-- Swimming holes, lakes & natural pools
Located on Delaware River in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, only New Jersey site within Area where swimming permitted. Named after bog turtles that frequent area. Six miles north of I-80. Beach with picnic tables and restrooms, extensive hiking trails. Parking with fees charged per vehicle.
Glacial lake in northwest Skylands region created when glaciers retreated at end of last Ice Age. Over 1,100 feet above sea level, lake named after Lenni-Lenape term for "water on the mountain." Swimming permitted from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day while lifeguards are on duty. Changing areas, restrooms, and a concession with food and beach supplies. Rentals of canoes, kayaks and paddle boats. Nearby trails include portion of Appalachian Trail crossing through Park, also ruins of historic iron furnace abandoned after Civil War. Admission charged per vehicle.
Nude bathing lake and 145-acre camp owned and operated by nonprofit Rock Lodge Club, Inc., naturist's club in man-made, spring-fed lake on woodland tract in Sussex County near Kittatinny State Park and New York border. Also hot tub and sauna, two tennis courts, volleyball, row boats, kayaks, cabin rentals for members, trails through woods. Stone House completed 1907 as farmhouse (first fireproof home erected in US), now serves as social center with upstairs apartments leased as permanent residences for members. During 1920s, training camp for boxers including heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey. Established 1932 as nudist camp on property leased from owner, in 1990s nudist members formed company to purchase property now comprising 145 acres. Features active social calendar. Visitors allowed four day visits before membership required.
State-operated recreation area in largest reservoir with depths up to 180 feet. Located south of I-78 in Hunterdon County in midst of 1,600 acres of state forest with 100 miles of trails. Swimming area created by building underwater wall to set off swimming from main reservoir, where swimming prohibited. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Changing areas, restrooms, showers, and concession building with food and beach supplies. Two playgrounds and volleyball nets. Entrance fee charged per vehicle.
Located in heart of Pinelands in Wharton State Forest near Batsto Village, state-operated recreation center with beach, changing facilities, snack bar. Canoe and kayak rentals. Swimming permitted when lifeguards on duty. Day passes available. Nine lakeside cabins for rental and campground with 50 tent and trailer sites with picnic tables, fire rings, and access to flush toilets and shower facilities, open April through October. Trails through surrounding forests. Easily accessible off Route 206..
Located 15 minutes from Philadelphia. Lake with 800 feet of beach. 100-foot water slide, volleyball,
horseshoes, picnic areas, mini golf, snack bar, bar with alcohol permit. Showers and rest rooms. Available for event and party rentals. Daily admission fees.