LAKE HOPATCONG

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LAKE HOPATCONG


New Jersey: Top 50 Dive Site


Top
50 Dive Site (NJ)






Lat/Long



Loran



Charts



Depth



Distance
from Shore



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NJ Quad
Stanhope


20-100


shore and
boat entry



Websites



Hopatcong State
Park


Wikipedia

ScubaDiving.com


Directions


  • East side: Route 80 Exit 30 – head north for Mt. Arlington.
  • West side: Route 80 Exit 28 – follow signs for Hopatcong State Park.


RESTRICTIONS:


  • Buddy and dive flag required.

  • Scuba diving is prohibited at Hopatcong State
    Park.

The lake is mostly private property, and I have found no public access
points for divers. However, I have dived off a rented pontoon boat, and have dived off private owners
docks. To do Hopatcong, you have to be like a deer hunter – choose a great
location and ask for permission. Most of the time, the property owner will
refuse, but after a few years, you should be able to get a pretty good list.
Properties with “For Sale” signs are good prospects. Best visibility
in spring and fall.

“His method of getting permission is to ask stating his purpose
and that he will remove any broken glass he finds. Most property owners
will be very happy to have you do an underwater cleanup off their property.
Most of the time they will ask you to look for a lost piece of jewelry or
some other object that has been lost over the years … “

(C)

New Jersey: Top 50 Dive Site

Notes:

  • (C)
    Gormley, Tom
    and Gualano, Ben “Shore Diving in New Jersey” 2005

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information found here. Scuba diving is an adventure sport, and as always,
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Address start at
Town Mount Arlington
County NJ
lat 40.920647029656440
Lng -74.646520614624020

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