Don’t let that name intimidate you, its true name is Round Valley Reservoir, located in Lebanon, NJ. It’s one of the largest and most deep lakes in NJ, with that being said there have been quite a few people that have gone missing in this body of water, still have yet to be found to this date…hence the creepy “Bermuda Triangle” nickname.
It’s crystal clear blue waters is what makes this spot a hidden gem, I guarantee you won’t even feel like you’re in NJ! There are many activities to do too, whether you’re into hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, boating, swimming, scuba diving and camping.
I recently took my kayak there to do a solo overnight camp trip. The only downside for those who aren’t as rugged, the camping can only be accessed by boat or foot, no vehicle accessed is allowed. The hike is 3 miles to the first campsite, but I recommend by boat or kayak, it was much more enjoyable.
There are a lot of campsites to choose from each costing $17 a night. It’s wilderness camping, so each site is pretty spacious and neighbors are not on top of you which is nice. You can choose from beachfront camping or something more set back in the woods. I think there are even lean-tos that you can reserve too. There is plenty of wood around to use for firewood, so no need to carry in your own and most sites have water access within walking distance.
All in all, you should make Round Valley a priority on your list of places to visit this summer! Also, just a friendly reminder to leave no trace, if you pack it in, pack it out so we can keep this place special.
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