Colonial Lake

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Colonial Lake
2013-05-04 15 35 59 View west across Colonial Lake in Lawrence Township in New Jersey.jpg
View west across Colonial Lake
Colonial Lake is located in New Jersey
Colonial Lake
Colonial Lake
Location in New Jersey
Location Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°15′21.07″N 74°43′27.43″W / 40.2558528°N 74.7242861°W / 40.2558528; -74.7242861
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Shabakunk Creek
Primary outflows Shabakunk Creek
Surface area 25 acres (10 ha)
Surface elevation 49 feet (15 m)

Colonial Lake is a 25-acre man-made lake along the Shabakunk Creek in Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States.[1] It is located on Business Route 1 across from the Lawrence Shopping Center. The lake was created when an earthen dam was constructed across the Shabakunk in 1924 by local housing developers interested in providing recreation opportunities for a nearby development, which became known as Colonial Lakelands.[2] The lake is currently the centerpiece of Lawrence Township's Colonial Lake Park.[3]


  1. ^ "Colonial Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. September 8, 1979. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Colonial Lake Park - Lawrenceville, NJ Patch". Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lawrence Township - Colonial Lake Park". Retrieved May 26, 2013.