New Jersey is home to several ghost towns, many abandoned as the mining industry moved out of the state. Residents went where jobs went and towns were left behind to become part of history. Many of these gems are hidden away in the Pine Barrens, but there are a handful of ghost towns in the northern portion of our state. One of which is at the Round Valley Reservoir and the entire town is under water. Keep reading to find out more about this town that sits underneath this reservoir in New Jersey.

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What is there to do at Round Valley Reservoir?

Round Valley Reservoir offers a plethora of recreational activities. In fact, it’s one of the most gorgeous swimming holes in New Jersey, and it’s known for its cool and crystal-clear waters. Here are a few activities that you can do at the reservoir:

  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Scuba Diving 

Also, as the largest reservoir in New Jersey, it is easy to see why it’s a popular destination. Here’s an article that tells you more about the fun activities at Round Valley Reservoir in New Jersey.

Besides the town under the Round Valley Reservoir, what are some other ghost towns in New Jersey?

It’s a tragedy what happened to the town under the Round Valley Reservoir. However, there are other ghost towns in New Jersey that experienced hardships or tragedies. They include:

  • Harrisville in Bass River Township was a thriving paper mill town that was burned down in 1914. 
  • Walpack Township is not quite a ghost town because a few residents remain, and the buildings are used as a tourist attraction. But in the 1960s nearly 8,000 residents were forced to leave their homes behind because of a dam at Tocks Island that was never built.
  • Sea Breeze in Cumberland County was a thriving beach town that was struck by a major hurricane in 1985, and other homes were flooded, destroyed by fires or demolished by the EPA for safety reasons.

Here’s a previous article about more fascinating ghost towns in New Jersey.