Round Valley Recreation Area

By Doreen Trontell

In the 1960s, the New Jersey Water Authority constructed two dams and transformed a huge Hunterdon County ravine into a picturesque reservoir and recreation area. Named Round Valley, due to its bowl shaped appearance, the reservoir is situated west of Cushetunk Mountain in Readington Township. Fifty-five billion gallons of clean water, pumped by the Water Authority from nearby Spruce Run Reservoir, fills the ravine, creating a pristine lake over 180 feet deep. 5,291 acres of untouched eastern woodlands and parkland surround the lake.

My family and I have enjoyed many hours boating on the reservoir and exploring the terrain. The sparkling blue water and green woodland environment provide an excellent habitat for native wildlife. A variety of raptors and waterfowl use the reservoir to rest during migrations and raise their young. Depending on the season various types of wildlife can be observed, late spring and early summer offering the most diversity. Broad winged hawks, ospreys, loons, and mergansers frequent the reservoir. It is not unusual to see herons stalking minnows among the reeds in the shallows. Their stately appearance reminds my daughter of the toy soldiers.

The prized lake trout

The clean cool water in the reservoir is ideal for many of New Jersey's native fish species including lake trout, which are not able to survive in shallower lakes and reservoirs. The New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife has stocked Round Valley with brown, rainbow, and lake trout, Large and small mouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, sunfish, rock bass, bullhead catfish, and eels.

The Round Valley Trout Association has introduced Kamloops Rainbow Trout to the reservoir, a species native to Canada, which eats, in addition to smaller fish, bugs, and grass shrimp, which are plentiful. Due to over-grazing by larger species that feed exclusively on smaller fish, the herring population has suffered, effecting the reservoir's food chain and impacting the Brown Trout population. Stocking Kamloops, a species that eats a varied diet, should assist in preserving the delicate balance.

The variety of stocked species lends itself to several types of sportsman. Fly-fishing for brown and rainbow trout from the shore, drop fishing from boats in the deepest areas for lake trout, or spinning in the grass beds off shore for bass and pickerel are all productive. Four New Jersey fishing records have been set at Round Valley Reservoir; the lake trout, the brown trout, the freshwater eel and the small mouth bass.

Watching the boats on the water enhances the view while hiking along the reservoir. A rugged three mile hike leads to the wilderness campgrounds, where on summer nights, we can see the fishing boats from our campsite. Eighty-five wilderness tent sites are located along the north, east, and south shores of the reservoir. They are equipped with fire pits; outhouses and water pumps are located along the trail. Shelter, equipment, and food must be carried in and out.

At our campsites, my children and I enjoy spending hot summer afternoons snorkeling through the grass beds observing huge smallmouth bass cruise by and bullhead catfish protecting their burrows. Catfish dig shallow tunnels into the slopes of lake bottoms to lay their eggs. Then diligently protect their nest until the eggs hatch. We often laugh as trout pass-up the fisherman's bait for more tasty appetizers in Sunfish and Rock Bass nests. The abundance of life beneath the surface amazes us, and an afternoon of snorkeling at Round Valley is more spectacular than diving in nearby coastal waters.

Snorkeling and scuba diving can be enjoyed at Round Valley Reservoir by permit only, obtained at the Park Office upon presenting required safety equipment, including a diver's flag and inflatable vests. Diving areas can be reached by boat or from shore. For more information call Round Valley Recreation Area at (908) 236-6355.

Boating is also permitted with approval. The reservoir has two boat ramps designed to launch motorboats. To protect the pristine environment and shorelines motorboats are limited to 10 horsepower gasoline engines. Individuals wishing to use the ramps must present a valid New Jersey fishing license or ramp permit. Summer storms tend to approach rapidly, and high winds make the reservoir treacherous. Two light towers have been constructed on the shores and flash when winds reach twenty knots. At that time all boaters must beach their craft. Life preservers are required on all vessels and must be worn by individuals in craft less than fourteen feet.

