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Places to Fish - Ponds, Lakes and Reservoirs

Streams and Rivers Page
Delaware River Access

New Jersey offers more than 400 publicly accessible lakes, ponds and reservoirs. These waters offer a great diversity of fishing opportunities, from abundant populations of panfish to trophy-sized game fish. There are also miles of public streams and rivers.

The list of waters below includes those where a good population of desirable species are present. A number of them also provide access for people with a disabling condition. Clicking on the name will open a new window or tab with the Google Maps location of the water.

There are separate pages of access points on trout waters listed by county and alphabetically. Depth maps of many lakes are available on the Lake Survey Maps page.

Anglers should be aware of the Boat Ramp Maintenance Permit requirement, satisfied by a fishing license, on some WMA waters and the Round Valley Angler Access.

The print version of the Places to Fish booklet, which contains additional information, including species found and fishing quality, is currently out of stock. However, a printable PDF version is available on this website:
Places to Fish - Lakes, Ponds and Reservoirs (pdf, 195kb)

License agents can help you find productive local fishing sites.

Waters are grouped by county:

Atlantic
Bergen
Burlington
Camden
Cape May
Cumberland
Essex
Gloucester
Hudson
Hunterdon
Mercer
Middlesex
Monmouth
Morris
Ocean
Passaic
Salem
Somerset
Sussex
Union
Warren

Angler facilities:
Y - Yes
N - No
L - Limited to 10 h.p. maximum for motors
E - Electric outboards only

