is a state park in Landing, New Jersey. Operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, the park consists of two discrete parcels of land, one that encompasses Lake Hopatcong and a parcel of land on its southwestern shore, and another that encompasses Lake Musconetcong about one mile to the west-southwest.The park contains remnants of Morris Canal, which operated from the 1830s to the 1920s and was largely fed by the lake. The park is also home to the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum, open Sundays during spring and fall, and housed in what was once the home of the resident lock tender and his family.ActivitiesSwimming is permitted in the park from Memorial Day through Labor Day while lifeguards are on duty.Subject to NJDEP regulations, there is year-round fishing at Lake Hopatcong and Lake Musconetcong, which are stocked by New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife stocks them with brown trout, rainbow trout and brook trout. Commonly caught warmwater species include large mouth bass, sunfish, catfish, perch and pickerel. During the winter, ice fishing is allowed (conditions permitting).
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  • we were at this place to see the falls late october this place is a gem hidden Near Jersey. To start with the drive itself is beautiful, once there you can just park your take a stroll around and admi...  more »
  • State park with awesome lake view and with lot of grilling spots. Can do lot of water activities jet skiing , kids and adults lake swimming ( in 3 ft) .Simply enjoy summer there . 
  • went 8 / 17 / 16 and me charm entry economic not there are that pay toll a place excellent for barbecue and to pass it in family love them animals so them ducks not me bother for nothing is as pass a day of field wonderful it unique was that the gps us command to another place and had that get asking but not matter that is part give it adventure
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  • This lake is beautiful. Very quiet and the price is only for parking. You enjoy your stay here if you're early and 10$ is great considering how well the park is maintained. Not everything is free in this world. I love the atmosphere and landscape. I'm actually planning my return very soon. My favorite part is the staff in the stand, they are very sweet and quick with orders. I brought my 5 year old and I was able to rent a life jacket... Since I forgot mine. They are very nice.
  • The park is great, It's very tranquil. Went with my family and we had a blast. They don't allow alcohol in the premises, but we had some beer cans (not bottles) and they didn't say anything. All benches have a grill next to them so be sure to bring charcoal and lighters. If for some reason you forget to a buy something, there is a supermarket about 3 minutes away. The lake was clean, not deep at all (4ft.) They have 2 sand volleyball courts, don't worry about bringing your own volleyball, you can rent one for $5.
  • This park was quite disappointing. After Labour Day there is no swimming permitted. This is actually enforced by the State police even when you are caught wading or fishing. Unfortunately there is little other public access to the foreshore. Another disappointment was the complete lack of kayak rentals. We are hoping the Shore is friendlier. Stay away from this place for sure!
  • In the summertime on the weekends you need to come early.park is closed by 10 every weekend. Law enforcement are very nice but don't tolerate any nonsense and will summon and evict you if you are bad
  • My heartfelt thanks to the First Aid Department, and to the highly trained staff and their professionalism, for the tremendous service that I received, and to the officers that helped me to my car. This is definitely a beautiful, clean and we'll cared for place to visit, for picnicking, for friends and family.❤