Where Can I Canoe, Kayak, or SUP in New Jersey?

Here is a running list of places you can paddle in New Jersey.

Places to Paddle in North Jersey

  • Columbia Lake
  • Cranberry Lake
  • Delaware River
  • Hackensack River
  • Hackensack Meadows
  • Jefferson Lake
  • Lake Aeroflex
  • Lake Hopatcong
  • Lake Musconetcong
  • Monksville Reservoir
  • Musconetcong River
  • Oak Ridge Reservoir
  • Oxford Furnace Lake
  • Passaic River
  • Paulins Kill Lakes
  • Pequannock River
  • Pompton Lake
  • Splitrock Reservoir – does not allow SUP
  • Steeny Kill and Sawmill Lakes
  • Shepard Lake
  • Swartswood Lake
  • Tilcon Lake
  • Turtle Pond
  • Wallkill River
  • Wawayanda Lake
  • White’s Lake

Places to Paddle in Central Jersey

  • Arthur Kill
  • Assunpink, Stone Tavern, and Rising Sun Lakes
  • Carnegie Lake
  • Columbia Lake
  • Delaware & Raritan Canal
  • Delaware River
  • Farrington Lake
  • Forge Pond
  • Furnace Lake
  • Manasquan River
  • Merrill Creek Reservoir
  • Navesink River
  • North Branch Raritan River
  • Propertown Lake
  • Lake Mercer
  • Lake Surprise
  • Lake Topanemus
  • Lakes Carasaljo and Shenandoah
  • Raritan Bay
  • Raritan River
  • Raritan River Canal
  • Round Valley Reservoir
  • Sandy Hook Bay
  • Shadow Lake
  • South Branch Raritan River
  • Spruce Run Reservoir
  • Turn Mill Lake, Lake SUccess, and Colliers Mill Lake
  • Whitesbog Ponds
  • Weequahic Lake

Places to Paddle in South Jersey

  • Abseson River 
  • Atsion Lake
  • Batsto Lake
  • Barnegat Bay
  • Batsto River 
  • Brigantine Island
  • Cape May Harbor
  • Cedar Creek
  • Cooper River
  • Crosswicks Creek
  • Delaware Bay 
  • East Creek Pond andLake Nummy
  • Great Egg Harbor River
  • Great Mullica River 
  • Game Creek 
  • Harrisville Pond
  • Landing Creek 
  • Lake Absegami
  • Lake Lenape
  • Lake Oswego
  • Mannington Meadows
  • Maurice River 
  • Maple Lake
  • Newton Creek
  • Newton Lake
  • Oswego River
  • Parvin Lake
  • Rancocas Creek
  • Skull Bay
  • Salem River 
  • Stafford Forge Ponds  
  • Shaw’s Mill Pond
  • Stewart Lake
  • Tidal Schuylkill River  
  • Wading River
  • Wilson Lake
  • Union Lake

3 Comments

  1. Hi, we tried to paddleboard at Split Rock yesterday and the police stopped us and said we couldn’t because people with paddleboards “were using them as swimming rafts and we don’t allow swimming.”

  2. It would be awesome to have a list of paddle locations for kayaking vs paddleboarding. I know some of these locations do not allow paddleboarding but do allow kayaking.

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