Atlantic County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Bargaintown Pond Bargaintown 18 N N E
Birch Grove Park Ponds Northfield 30 N N N
Corbin City Impoundment #1 Corbin City 104 Y N E
Corbin City Impoundment #2 Corbin City 243 Y N E
Corbin City Impoundment #3 Corbin City 284 Y N E
Egg Harbor City Lake Egg Harbor 30 N N N
Hammonton Lake Hammonton 75 Y N N
Heritage Park Pond Absecon 6 N N N
Lake Lenape Mays Landing 350 Y Y Y
Maple Lake Estelle Manor 35 Y N N
Makepeace Lake Hammonton 300 Y N E
Mill Pond Port Republic 32 Y N E
Bergen County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Bear Swamp Lake Mahwah 48 N N N
Campgaw Pond Ramsey 3 N N N
Coopers Park Pond Bergenfield 4 N N N
Crystal Lake Englewood 3 N N N
Dahnerts Lake Garfield 4 N N N
Darlington Park Pond Ramsey 18 N N N
Haledon Reservoir Franklin Lakes 75 N N N
Indian Lake Little Ferry 6 N N N
Liberty Park Pond Saddle River 1.5 N N N
MacMillan Reservoir Mahway 12 N N N
Mill Pond Park Ridge 9 N N N
Oradell Reservoir *** Oradell 620 N N N
Otto Pehle Pond Saddle Brook 8 N N N
Overpeck Lake Teaneck 157 Y N N
Ramapo Lake Oakland 120 N N N
Scarlet Oak Pond Ramapo Valley Reservation 22 N N N
Whites Pond Waldwick 6 N N N
Wild Duck Pond Ridgewood 4 N N N
Wooddale Park Pond Woodcliff Lake 6 N N N
Zabriskies Pond (Hartung Lake) Wyckoff 4 N N N
Burlington County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Atsion Lake Atsion 62 Y N E
Batsto Lake Batsto 40 Y N E
Big Pine Lake Browns Mills 13 Y N E
Crystal Lake Willingboro 20 N N N
Harrisville Lake Martha 40 Y N E
Kirby's Mill Pond (Lake Cotoxen) Vincentown 5 Y N E
Lake Absegami Leektown 63 Y N E
Lake Oswego Jenkins Neck 92 Y N E
Laurel Acres Pond Mt. Laurel 2.5 N N N
Little Pine Lake Browns Mills 13 Y N E
Medford Park Ponds Medford 5 N N N
Mirror Lake Browns Mills 250 Y N N
Pakim Pond Four Mile 5 N N N
Pemberton Lake Pemberton 20 Y N E
Smithville Lake Ewanville 10 Y Y E
Strawbridge Lake Moorestown 14 Y N E
Swedes Lake Riverside 45 Y N N
Sylvan Lake Burlington 12 Y N N
Vincentown Mill Pond Vincentown 11 Y N E
Whitesbog Pond Whitesbog 39 Y N E
Woolmans Lake Mount Holly 5 Y N E
Camden County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Blackwood Lake Blackwood 25 Y N N
Cedar Pond Blue Anchor 11 Y N E
Cherrywood Lake Blackwood 5 Y N E
Cooper River Park Lake Collingswood 150 Y Y E
Dramasei Lake Blackwood 8 Y N E
Evans Lake Haddonfield 12 Y N N
Haddon Lake Audubon 10 Y N N
Hirschs Pond (Runnemede Lake) Runnemede 6 Y N N
Hopkins Pond Haddonfield 5 Y Y N
Kirkwood Lake Lindenwold 26 Y N E
Lake Rene Blackwood 5 Y N E
Linden Lake Lindenwold 3 N N N
Munns Lake Haddonfield 3 N N N
Nashs Lake Turnersville 7 Y N N
New Brooklyn Lake Sicklerville 40 Y N N
Newton Lake Collingswood 40 Y Y E
Oak Pond Blue Anchor 12 Y N E
Rowands Pond Clementon 3 N N N
WallworthPond Haddonfield 4 N N N
Cape May County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Cape May Park Ponds Cape May Court House 11 N N N
Dennisville Lake Dennisville 50 Y N N
East Creek Pond Eldora 62 Y N E
Lake Nummy Woodbine 26 Y N E
Tuckahoe Impoundment #1 Middletown 42 Y N E
Tuckahoe Impoundment #2 Middletown 220 Y N E
Tuckahoe Impoundment #3 Middletown 75 Y N E
Tuckahoe Lake Middletown 10 Y N E
West Pond Cape May Court House 3 N N N
Cumberland County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Bostwick Lake Friesburg 32 Y N N
Cedar Lake Cedarville 57 N N E
Cedarville Ponds Cedarville 18 Y N N
Clarks Ponds Fairton 43 Y N E
Cumberland Pond Milmay 226 Y Y E
Davis Mill Pond Greenwich 40 Y Y E
Giampietro Park Pond Vineland 11 N N N
Laurel Lake Laurel Lake 135 N N Y
Mary Elmer Lake Bridgeton 18 Y N N
Menantico Sand Ponds Millville 62 Y Y E
Shaws Mill Pond Newport 30 Y N E
Sunset Lake Bridgeton 88 Y Y Y
Union Lake Millville 898 Y Y L
Willow Grove Lake Leektown 63 Y N E
Essex County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Branch Brook Park Pond Newark 24 N N N
Clarks Pond Bloomfield 7 N N N
Diamond Mill Pond Millburn 4 N N N
Grover Cleveland Park Pond Caldwell 1 N N N
Lake Vincent West Orange 3 N N N
Orange Pond Orange 2 N N N
Verona Park Lake Verona 13 N N N
Weequahic Park Lake Newark 80 N Y N
Gloucester County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Alcyon Lake Glassboro 18 Y Y E
Franklinville Lake Franklinville 18 Y Y N
Glenn Lake Pitman 1 Y N E
Greenwich Lake Gibbstown 20 Y N N
Grenloch Lake Grenloch 8 Y Y E
Harrisonville Lake Harrisonville 30 Y N E
Iona Lake Porchtown 36 Y N N
Logan Pond Repaupo 4 N N E
Malaga Lake Malaga 105 Y Y E
Mullica Hill Lake Mullica Hill 10 Y N N
Nashs Lake Turnersville 7 Y N N
Swedesboro Lake Swedesboro 20 Y N E
Wilson Lake Fries Mill 58 Y Y E
Hudson County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Duck Pond Secaucus 3 N N N
Lincoln Park Lake Jersey City 3 N N N
W. Hudson County Park Pond Harrison 4 N N N
Woodcliff Lake N. Bergen 15 N N N
           
