About Hopatcong, NJ
Living Hopatcong NJ of Lake Hopatcong is located in Sussex County and is home to most of the west side of Lake Hopatcong. The shoreline covers a large part of the Lake and includes the much talked about Bryams Bay. Bryams Bay or The Cove to locals, is where most boaters alike anchor up, tie up and relax. Its deep water and no wake zone allows summer goers to swim and frolic in the safe area. This part of the lake can get crowded and there are restriction so be sure to know the rules before heading out. If you’re in the area, check out our “Statue of Lake Hopatcong Liberty”. Just stay off the dock, its privately owned. River Styx is located south of Bryams Bay and is an awesome spot for fishing or wading. Just pass the River Styx bridge the water is mostly shallow and calm.
State Park and Museum
The Hopatcong State Park is open to the public with a small admissions. Depending when you visit, entry fees start at $6 – $10 for NJ residents and $10 – $20 for non-residents. You’ll enjoy swimming at the sandy beach, playing at the basketball courts, picnicking, fishing, and offers a boat ramp if you bring your own watercraft. This is where you’ll also find, The Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum. If you’d love to learn about the history of Lake Hopatcong, this is your place. The museum is located in a 19th century building that originally served as the Morris Canal locktender’s house. It is only open once a month during summer hours so please check out the hours of operation.
If you’re looking to dine lakeside, Hopatcong has that too. Pavinci Italian Grill and Patrick’s Pub have waterside seating. Pull right up on your boat. Just note that Pavinci’s dock slips can be tough to maneuver in and Patrick’s dock slips have sorta shallow water. You can get there by land too. Both have great food, specials daily, cocktails menus and most nights during the summer live music.
If you are a resident to Hopatcong, there are a few different beaches you can join. Most of them are optional to join, and can depend on which section you reside. Some sections may have HOA fees, and would include a beach pass. There are about 7 join able beach memberships so you wont have to go to far from home.
Johnny’s Marina offers rental dock slips, towing, and fishing supplies. They also have outdoor showers and changing rooms if you need.
Hopatcong off the Lake
Though the Lake is a major draw to Living Hopatcong, it has much more to offer its locals. Weekly events, farmers markets, daytime activities and night life, hiking trail, easy access to major highways, employment opportunities, small and large businesses, and new construction.
Residents and Visiters
Most of Hopatcong’s residents own there homes and live here year round. The warmer months attract more visitors and AirBNB are always an option if you’re planning to just visit. Furthermore, if you’ll looking to have a second home or thinking about moving to Hopatcong, you’ll probably not want to leave.