Our family takes advantage of the boat ramps to launch our sailboat, canoe, and kayaks. Sailing has been a passion of mine since childhood, and Round Valley is an ideal place to enjoy a passion. The reservoir is higher than the surrounding landscape and swift gusts can carry a boat across the water on a single reach. Often in the evening, while tacking back to the boat launch area, we are entertained by bald eagles nesting on Cushetunk Mountain. The eagles glide high above the water, wings spread, tails fanned, eyes searching, then dive to grasp their quarry basking just below the surface.

Kayak Round Valley

For the nature lover, kayaking is particularly enjoyable in the early summer when waterfowl nest along the shoreline. A quiet kayaker can paddle to within a few feet of fledglings in their nests or sneak up on frogs, turtles, and fish warming them selves in the sun. From a kayak, I have observed Kingfishers going in and out of nests in mud banks and deer coming to the water's edge to drink. Kayaking around Round Valley can take four to six hours, depending on how often one pauses to enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Sunscreen, a hat, and water should be taken along and considered part of your standard equipment. Ultra violet light reflecting off water is intensified and can be harsh if one is not prepared. After a day on the reservoir I often feel tired, but relaxed, and glad that I remembered my floppy hat and sunscreen.

Hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding, have been included in the design of Round Valley Recreation Area. Trails can be accessed from several locations around the reservoir including the Fish & Wildlife Boat Launch Area, Cushetunk Preserve, and within Round Valley State Park. The trails are natural footpaths cut through the brush and trees. Terrain is rough and steep in many places. Comfortable hiking shoes and a backpack, to pack a light snack, make outings more enjoyable. The foliage along the way is diverse and dense. White pines scent the air. In late July, raspberries grow in abundance beside the trails.

For those less inclined to the rigors of rugged hikes, and more appreciative of the finer aspects of nature, Eagle Scouts have completed several projects including a Blue Bird trail with nesting boxes and an outdoor presentation area, which embraces a scenic view of the reservoir.

Swimming is permitted only within the beach complex. Red Cross certified lifeguards are on duty when the beach is open. Picnicking sites are available in the Day Use area. During the summer months, nature programs for children and adults are presented by a staff naturalist.

Also along the shores of Round Valley Reservoir is Round Valley Youth Center and Challenge Day Camp. Opened before the state park, the Youth Center host's events for organizations and a summer program for youngsters.

For more information about Round Valley Recreation Area programs and facilities, please call the park office at (908) 236-6355. Or check the official webpage.

Nearby accommodations and attractions

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    44 Main St., Clinton 08809, 908/735-4244

  • Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse
  • Artisanal cheeses, wood fired breads, 100% grass-fed beef, whey fed pork, and suckled veal, 100% grass-fed ice cream, pasta made with Emmer wheat and our own free-range eggs, and pesto made with our own basil! Bread and cheesemaking workshops are held on the working farm as well as weekend tours and occasional concerts.

    369 Stamets Road, Milford 08848, 908/86GRASS

  • Decoys and Wildlife Gallery
  • This wildlife art gallery contains the area?s largest selection of hand carved decoys, representing carvers across the US, as well as an extensive collection of original paintings by some of the nation's most renowned artists.

    55 Bridge St., Frenchtown 08825, 908/996-6501

  • Ship Inn Restaurant and Brewery
  • New Jersey''s first brewpub where, in addition to14 British ales and hard cider on tap, you can enjoy selections brewed on-site. The menu is derived exclusively from cuisine from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Lively weekend entertainment, on and off premise catering.

    61 Bridge St., Milford 08848, 908/995-7007

  • Historic Hunterdon Taverns



R. F
11 Jul 2015, 17:48
Just visited for the first time in many years. Shockingly disgusting.
stayed about 15 minutes. Trash everywhere, people catching and keeping piles of tiny illegal fish.
Lines with hooks still on stretching across the walking paths. Most of the people in the beach area have No respect whatsoever for nature and the land there. People picking and cleaning their feet on the park benches.
Pretty ridiculous. Will never return... what a waste of beautiful land.
Just dirty people and a dirty place.
Only fix is to eliminate swimming and shoreline fishing... and actually enforce it.