Hunterdon County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Amwell Lake Linvale 10 Y N E
Clinton WMA Pond Union Twp. 5 N N N
Deer Path Park Pond Barley Sheaf 2 N N N
Dermott Pond Clinton 1 N N N
Echo Hill Pond Clinton 1 N N N
Round Valley Recreation Lake Lebanon 20 N N N
Round Valley Reservoir Lebanon 2,350 Y Y L
Spruce Run Reservoir Clinton 1,290 Y Y L
Mercer County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Baldwin Lake Pennington 10 N N N
Belle Mountain Pond Lambertville 2 N N N
Carnegie Lake Princeton 237 Y Y E
Colonial Lake Trenton 10 N N N
Community Park North Pond Princeton 1 N N N
Etra Lake Etra 19 Y N N
Gropps Lake White Horse 98 Y N N
Grovers Mill Pond Princeton Junction 28 N N N
Lake Mercer Edinburg 275 Y Y E
Log Basin Pond Trenton 2 N N N
Peddie Lake Hightstown 16 Y N N
Rosedale Lake Rosedale 30 N N N
Stony Brook Watershed Pond Pennington 2 N N N
Whitehead Mill Pond Trenton 12 N N N
Middlesex County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Bissets Pond South River 2.5 N N N
Brainerd Lake Cranbury 15 Y N N
Carnegie Lake Princeton 237 Y Y E
Carteret Park Pond Carteret 3.5 N N N
Davidsons Mill Pond Deans 10 Y Y E
DeVoe Lake Spotswood 59 Y N N
East Brunswick Park Lake (Dallenbach's Pond) East Brunswick 25 Y Y E
Farrington Lake Milltown 290 Y Y E
Green Acres Park North Plainfield 1 N N N
Helmetta Lake Helmetta 20 Y N N
Hooks Creek Lake Cheesequake 10 N N N
Kennedy Park Pond Sayreville 10 N N N
Lake Papaianni Edison 8 N N N
Manalapan Lake Jamesburg 40 Y N N
Milltown Pond Milltown 10 Y N N
New Market Pond Piscataway 25 N N N
Plainsboro Pond Plainsboro 23 N N N
Roosevelt Park Pond Menlo Park 10 N N N
Spring Lake S. Plainfield 19 N N N
Victor Crowell Pond (Willow Lake/Lake Creighton) Middlesex 3 N N N
Westons Mill Pond New Brunswick 92 Y N E
Monmouth County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Allentown Pond (Conines Mill Pond) Allentown 35 Y N E
Assunpink Lake Roosevelt 225 Y Y E
Deal Lake Asbury Park 158 Y Y Y
Echo Lake Southard 6 Y N E
Englishtown Mill Pond (Lake Weamaconk) Englishtown 6 Y N N
Garveys Pond Navesink 2 N N N
Hamilton Fire Co. Pond Neptune 2 N N N
Holmdel Park Pond Holmdel 5 N N N
Kesslers Pond Allenwood 3 Y N E
Lake Como Spring Lake 30 N N N
Lefferts Lake Matawan 69 Y N N
Macs Pond Manasquan 2 N N N
Manasquan Reservoir ** Howell Twp. 720 Y Y E
Millhurst Mills Lake (Millhurst Pond) Millhurst 22 N N N
Mohawk Pond Red Bank 2 N N N
Poricy Pond Middletown Twp. 16 N N N
Rising Sun Lake Roosevelt 38 Y Y E
Shadow Lake Middletown Twp. 88 N N N
Shark River Park Pond Glendola 3 N N N
Silver Lake Belmar 15 N N N
Spring Lake Spring Lake 16 Y N N
Stone Tavern Lake Roosevelt 52 Y Y E
Takanassee Lake Long Branch 14 N N N
Thompson Park Lake (Marlu Lake) Lincroft 22 Y Y E
Topenemus Lake Freehold 21 Y N N
Turkey Swamp Park Pond Freehold 20 N N N
Morris County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Atwater Pond Chester 2 N N N
Budd Lake Budd Lake 376 Y Y Y
Burnham Park Pond Morristown 4 N N N
Community Park Pond (Walrus Pond) Morris Plains 4 N N N
