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“Boating on the reservoir”

Round Valley Recreation Area
New Jersey
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405 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Boating on the reservoir”
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Have used the boat ramp to launch and ride on the reservoir. Limit is 9.9 hpr so going is slow. I hear the fishing is good. Can see the bottom from the shallow waters. Nearby is Spruce Run which is shallower lake. Different fish and boating experience. In the winter when the lakes freeze, these have been ice boats. That is something to see.

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Annandale, New Jersey
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126 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Round Valley is a man-made reservoir that is large and deep in fact; the valley that created the reservoir flooded an old New Jersey town when constructed. Scuba divers report roads, homes barns and other remnants of the old town that once lived dives. Boats with less than 10HP are welcome. There is a boat ramp and other amenities. Beautiful and well worth enjoying any time of year. It is a gem when it is not packed with visitors on summer weekends who come by the carload, in caravans a times, to get away and enjoy the value of the state park as access is free.

Visited April 2014
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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“You will think you are in another state....”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Quiet with clear water, this state park makes you feel that you are miles away from civilization. Food and supplies are only a few miles away. Great place for a day trip, fishing, hiking, walking or just taking in the peace and quiet.

Visited July 2013
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Clinton, New Jersey
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“a Gem!!! Keep the secret.”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

This park is well known for drownings because the reservoir is so deep. The spot is very beautiful and has hiking trails, boating and 2 boat ramps, swimming area and lots of shoreline for fishing. There is some camping that you have to boat to or hike in to. The water is crystal clear. My dog loves to go swimming there. We go kayaking there often. You can get a summer pass or pay a daily fee during the summer season. It is worth it. During the summer, the swimming and barbecuing area gets crowded and sometimes full so come early or come during the week better yet.

Visited April 2014
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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166 reviews
92 attraction reviews
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“Nice walk along the water.”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

I've never been there during the summer months. We prefer the quiet off season where this area provides a scenic walk along the water for us and our dogs. We occasionally bump into other dog walkers doing the same. If the water isnt too cold we let the dogs play in the water.

Visited September 2013
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