05 Jul 2012, 10:30
We recently went to the "Beach" area for a day trip. I really must say that the lake and surrounding area is BEAUTIFUL! But as nice as it may seems I dont think it will stay that way for long. The amount of LITTER was disgusting! So many dirtbags visiting this beach just watch their trash blow around the beach and into the lake! Everyone is issued a "take in/take out" trash bag when they enter and I saw at least 6 of them floating in the swimming area among the other refuse! And don't get me started on the snack bar WITHOUT trash cans! Do you think the 40+ day campers you brought that day are going to clean up after themselves??? Only visit this place to see first hand a slow demise into a trash pit from the hands of ignorant visitors!
Hunterdon County Resident
01 Jun 2012, 15:59
Round Valley is absolutely gorgeous! I have been coming here to swim for four years and I look forward to it every summer. Hiking trails are gentle and beautiful
06 Mar 2012, 22:49
I grew up in Hunterdon county, actually Lebanon Boro. And the RV resevoir is stunning!! I havent been in some time. I used to go hiking up the mountains in high school. Just a helpful hint to hikers: tuck your pants in your socks, and wear DEET tick/bug spray. I walked down COVERED in ticks. I now have Late Stage Lyme Disease and co-infections. NJ is endemic for this. So just be safe, take precautions, its VERY woodsy, and you DONT want to catch Lyme. Happy camping, and enjoy the most beautiful piece of heaven we have here at RV!!:)
janet bejarano
25 Aug 2011, 18:26
any good suggestions on where to kayak?
18 Jul 2011, 20:05
I'm a novice camper and I have a quick question. How can I transport my gear to round valley camp site 3 miles away? I weigh about 95 lbs so my 9 person tent weighs about half as much as I do. Add on a few items and I'm bench pressing myself for 3 miles. Wagon? Beach cart? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Nan Woodsroamer
29 Jun 2011, 06:29
I am going camping, hiking and snorkling at RV this coming weekend (4th july 2001). Last year was my first time and it was wonderful! The sites a huge and well seperatd from each other. It is nice that it takes some work (canoe, kayak or hike) to get to the sites. Also the lack of showers and flush toilets keep some away. Only real campers usually go. We have 2 sites and a bunch of people going so it should be a blast. I will have some hikers with me this year so plan on doing more of that then last year.Looking forwad to it!! Too bad they don't rent canoe/kayaks. I would love to have that ental company!!
30 May 2011, 18:28
I'm looking for more detailed info on wilderness camping here. My husband and I are hoping to go sometime in the next few weeks. Hoping to get a site away from others and still be able to reach the water with our caneo (that is if we can even hike to to the site)does anyomne know if thats possable and if so allowed, or if we can lauch for the wilderness sites? And anyother tips on camping out here would be great the rangers only say so much....more by the books advice and less of the real hands on things I'm looking for.
07 May 2011, 08:11
Haha...complaining about hiking to a campsite; should have looked at a map first. And "a regular site only half miles away", half mile"s" would be at least more than 1 full mile...
michael kelly
06 May 2011, 20:22
never closed i see, when there for the first time last weekend may 1.. awesome place, will be back again for a hike and def some back pack camping.
Amy Markarian
16 Jan 2011, 04:45
I am a new resident of New Jersey...been here 4 months from Reno, NV, and am an avid best fishing buddy is flying out here from California in April, and we are planning on going to this lake (Round Valley)...can anyone give us any fishing advice? Is there no shore fishing? Is the park open? We love fishing for trout and bass, so if anyone would like to share their experiences with us. we'd love to hear from you....thanks!
06 Nov 2010, 20:14
Is there a bathroom? I mean, anywhere close to the fishing place?
Mike Augustyniak
25 Oct 2010, 09:16
