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Carnegie Lake, Princeton

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Lake Carnegie is a reservoir that is formed from a dam on the Millstone River, in the far northeastern corner of Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey. The Delaware and Raritan Canal and its associated tow path are situated along the eastern shore of the lake. Noted businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated money for the construction of the lake, which was donated to Princeton University. In 1990, the Lake Carnegie Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The lake, which is privately owned, is used by the university's rowing team. It is, however, available for public use for activities such as ice skating, fishing, and picnicking. Fish species include largemouth bass, carp, pickerel, crappie, channel catfish and occasionally a few rainbow and brown trout that make their way into Carnegie Lake from Stony Brook. Years of pollution have led to a dangerous decrease in the lake's safety levels. Efforts to improve the water quality of Carnegie Lake are ongoing.
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  • Although, I expected much from this, however it is okay, I would say one will not regret by not visiting here, so it is completely fine incase if you have been till Princeton but not visited 
  • Carnegie Lake looked like a very nice park, but when you're looking for a place to swim and it doesn't have it, it was disappointing (though that was probably due more to my failure to read fully abou...  read more »
  • Walking trails, rowing courses, canoes, nature and more make a trip to Carnegie Lake in Princeton, NJ worth the trip. Often you'll see Ivy League rowing teams practicing or competing on this long beau...  read more »
  • Man made lake used primarily by Princeton University rowing team. Home to wide variety of water birds - Egrets, blue herons. The water is polluted due to run offs.
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