Round Valley Reservoir In New Jersey Is A Great Shore Alternative

First things first…I love the shore. It’s certainly one of my favorite things about living in New Jersey and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. From Sandy Hook to Cape May, I’d take the Jersey Shore over the California Coast any day. (Our water is much warmer in the summer, and often cleaner!) I’m also an ocean girl more than a lake girl but every now and again, I enjoy a day at the lake. I’m a big fan of Lewis Morris Park and Atsion but when I’m craving shore vibes without spending hours in traffic, Round Valley Reservoir is my pick. Here’s why…

To top it all off, there are two playgrounds and volleyball nets on the beachfront. You’re in for a day of fun on and in the water! To learn more about the story behind Round Valley Reservoir, check out this article. Let us know your favorite swimming lake in the comments!


November – February: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
April 1 through the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Monday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road, Lebanon, NJ, 08833

Don’t miss the incredible video below featuring aerial footage of the reservoir. It’s truly breathtaking.