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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, white catfish, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout and bluegill at Round Valley Reservoir in New Jersey.

Round Valley Reservoir, NJ

Treated as a Trophy Trout Lake, Round Valley Reservoir offers some of the finest trout fishing in the state. This is a 2,300-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, with almost 10 miles of shoreline.

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Round Valley Reservoir, located in central New Jersey, is a renowned destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a premier fishing experience. The reservoir is known for its crystal-clear waters, scenic beauty, and abundant fish populations, making it a favorite among anglers.

One of the main attractions of Round Valley Reservoir is its exceptional trout fishery. The reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout and brown trout, providing anglers with exciting opportunities to catch these prized gamefish. Trout fishing at Round Valley Reservoir is particularly popular during the spring and fall seasons when the water temperatures are favorable for trout activity.

In addition to trout, Round Valley Reservoir supports a variety of other fish species, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pickerel, walleye, and catfish. Anglers targeting bass can find success along the reservoir's rocky shorelines and submerged structures, while catfish enthusiasts can explore the deeper sections of the reservoir.

Anglers visiting Round Valley Reservoir should familiarize themselves with the fishing regulations and license requirements set by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to ensure compliance with state guidelines.

Overall, Round Valley Reservoir offers a world-class fishing experience with its diverse fishery and stunning surroundings. Whether you're casting for trout, exploring the reservoir by boat, or enjoying the camping facilities, Round Valley Reservoir provides anglers with a memorable and rewarding fishing adventure in the heart of New Jersey.

Two boat launch ramps (one concrete, one gravel) are available to the public. Several areas around the lake are accessible for fishing from the bank, including near the boat ramps.

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Primary fish species residing in Round Valley Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish White catfish Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Bluegill

Round Valley Reservoir Amenities

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

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Boating is permitted on Round Valley Reservoir, allowing anglers to access different fishing spots and explore the expansive waterbody. Anglers can bring their own boats or rent them from the onsite boat rental facility. The reservoir allows both motorized and non-motorized boats, providing anglers with options for their preferred boating experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Round Valley Reservoir North Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Round Valley Access Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Round Valley Reservoir South Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Stanton Lebanon Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping is available at Round Valley Recreation Area, which surrounds the reservoir. The campground offers a range of facilities, including campsites, picnic areas, and hiking trails, allowing anglers to extend their fishing trips and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Round Valley Recreation Area Campground - 908 236-6355

Round Valley Reservoir NJ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Round Valley Reservoir
Round Valley Recreation Area
1220 Stanton Lebanon Rd
Lebanon, NJ 08833
908 236-6355


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