Lake Atsion

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Lake Atsion
Lake Atsion.jpg
Location Atsion, New Jersey,
United States
Coordinates 39°44′27″N 74°43′58″W / 39.740962°N 74.732711°W / 39.740962; -74.732711Coordinates: 39°44′27″N 74°43′58″W / 39.740962°N 74.732711°W / 39.740962; -74.732711
Primary inflows Mullica River
Primary outflows Mullica River
Basin countries United States

Lake Atsion is a man-made lake in Wharton State Forest in the Pine Barrens, in the community of Atsion, Burlington County, New Jersey. The lake is part of the Mullica River. The lake offers boating, hiking, fishing, swimming and camping facilities, and cross-country skiing in the winter.

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Atsion was the site of an iron forge making bog iron in American Revolutionary times, and produced materiel for American forces. After the war, the area produced iron stoves, and a grist mill, saw mills and a paper mill were added. Still later, cotton and peanuts were grown. The state bought Atsion for Wharton State Forest in 1954.

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