I just jigged the South Dam with me best bud and got 12 lakers between about 18" and 23". Fish were all stacked up in 65-80 feet of water in front of the dam. Lake trout are currently in their spawn, and as such rightly so, are out of season. So, we did the right thing and never even lifted one out of the water. They were all caught on spoons - various colors, ranging from 1/2 ounce to 1 ounce in weight.\r\n\r\nWater is 57 degrees at the surface. Incredibly clear - actually a bad thing. Think about it, murky water is often the result of a healthy aquatic environment. The big game fish feed on small fish, frogs, and other large bugs. These things feed on little bait fish and small crustaceans, like scuds, which hang out in weeds. Here's where the missing link is...... all the bait species (herring, minnows, scuds, etc.) feed on really small living stuff. RV is loosing this as time moves forward. It used to be "dirtier" and hence, more fish were present because their forage was more plentiful. If you take a cup of water from a local pond hear your house and look at it with reading glass or under a microscope, you'll see the murkiness moving around - that's mostly LIVE STUFF!\r\n\r\nOK, so how does RV get that back? It won't; it's all a matter of economics. RV is owned by the NJ Water Authority. They manage everything about water because its purpose is still and always will be to serve as a big water supply. So while they used to regularly pump water in and out of RV to keep it infused with healthy flora and fauna, they no longer can unless absolutely needed. It just plain costs too much. So, the only thing that can be done is for the fishing side of things to man up and bring this kind of thing in manually.\r\n\r\nThe RVTA and the State and possibly others (Trout Unlimited perhaps - I'm not sure) have made a practice of volunteering time to stock not just game fish, but now also forage fish, like herring, etc.\r\n\r\nSo, at the end of the day, while we all love to look down into that incredibly clear blue water, keep in mind that we fisherman also think of it as not such a great thing. I'll admit that being able to see a healthy lake trout coming up slowly from 30+ feet under the boat is just plain cool, but it also means the fishing will be leaner and leaner, and the size of the game fish will steadily keep dropping. Don't get me wrong, RV is absolutely beautiful, "A slice of Heaven" as my Dad says. I've been camping there since high school and now I'm 53. It is truly one of the State's best secret Shangri-Las.
15 Aug 2010, 18:33
1989or1990 not shore was fishing with my dad,was 8or9 11am 3pm this storm rolled in and it was bad sky was sunny and the other side was black i mean black winds up two 100+ and waves up to 20 feet or more no joke i almost died boats sunk and peaple were mising and still to this day never found i never \r\nwent back to the lake since then my dads boat was the only on left on the lake even the ranger boats were under water thay asked him to drive them around the lake two find surviors and a big thanks to my dad i has safe will never forget that to the 4 that were never found.this is a true fishing story buy bradley belford and my dad Art is a beautiful lake and will return to the lake aug 21 2010 or the next weekend can someone give me some info on the lake have a ranger bass boat 150cc moter if its ok and if you have to pay.thanks brad
23 Jul 2010, 06:12
Jen, on a hot summer saturday or sunday, they will check for fishing or launch permit. during the week or at night, they usually don't.
godeline p
19 Jul 2010, 20:11
can someone put the adaress i want to go there \r\n
18 Jul 2010, 19:26
Does anyone know for sure if I need to buy the fishing permit or boat launch permit if I am only going to go kayaking and not use the boat ramp or go fishing? Thanks.
15 Jul 2010, 12:15
TJ if you haven't gone yet the old campsite #5 is my favorite. (I forget the new # but the rangers will know what your talking about)
Laura Smith
12 Jul 2010, 14:50
Does anyone know why Round Valley was closed around 2pm yesterday??
10 Jul 2010, 11:20
