Ramapo Lake

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Ramapo Lake
2013-05-12 10 25 41 View northwest from Ramapo Lake Dam on the Hoeferlin Trail in Ramapo Mountain State Forest in New Jersey.jpg
View northwest from Ramapo Lake Dam
Coordinates 41°02′17″N 74°15′45″W / 41.037995°N 74.262599°W / 41.037995; -74.262599Coordinates: 41°02′17″N 74°15′45″W / 41.037995°N 74.262599°W / 41.037995; -74.262599
Type Reservoir
Surface area 120 acres (49 ha)
Max. depth 22 ft (6.7 m)
Surface elevation 550 ft (170 m)

Ramapo Lake is a 120-acre man-made lake located in Ramapo Mountain State Forest.[1] Originally consisting of a 25-acre pond named Rotten Poel (Rats Pond) by the Dutch, its size and depth was expanded by Jacob Rogers in the late 19th century when he built a stone dam across its outlet.[2]

View southwest across Ramapo Lake in Ramapo Mountain State Forest, New Jersey

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Off The Beaten Path January 2008 edition" (PDF). Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "VAN SLYKE CASTLE and RAMAPO PARK". Retrieved May 31, 2013.