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Lake Information for Spruce Run Reservoir


Spruce Run Recreation Area is a 1,290 acre New Jersey state recreation area located in Clinton Township in Hunterdon County. It encompasses the Spruce Run Reservoir that is used as a backup reservoir to protect New Jersey from prolonged droughts. The reservoir is the third largest in the state, after Round Valley and Wanaque Reservoir. The reservoir is used for recreation purposes, including fishing, boating and swimming. Motors are limited to 9.9 horsepower.

At times of drought, Spruce Run feeds water into the nearby south branch of the Raritan River to supply water to more populated areas of the state downstream.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife supplies annually trout hatchlings to the lake for fishing. Other species that can be caught include largemouth bass, northern pike, smallmouth bass, carp, and channel cats.

Fishing Description: 

Twenty-nine species of fish are contained within the waters of Spruce Run including largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish, yellow perch and carp. Trout, northern pike and hybrid bass are stocked by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Optional Information
Surface area: 
Spruce Run Reservoir
Lake type: 
New Jersey

Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    Klotz's Bait & Tackle Shop
  • 216 Hess Ave - Hellertown, PA
  • (610) 838-7970
    Totowa Bait & Tackle Shop
  • 10 Albion Ave - Paterson, NJ
  • (973) 956-0825

Boat Rental

    Spruce Run Boat Rental
  • 1 Van Syckels Rd - Clinton, NJ
  • (908) 638-8234
    Dow's Boat Rental
  • 145 Nolans Point Rd - Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • (973) 663-3826

Vacation Rental

Bar and Restaurant

    Mi Casita Mexican Bar Restaurant
  • 58 S Main St - Manville, NJ
  • (908) 252-0272

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