Monksville Reservoir

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LSNJ077
Greenwood Lake Turnpike (CR 511) at Long Pond Ironworks State Park
07421 Hewitt, NJ 41° 6' 55.4832" N, 74° 19' 14.2356" W
Comments: 

Great place to paddle for a short run. Close to Wawayanda Lake if you would like to get to two sites in one day.

 

Alternate Launch sites:

 

  • Alternate 1

    • From launch site at top, continue north on CR 511 approx .4 mile.
    • As you are heading down hill just before the causeway across the reservoir there will be a small intersection.
    • Turn left for alternate site 1 into the parking lot for the 2nd boat ramp.
    • GPS Coordinates: L 41o 08' 12.4" N    Lo 74o 18' 24.6" W
    • Picture of sign at entrance (pic.jpg 51k)
    • Picture of parking area.
    • Picture of putin.
    • Mapquest street map
    • Launch area is concrete ramp. Portapotti. Asphalt parking area.
  • Alternate 2 - This launch is near the boat rental area. You will need to carry the boat about 50 yards from the parking area.
    • From launch site at top, continue north on CR 511 approx .4 mile.
    • As you are heading down hill just before the causeway across the reservoir there will be a small intersection.
    • Turn right on Beech road for alternate site 2. Make next left into small parking area.
    • GPS Coordinates: L 41o 08' 33.0" N    Lo 74o 18' 01.9" W
    • Picture of parking area.
    • Picture of putin.
    • Mapquest street map
    • Launch area is beach with sand, dirt, stones. Portapotti. Asphalt parking area.
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Launching considerations / restrictions:: 

There are two alternate launch sites listed in comments section. The ramps tend to get busy in summer

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Driving Directions: 
  • From South
    • I-287 northbound to exit 55.
    • At the end of the ramp make a right heading north on Ringwood Avenue. (CR 511).
    • Stay on CR511 / Ringwood Avenue (later Greenwood Lake Road) for almost 11 miles through Haskell, Wanaque and all the way around Wanaque Reservoir and past the Monksville Reservoir dam.
    • Just past the dam (Stonetown road) there will be an entrance to the launch site on the left. It has no signs, but is the next left. See entrance picture.
    • Drive down hill to parking area
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Parking Situation: 
Plenty of parking in dirt / stone lot.
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Facilities: 
Porta Potti