Hopatcong State Park, Landing

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Hopatcong State Park is a state park in the Landing section of Roxbury Township, New Jersey, United States. 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 came on a summer Friday and loved it. Parking was no problem and it was not crowded. Beautiful lake, clean water, water was very warm. Great swimming for kids, swimming beach is shallow and the wat...  more »
  • Went for the first time to Kayak here and i swear every boater sped up passing us to try and flip us. I felt completely unsafe here and would never come back. Just because you have the bigger boat doe...  more »
  • Absolute harassment by the state park police. I visit the park every morning at 6 am, with not a soul in sight, i have a puppy, I let him off the leash and he runs around and enjoys life. This goes on...  more »
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  • Hopatcong state park is a very relaxing park. I go there in the winter time especially when the lake is frozen nd watch the ice fishing. The air is crisp nd refreshing. I just love it.
  • Great area to bring the family and kids. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Plenty of tables and grills. Water is about 5 feet at the deepest end of the designated swimming area. Bags provided to carry out your garbage from what's brought in. Showers and changing rooms available as well. Basketball court also available (one full court and two half courts) and two volleyball courts. Two children's playgrounds (one by the swimming area and another by the picnic area). Recommended for a nice day with the family or friends.
  • Very nice and clean. Especially during the week. Big huge Lake with very nice restaurants and attractions.
  • Great place to walk and walk your animals in the off season
  • It's not a bad place to visit. Just don't bring your dog. We thought the whole family could have fun and swim... nope! We have a small dog and hes not allowed even though we were told it was fine. The most annoying part of the entire day goes to the lifeguards. They definitely get a medal. Every 5 mins they are on the horn for the most dumbest thing. They just didn't stop and I didn't know they have a million rules and regulations here. You can't do this, you can't do that. I had another swimmer go by me and said "when the hell do they leave?" So yea its nice to look at, eat and stuff but that's it. There's no freedom to enjoy yourself. I'll pass and go somewhere else next time.
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