Hedden Park Lake Dover 6 N N N
Kays Pond Milltown 7 N N N
Lake Ames Hibernia 16 N N N
Lake George Washington Twp. 8 N N N
Lake Hopatcong Mt. Arlington 2,685 Y Y Y
Lake Musconetcong Stanhope 329 Y Y Y
Mt. Hope Pond Rockaway 18 N N N
Saffin’s Pond Milton 12 N N N
Silas Condict Park Lake Kinnelon 10 N N N
Speedwell Lake Morristown 23 N N N
Sunrise Lake Brookside 3 N N N
Ocean County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Bauer Pond Keswick Grove 10 Y N E
Butterfly Bogs Pond Vanhiseville 18 N N E
Colliers Mill Pond Colliers Mills 17 Y N E
Deerhead Lake Forked River 37 N N N
Enno Lake (Bennetts Pond) Bennetts Mill 46 Y Y E
Forge Pond Bricktown 45 Y Y Y
Goose Pond Woodmansie 10 N N N
Horicon Lake Lakehurst 50 N N N
Kennedy Pond Colliers Mills 11 Y N E
Lake Barnegat Forked River 50 N N N
Lake Carasaljo Lakewood 67 N N N
Lake Fishigan Lakewood 6 N N N
Lake of the Lillies Pt. Pleasant Beach 20 N N N
Lake Manahawkin Manahawkin 70 Y N N
Lake Manetta Lakewood 18 N N N
Mill Pond Double Trouble 20 N N N
Oakford Lake New Egypt 35 Y N Y
Pohatcong Lake Tuckerton 33 N N N
Prospertown Lake Hornerstown 80 Y N N
Shannoc Pond Colliers Mills 8 Y N E
Shenandoah Lake Lakewood 50 Y Y E
Stafford Forge Reservoir Stafford Forge 68 Y N E
Stafford Forge Main Line Stafford Forge 73 Y N E
Stafford Forge Pond #1 Stafford Forge 48 Y N E
Stafford Forge Pond #2 Stafford Forge 22 Y N E
Success Lake Colliers Mills 40 Y N E
Turn Mill Pond Colliers Mills 100 Y Y E
Wells Mill Lake Waretown 34 Y N E
Whitesbog Pond Whitesbog 53 Y N E
Passaic County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Barbours Pond West Paterson 12 N N N
Brushwood Pond Ringwood 4 Y N E
Clinton Reservoir * West Milford 423 Y Y E
Dundee Lake Clifton 224 N N N
Echo Lake * West Milford 300 Y Y E
Gatun Pond Ringwood 1 N N N
Glasmere Ponds Ringwood 3 N N N
Goffle Brook Park Pond Hawthorne 5 N N N
Green Turtle Pond Hewitt 40 Y N E
Greenwood Lake Browns 1,920 Y Y Y
Hughes Lake Passaic 3 N N N
Lake Sonoma West Milford 15 N N N
Mill Pond Ringwood 1 N N N
Monksville Reservoir Ringwood 505 Y Y L
Oak Ridge Reservoir * Oak Ridge 482 Y Y E
Oldham Pond North Haledon 15 N N N
Pompton Lake Pompton Lakes 204 Y Y Y
Sallys Pond Ringwood 11 N N N
Shepherd Lake Ringwood 74 Y Y E
Surprise Lake West Milford 20 N N N
Weyble Pond Ringwood 40 Y N E
Salem County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Avis Mill Pond Richmantown 25 N N N
Daretown Lake Pole Tavern 16 Y N N
DOD Lake Penns Grove 120 Y Y E
Elkington Mill Pond Alloway 30 Y Y E
Elmer Lake Elmer 45 Y N N
Harrisonville Lake Harrisonville 30 Y N E
Laurel Lake Quinton 21 Y N E
Maskells Mills Lake Canton 33 N N E
Parvin Lake Centerton 95 Y N E
Rainbow Lake Pittsgrove 77 Y Y E
Riverview Beach Pond Pennsville 5 Y N N
Salem Canal Carney's Point 250 Y Y Y
Schadlers Sand Wash Pond Penns Grove 5 N N N
Thundergust Lake Centerton 14 Y N E
Woodstown Memorial Lake Woodstown 20 Y N N
Somerset County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Ann Van Middleworth Pond Hillsborough 4 N N N