My ancesters used to own part of the land that now is part of this reservoir. When I was little I was with my grandfather when they were planning the construction of this reservoir. We use to catch frogs, where there is now a lake. Unbelievable
maria nunez
26 Jun 2010, 16:15
I need address round valley lakes
01 May 2010, 13:51
I see several inquiries about where to rent kayaks or canoes, but no replies. Anybody out there?
beverly samuelson
02 Feb 2010, 15:22
because of all the drownings at round valley and all the bodies that have not been found to date will people still be allowed on the water.
28 Sep 2009, 16:54
Hi Dario,\r\nI don't know.
13 Sep 2009, 04:30
Jet ski is permited????
11 Sep 2009, 17:50
Round Valley is just a paradise. I go hiking almost every week in this peaceful place that gives me all the times what I am looking for- tranquillity.\r\nThere is no doubt that, if you like hiking immerse in the nature, this is the right place.
Robby C
10 Jul 2009, 14:19
I plan on doing some fishing at round Valley tomorrow and I was curious about any place in the Park or near the park that I may rent a boat. Even a small boat with oars would be fine. No matter where I search I cannot find any resources about boat rentals in round Valley/ Any information would be very helpful. Thanks!\r\n\r\nmy email is
20 Jun 2009, 17:53
With 85 campsites to choose from, would anyone care to share advice on which campsites are best for view and seclusion?\r\n Thanks
01 Jun 2009, 09:51
Just to keep anyone informed..I arrived at round valley may 31 2009 for some recreational kayaking. First time there and I must say it is amazing. Water is clear! Rare few times I've seen clear water like this in NJ. Paddle almost around the whole valley. On the other half there are camp spots. Me and my other friends landed on shore to investigate. You can see areas near the shore, with a ring of stones, like a fire pit. Walking up a bit, there is a paved trail path. We didn't explore further in, but I'll tell you this is the perfect place to kayak to, and setup a camping spot. That is our plan for next time.\r\nI tried to fine the 'swimming beach' i've read on here, but didnt see it, then again, I didnt exactly explore the whole place. However near the camp spots, people where dipping in the water in front of there camp area. Admittingly, we took a dip as well. Not for olympic swimming for just enough to our chest, a few strokes and back to kayaking. It is quite, almost we saw no reason why not to swim. We arrived like 8am and parked near the 'boat ramp'. I didn't see anyone trying to collect a park fee. Online on the NJ website it says you must display a boat ramp permit OR a fishing license near the windshield of your car if u are to use the boat ramp. We didnt exactly use the ramp, but right near it, theres a 'kayak and canoe dispatch' place. and to be on the safe side, i went to the NJ site and bought a 15$ boat ramp permit that lasts for year. didnt want to comeback and see my car towed, I'll doubt it if that would happen, but you never know. I am extremely shocked they would close this place down. How in the world can a government close down a park that doesnt belong to them? This belongs to everyone.
22 May 2009, 08:42 this site is good gives information such as pricing, grilling, etc. of all the state parks in NJ.
The best at everything.
09 May 2009, 14:25
Round Valley has been around since the 70's lets try to keep it it clean and drama free please dont need negativity coming out here. Thank you for your free reading time...
25 Apr 2009, 18:06
Any suggestions of good shore fishing spots on the revervoir?
charlie iosco
10 Apr 2009, 21:54
Are they going to close round valley? please let me know i grew up in N.J.but now reside in florida I love trout fishing and have since i was about 10.wanted to fish their this spring and see if my brother and i could break some trout records.I caught some really Big trout back in late 60-70,s
07 Apr 2009, 18:00
Hoping to camp at Round Valley this summer. Need to rent a canoe...any suggestions on where to get one from?
keith s
31 Mar 2009, 13:32
I am going to fish the hell out of R V this year!!!
04 Mar 2009, 06:23
the park is notclosing for 09
ap dan barretto
28 Feb 2009, 08:25
