Prospertown Lake

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Prospertown Lake in November 2015; Nitro is located in the background

Prospertown Lake is a man-made lake and wildlife management area, located on County Route 537 (Monmouth Road) in the Prospertown section of Jackson Township, New Jersey, adjacent to Six Flags Great Adventure.

In September 2011, a 27-year-old metal gate water control structure for an earthen dam on the west side of the lake gave way after Hurricane Irene and other storms struck the area. This caused the lake to drain and prompted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection promptly relocated thousands of fish to another body of water nearby.[1] The structure was repaired and the lake refilled and restocked with fish by March 2013.[2] The lake is normally 14 feet deep.[3]


  1. ^ "Fish Salvage Operation at Prospertown Lake". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Prospertown Wildlife Management Area". Get Outside NJ. Retrieved 2015-11-28. In 2011, the dam in Prospertown Lake suffered damage because of the extra water from hurricane Irene. This caused the water to drop in a large way. As of March, 2013, the issue has been addressed and the lake is filler / stocked with fish once again. 
  3. ^ Andrew Martins (September 22, 2011). "Dam failure drains lake; fish moved to new home". Tri-Town News. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 

Coordinates: 40°08′05″N 74°27′10″W / 40.1347°N 74.4529°W / 40.1347; -74.4529