The amount of Winter Drop Down has been reduced by 4 inches due to climate change in the Hoptcong Lake Region.
If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out the in classroom (seminar) version of our popular online boating course.
As the Lake Hopatcong Foundation meet this week (June 20, 2016) the conversation quickly turned to how early and fast the weeds are growing this year.
Lake Hopatcong lakefront properties owners can participate in the B-Safe (Blue Signs are for Emergencies) Dock Numbering Program.
JULY 4TH SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT
All boaters who plan on attending the fireworks display on July 1st - Friday night please adhere to the following important safety tips to ensure a safe evening for all.
As many of you may have noticed, the long-awaited roof work has begun for the Train Station.
The Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board released their recommendations on over $2.7M of funds, with Lake Hopatcong Foundation earning $215,571 towards the necessary roof replacement for the train station.
Hopatcong is home of the 2016 Eastern Championship Regatta
In a recent article from NJ.Com, Lake Hopatcong was listed as one of “New Jersey's best lakes, reservoirs & swimming holes.”
Expert who has studied Lake for 20+ years, still hopeful for Hopatcong Lake
Offshore-style powerboat racing is in Lake Hopatcong. Some 30 plus boats are expected to compete in up to 10 categories in the Offshore Powerboat Association event, to be run at the Lake Forest Yacht Club.
As already reported by The Lake Hopatcong Regional News, The water level is lower than hoped on the lake 8.3’ as of today, and the weeds are having wondrous start this season.
The water scouting season has begun! Thanks to two volunteers from the Knee Deep Club scouting already in the Liffy Island area on June 14, approximately three dozen Water Chestnut plants were located and hand-pulled.
When hand-pulling this aggressive Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), it is critical to remove the entire plant including the seed pod burrowed in the sediment on the bottom of the lake. Research indicates these seed pods can remain viable for up to 12 years. The more plants with the seed pods that are hand-pulled, the less chance we have of Water Chestnut spreading to other areas in the lake.
We are always looking for more volunteer Water Scouts. More information is available on our website. To volunteer, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.