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Amwell Lake Wildlife Management Area

Route 31 North, East Amwell Township, NJ
Phone: (973) 383-0918

OWNER:  NJ Department of Environmental Protection

DIRECTIONS:  Turn Left out of parking lot onto Mountain Road. After 0.5 miles turn Right onto Runyon Mill Road. After 0.6 miles take first Left onto Orchard Road. After 0.9 miles turn Left at T-intersection onto Linvale Road. After 1.8 miles turn Right at T-intersection onto CR 579/Route 31 North. Amwell Lake is approximately 0.5 miles up the road. After passing the traffic light at Harbourton Road, look to the Right for Amwell Lake WMA signs. Proceed down gravel road for less than 0.5 miles to parking area. During inclement weather the driveway and parking lot could be closed.   Map
ACCESS AND PARKING:  Open daily from dawn to dusk. Hunting and fishing is allowed; visit www.njfishandwildlife.org for seasons, rules and regulations. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing such as blaze or hunter orange during hunting season. There is no hunting on Sunday.

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Ring-necked DuckKevin Karlson
Stop and ScanSITE DESCRIPTION:  The centerpiece of this 85-acre WMA is Amwell Lake. Its trout-stocked waters make it a favorite fishing spot, but its relatively remote location, with ten acres of water, make it a great wildlife viewing area. Waterfowl will use this area during migration and, if the water doesn’t freeze, many species will spend the winter. Look for such species as Hooded and Common Mergansers, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Mallard, Northern Pintail and Canada Goose. On a good spring migration day it is possible to see Common Yellowthroat and Yellow, Yellow-rumped and Black-and-white Warblers, among others. Early morning or evening may draw in mammals to the lake; red fox, black bear, raccoon and coyote will be attracted to the water. During the summer months butterflies are common. Possibilities include Red Admiral, Monarch, Painted and American Ladies, Cabbage White and Great-spangled Fritillary, along with dragonflies such as Common Green Darner and White-tailed and Black-and-White Dragonflies.

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