By Princeton Hydro as published by Musconetcong Watershed Association: The Musconetcong River begins at New Jersey’s largest lake, Lake Hopatcong, and flows southwest for 42 miles before emptying into the Delaware River. At the headwaters in Lake Hopatcong, the community has been battling with harmful algal blooms (HABs).

Lake Hopatcong Foundation By: Holly Odgers - Lake Hopatcong, the largest freshwater body in New Jersey, was originally two separate lakes known as Great Pond and Little Pond. The lake was first dammed in the 1750s and was raised two additional times to reach the lake we know today in the 1840s. 

Landing, N.J. (October 14, 2021)— The Lake Hopatcong Foundation was presented with a Preservation Project Award for the Lake Hopatcong Train Station project last night, October 13, at Preservation New Jersey’s 2021 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards. The award was one of fifteen presented at the ceremony held at the 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing, New Jersey.  

FishingBooker: The watersheds and coastline of the Garden State have never been more explored as in the last couple of years. This only makes sense, seeing that we’ve all been eager to get outside and enjoy outdoor activities as much as possible. A lot of novice anglers have been testing their luck and learning new tricks, and fishing has never been more popular.

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation sponsored the 2021 Lake Hopatcong Photo Contest, and the submissions from local photographers was simply amazing. Take a few minutes to check out the excellent work from local residents.

By: Donna Macalle-Holly: The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, in cooperation with Musconetcong Watershed Association, will host a sightseeing cruise on the LHF Floating Classroom followed by a hike along the Morris Canal Towpath to discover the history of Lake Hopatcong and the Morris Canal. 

Lake Hopatcong Foundation: B-SAFE dock numbers are a simple way to help create a safer lake. Dock numbers provide a "lake address" connected to each property's 9-1-1 street address. If an emergency occurs on or near the water, an accurate location can be reported using the nearest dock number as a reference point. 

It still works! The 96-year-old Lake Hopatcong State Park Fountain, where tourists frolicked nearly a century ago and locals continued to splash around until 20 years ago, was turned on briefly this week as restoration planning got underway.

What do you love most about Lake Hopatcong life? As a natural, recreational, and community resource, there are so many things that make Lake Hopatcong special. Here's your chance to share your favorite photo of a spectacular sunset, a heron in flight, that perfect waterskiing shot, or your absolute favorite view of the lake by entering our "Lake Your Best Shot!" 2021 photo contest. 

More Articles ...