ya, and i think they should also include everyones names who got drunk, passed out and disorderly. if you cant swim, don't go in the water, i cant fly so i'm not going to tether myself up to a handglider!
03 Nov 2008, 16:48
06 Oct 2008, 09:24
Could you tell me between which dates during the year it is required to wear a drysuit for canoeing or kayaking on Round Valley? I understand it is posted on a sign there but, knowing ahead before I go is more usefull. \r\nThank you.
John Mac
04 Sep 2008, 20:09
to: someone\r\n02 Sep 2008, 11:32 ...\r\n\r\nSeeing your comment reminds me how grateful I am to know how to really go camping. If you are not ready to take a hike and pack properly, then please try camping in your backyard first and see if you can make it. Round Valley is one of the best places to see in NJ. Pack light, take plenty of stops, and enjoy the trip to your campsite. You can also boat or paddle your way there. The small hike is a great way of weeding out the car campers so there more peace and quiet to enjoy the stars at night. :)
02 Sep 2008, 11:32
16 Aug 2008, 15:25
Your blog is interesting! \r\n \r\nKeep up the good work!
ramona rodriguez
10 Aug 2008, 07:31
i was wondering on what exit or direction from newark to round valley, and if it is still open the lake, and if baberque is allowed, and price per car.
Lallchand Boodhoo
04 Aug 2008, 19:44
I will like to know if there is a proposed date for the closing of this park. Also please advise area and time for fishing, what type of fishig at this time.\r\n\r\nLall
04 Aug 2008, 06:44
It's Monday & I'm brain dead...Checked the web-site & got all the info I needed...Thanks! All of you are always so helpful when I need info...Sorry for the bother!!\r\nDebbie
Debbie Biase
04 Aug 2008, 06:41
I need directions to the swimming beach at Round Valley. I'm coming from Berkeley Heights & would be traveling on 78 west...Can anyone help? Also is the beach open???\r\nTHANKS!!! We plan to go this Friday if it's open
Louise Smythe
29 Jul 2008, 14:29
When are they planning to "close" Round Valley? Would it be still accessible; but without any security or services? Or would it be roped off? I LOVE to walk in that park with my dog - fall to spring - she loves it too.
20 Jul 2008, 08:50
it stinks not to be able to fish from shore not many fishing spots left
18 Jul 2008, 11:56
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Rob Larson
17 Jul 2008, 10:47
Can we bring dogs on leash? Can they go off leash? Can they swim?
05 Jul 2008, 09:27
My family is exicted to go to Round Valley! :P
05 Jul 2008, 05:45
Hello , We are really excited about our camping trip to Round valley st park,but we have seniors and children in our party and\r\nthe 3 mile hike to the campsites may not be possible.\r\nI was wondering if any one can give me info on renting boats/canoes to take supplies to the camp sites -24 hr rentals or if they could drop us and pick us up in 24 hrs.\r\n\r\nThank you!\r\n
03 Jul 2008, 04:36
here is a link to parks closeing in NJ check it out.
Dylan Short
02 Jul 2008, 19:01
Hello \r\nJust wondering how one or if one can still get a permit to go camping in the park. I did it when i was a kid and would love to do it with some of my friends. Does anyone one have any info on the subject, thank you.
mike cafone
01 Jul 2008, 21:40
looking for info about this lake for a fishing trip with my son
10 Jun 2008, 11:49
whan I went there I was told that all gates for shore fishing is closed. The only place to fish off shore is at the boatdock. The gate to the right side of the ramp is locked and that is the best place to fish from land. I fished there for years and now theye take it all away.
Ms. Sheri
10 Jun 2008, 06:22
The park is open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!\r\n\r\nswimming is allowed!!!!!!!!!!!\r\n\r\nYeah !!!!!!!!!! \r\n\r\nThis is a good thing ...
Jason Fiske
09 Jun 2008, 08:35
