NEW BOAT RAMP AT ASSUNPINK LAKE OPENS TO PUBLIC
(06/69) TRENTON - Delivering on her commitment to offer
New Jersey residents and visitors first-rate recreational opportunities,
Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson
today announced the opening of a new public boat ramp at Assunpink
Lake in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County.
"This new facility greatly improves public access to Assunpink
Lake and will enable more people to enjoy fishing and boating in
New Jersey," Commissioner Jackson said.
Funded through the New Jersey Green Acres Program, the $458,000
facility replaces a small, gravel ramp and parking area at the end
of Imlaystown-Hightstown Road, on the grounds of the Assunpink Wildlife
The new recreational facility at the 225-acre lake is concrete
and features a 50-foot-long fixed dock and paved parking area to
accommodate more than 40 vehicles with boat trailers. The site is
fully accessible for people with disabilities, and portable restrooms
also are available.
The DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife oversees the operation
of the boat ramp and manages the 6,300-acre Assunpink Wildlife Management
For more information about fishing access, public boat ramps and
wildlife management areas in New Jersey, visit