Swimming In These New Jersey Lakes Is Prohibited Due To A Dangerous Discovery

I recently shared the news that swimming is off limits at New Jersey’s largest lake, Lake Hopatcong. Eight of the lake’s beaches are officially closed, though the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection took the unprecedented action of issuing a lake-wide advisory against entering, or even touching, the water until further notice. You can learn more about that closure by clicking here. Lake Hopatcong and the lakes featured today are in the midst of a dangerous algae bloom.

Does this unfortunate early-summer bacteria bloom affect your July 4th plans? If you need an alternative swimming spot, check out this natural spring in the Garden State.