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
Coordinates41°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
Surface area120 acres (49 ha)
Max. depth22 ft (6.7 m)
Surface elevation550 ft (170 m)

Ramapo Lake is a 120-acre man-made lake in Ramapo Mountain State Forest in Northern New Jersey.[1]

Ramapo Lake originally consisting of a 25-acre pond named Rotten Poel (Rats Pond) by the Dutch. It was enlarged and deepened 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

On August 7, 2018, at approximately 7 PM, two teens drowned in the lake.[3]


  1. ^ "Off The Beaten Path January 2008 edition" (PDF). Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "VAN SLYKE CASTLE and RAMAPO PARK". Archived from the original on November 14, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  3. ^ https://abc7ny.com/2-teens-drown-in-ramapo-lake-in-oakland/3906165/