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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, white bass, white perch, yellow perch and chain pickerel at Merrill Creek Reservoir in New Jersey.
Merrill Creek Reservoir, NJ

Blessed with healthy populations of several fish species, Merrill Creek Reservoir offers variety and the chance for catching a monster lake trout. The lake covers 650 acres and has about 7 miles of shoreline, some of which is available to anglers for fishing from the bank. Situated in the northwest part of the state, at Harmony, it is easy access off I-78. In addition to lakers these waters have abundant populations of bass, crappie, rainbows, brownies, white bass, pike, perch and sunfish. Boat ramps are open to the public and canoes and kayaks can be portages from various locations around the lake.

Primary fish species residing in Merrill Creek Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Bluegill White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Chain pickerel

Merrill Creek Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

Today's Weather & Forecast

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Jugtown Mountain Campsites - 908 735-5995

Merrill Creek Reservoir NJ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Merrill Creek Reservoir Visitor Center
34 Merrill Creek Rd
Washington, NJ 07882
908 454-1213

 

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