Good News for Lake Hopatcong - NJDEP opens Six Beaches – Two more possible by the Weekend

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On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the latest NJDEP testing on the beaches showed two positive results for six beaches, bringing Lake Hopatcong to nine total beaches that are open to swimming.

It is important to note that all of Lake Hopatcong is open to the public for Boating, Fishing and other recreational activities that don’t involve long direct contact with the water.

Beaches Opened:

  • Pebble Beach
  • Sand Harbor
  • Bass Rock Beach
  • Sperry Springs Beach
  • Beck Lane Beach
  • CAPP Beach

Beaches Likely to be Open Next Week:

  • Clearwater Beach
  • Hopatcong State Park
  • Byram Bay Community Beach Club

While the beaches have seen positive results, other areas of Lake Hopatcong tested higher for Phycocyanin levels. This included Crescent Cove Road (+192%), SE of State Park Beach (+143%) and Prospect Point (+160), showing that the HAB problem is not over yet.

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NJDEP Test Results - Posted 08/13/2019

Site

Past Reading

Current Reading

% Increase

Pebble Beach

15,250

18,625

22.13%

Now Open

Sand Harbor

12,750

13,500

5.88%

Now Open

Clearwater Beach

21,000

16,250

-22.62%

Next to Open?

Bass Rock Beach

12,000

17,250

43.75%

Now Open

Lake Forest Yacht Club Beach

45,000

Not Tested

Not Tested

Elba Point Beach

24,000

Not Tested

Not Tested

Mount Arlington Beach

30,500

Not Tested

Not Tested

Hopatcong State Park

27,250

18,250

-33.03%

Next to Open?

Sperry Springs Beach

6,500

9,750

50.00%

Now Open

Byram Bay Community Beach Club

21,250

16,750

-21.18%

Next to Open?

Beck Lane Beach

13,750

17,000

23.64%

Now Open

CAPP Beach

5,250

4,500

-14.29%

Now Open

East Shore Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Hopatcong Homestead Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Ingrams Cove

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Crescent Cove Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Nolan Point Park Rd

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Rock Bass Rd.

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Squaw Trail

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Lakeside Rd.

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Witten Park

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Wood Port Bay

40,000

55,750

39.38%

Mid-Lake

37,750

53,000

40.40%

Crescent Cove Road

50,625

148,000

192.35%

Henderson Cove

17,375

12,250

-29.50%

Open

Byram Cove

17,500

14,500

-17.14%

Open

Indian Harbor

17,250

17,250

0.00%

Open

East of Davis Cove

22,500

42,750

90.00%

SE of State Park Beach

24,250

59,125

143.81%

Prospect Point

28,000

73,000

160.71%

Average:

489,750

607,500

24.04%

  • Green Highlights show Beaches that should open next week.
  • Orange Highlights Beaches that should open by Friday.

 

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