What does it mean that a state park is closing.\r\n\r\nNo admittance? Maintenance at this park is pretty extensive, but not comprehensive.\r\n\r\nPerhaps we'll be able to enjoy the park without the restrictions that limit the park. \r\n\r\nSpecifically, they don't let mountain bike riders around the back because of the bald eagle. I didn't know bald eagles are so anti-mountain bike. I guess they're roadies.\r\n\r\nMaybe the lack of supervision will allow folks to swim in the big part of the lake. The current swimming area is a brown puddle. But very popular.\r\n\r\nI'll bet the park comes pretty close to paying for itself just based on the swimming.\r\n\r\n\r\n
Jim Araneo
08 Jun 2008, 05:40
I went to Round Valley Recreation Area on june 7 2008. It seems that theye dont wont anyone fishing off land anymore as all gates are closed and locked and all the places that we used to fish off laned we cant do anymore. can anyone tell me why we cant land fish there anymore.. Thank You
mary flores
23 May 2008, 06:06
hay i want to know when round valley lake is open is it open on monday may 5/26/08
20 May 2008, 08:47
Does anyone even know that the largest house built in NJ during the American Revolution and the headquarters of Washington for 6 months is part of Round Valley jurisdiction? This is the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Historic Site in Somerville, NJ. When Round Valley closes so does a very importent part of NJ history.
20 May 2008, 08:46
Does anyone even know that the largest house built in NJ during the American Revolution and the headquarters of Washington for 6 months is part of Round Valley jurisdiction? This is the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Historic Site in Somerville, NJ. When Round Valley closes so does a very importent part of NJ history.
10 May 2008, 12:37
I caught today a 24 inch laker.It took me five minutes to rell it in.
04 May 2008, 17:43
To Marc... I have never tried to explain an event that happened here. Words are lost to me. As was my prize winning trout.
james cogate
24 Apr 2008, 15:03
I was planning an over night camping trip with my two adult sons.We were planning to kayak over to the camp sites and spend the days fishing on the lake.I made to phone calls to the main office regarding my plans and then loaded our boats and gear for the weekend,only to hear from someone that you are not allowed on the lake in a canoe or kayak before may 15 without a drysuit. i think this information should be included on the web site to prevent a waste of time and money for anyone making plans to visit round valley. when i called to ask if you needed drysuits i was told that this information is posted on signs at the boat launch. It would have saved alot of aggrevation if i was told this on the phone.
18 Apr 2008, 11:40
I am totally mad and agaianst the proposal to close that beautiful park. And yes, please show that e-mail to our Knucle Head Governor. At least I did NOT vote for him in the first place. Closing of the Round Valley Park will not solve NJ's fiscal crisis, but will cause a lot of sadness to all frequent visitors. Governor Corzine - shame on you!
E. Man
16 Apr 2008, 20:44
Has any scientist really looked at if this is a really old meteor impact site. From the air it looks like it impacted at a 60 degree angle... weird huh!!!
15 Apr 2008, 05:32
yes this park will be closing down as well as 85,638 acres of other public land alll due to corzines budjet cuts
03 Apr 2008, 06:28
According to an article in the Star Ledger yesterday, April 2nd 2008, Round Valley Reservoir may be closed down as part of the governors rediculous budget cuts for 2008. The article can be read here 0.xml&coll=1\r\n\r\nClosing in some state parks may be in effect as early as July of this year! This is sad.
02 Apr 2008, 17:29
Hi how do I find a map of the park? I would like to see the hiking and biking trails.
02 Apr 2008, 11:06
Joanna B.
29 Mar 2008, 10:36
Could you please include a map of the hiking trails? Thanks!
Marc Daubert
30 Jan 2008, 11:25
To anyone's knowledge, have there ever been any strange unexplained events here at the lake ? ?
Dan Barretto
27 Jan 2008, 20:30
Hello my name is Dan Barretto. I think you should include in here the drownings that have occured here. People should be aware of that. My step father's father drowned here back in 1970.
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