Bedminster Pond Bedminster 5 N N N
Best Pond Watchung 6 N N N
Green Brook Pond Plainfield 1 N N N
Mettlers Pond East Millstone 3 N N N
Powder Mill Pond East Millstone 6 N N N
Spooky Brook Lake East Millstone 13 N N N
Spring Lake South Plainfield 5 N N N
Watchung Lake Watchung 15 N N N
Sussex County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Blue Mountain Lake Five Points 20 N N N
Canistear Reservoir * Vernon Twp. 350 Y Y E
Cranberry Lake Lockwood 179 Y Y Y
Crater Lake Five Points 16 N N N
Hainesville Pond Hainesville 37 N N N
Hemlock Pond Walpack 15 N N N
Iliff Lake Andover 37 N N N
Jefferson Lake Lockwood 46 Y N E
Kittatinny Camp Pond Layton 10 N N N
Lake Aeroflex Andover 101 Y Y E
Lake Hopatcong Hopatcong 2,685 Y Y Y
Lake Lookout Highland Lake 8 N N E
Lake Marcia Colesville 19 N N N
Lake Musconetcong Stanhope 329 Y Y Y
Lake Ocquittunk Tuttles Corner 8 Y N E
Laurel Pond Highland Lake 8 N N N
Little Swartswood Lake Swartswood 75 Y Y E
Long Pine Pond Flatbrookville 20 N N N
Paulinskill Lake Newton 157 Y N N
Ryker Lake New Russia 30 Y N E
Saw Mill Lake Colesville 20 Y N E
Silver Lake Hamburg 21 Y N E
Spring Lake Swartswood 18 N N N
Steenykill Lake Colesville 30 Y N E
Stony Lake Normanock 15 N N N
Swartswood Lake Swartswood 494 Y Y E
Thunder Mt. Lake Walpack 20 Y N N
Wawayanda Lake Highland Lake 255 Y Y E
Union County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Briant Park Pond Summit 6 N N N
Brookside Park Pond Scotch Plains 1 N N N
Cedar Brook Park Pond Plainfield 5 N N N
Echo Park Pond, Lower Mountainside 6 N N N
Echo Park Pond, Upper Mountainside 10 N N N
Milton Lake Rahway 10 N N N
Mindowaskin Pond Westfield 2 N N N
Nomahegan Pond Cranford 7 N N N
Rahway River Park Pond (Jackson Pond) Rahway 6 N N N
Seely’s Pond Berkeley Hts. 3 N N N
Surprise Lake Mountainside 25 N N N
Warinanco Park Pond Roselle 8 N N N
Wilson Park Pond (McGiluory's Pond) Linden 3 N N N
Warren County
Water Nearest Town Acres Car Top Launch Boat Ramp Outboard
Allowed
Allamuchy Pond Allamuchy 50 N N E
Blair Lake Blairstown 2 N N N
Catfish Pond Millbrook 31 N N N
Columbia Lake Columbia 55 Y Y E
Deer Park Pond Allamuchy 46 N N E
Delaware Lake Columbia 36 Y N E
Furnace Lake Oxford 53 Y Y E
Ghost Lake Great Meadows 18 Y N E
Merrill Creek Reservoir Stewartsville 650 Y Y E
Mountain Lake Buttzville 122 N N N
Sunfish Pond Columbia 41 N N N
Watergate Pond Millbrook 4 N N N
White Lake Blairstown 65 Y N E

Notes:
* Only by permit issued by:
     Newark Pequannock Watershed Office
     Newark City Hall
     920 Broad Street
     Newark, NJ 07102
     973-733-8008
  or
     Newark Pequannock Watershed Echo Lake Office
     223 Echo Lake Road
     Newfoundland, NJ 07435
     (must apply in person - fee charged)
     973-697-1724

** All boats required to have a permit.
     Issued at:
     Manasquan Reservoir Boat Ramp
     732-919-0996

*** Only by permit issued by:
     United Water Jersey City
     150 Warren St.
     Jersey City, NJ 07302
     201-767-9300 ext. 3208

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