The Atlantic County Park System offers a wide variety of recreational and leisure pursuits at its seventeen parks and facilities.
109 State Highway 50
Mays Landing
New Jersey
United States
+1 (609) 645-5831
+1 (609) 645-5873

Department of Public Works

Division of Parks and Recreation

Park Hours
7:30AM till
½ hour after sunset

Lake Lenape Park

Lake Lenape Boathouse with kayakers and boating activity lake side

Lake Lenape Park East and Lake Lenape Park West are located in Hamilton Township and together encompass nearly 2,000 acres of land. Each park offers a variety of activities and facilities for residents and visitors to enjoy with its own entrance and access points. Boating is allowed on the lake with proper permits as required. All boaters must comply with state regulations and laws. See below for more information.

Lake Lenape Park Brochure

Lake Lenape Park West

This park is located on the western side of Lake Lenape (note that some land on the eastern side and the entire lake surface is controlled by the county). The park entrance is located at 6303 Harding Highway in Mays Landing and encompasses nearly two-thousand acres of land, all the way up to the Black Horse Pike (Route 322).

Things to do at Lake Lenape West:
Mountain Biking, Boathouse, Boating Access, Boat Ramp, Camping, Kayak/Canoe Access, Cross-county Skiing, Fishing, Gazebo (reservations requiered and may be made ON-LINE), Hiking, Unimproved Trails, Hunting, Nature Trails, Playground, Picnic Tables, Scenic Views, Playground

Lake Lenape Boating

Boater fishing on Lake Lenape

All boaters must comply with state regulations and laws. No personal watercraft are permitted. For information on obtaining a boating permit and the associated fees visit the Boating on Lake Lenape webpage. Or you can contact the Lake Lenape Park office for boat permit information at (609) 625-8219.


See Atlantic County Parks Camping Page for information and fees.


Lake Lenape is an excellent place to site Bald Eagles in the winter.


Lake Lenape Playground

Keep in mind these simple safety tips when using the playground at Lake Lenape Park:

  1. Parent or adult caregivers MUST supervise the child's use of the playground equipment. Benches are provided for your comfort.
  2. Please do not use equipment if it is wet. Falls occur more often on wet, slippery equipment.
  3. Please use equipment in the manner as indicated by posted signs.
  4. Please report any apparent damage or hazards to the Nature Center or a Park Ranger.
Lake Lenape Gazebo


Planning a party or a wedding? Come check out our gazebo. The gazebo is located near the playground with a lake view. For more information on reserving the gazebo please call (609) 625-8219 or see the reservations page below for more information.


Lake Lenape Park East
753 Park Road, Mays Landing

Lake Lenape East Park Closes for Renovations

Effective October 4, 2021, Lake Lenape East is temporarily closed to the public until further notice for park renovations and improvements that will include the removal and replacement of the sea wall, landscaping enhancements, ADA accessibility improvements, a new fishing pier, and more. Please visit one (or more) of our other county parks.

Lighthouse with lake and red picnic table in foreground.

This park is located on the eastern side of Lake Lenape and offers the most scenic views of the lake. Renovations have recently been completed and include new pavilions and a refurbished catering hall. Lakeside Manor is a unique and picturesque lakefront venue that is available for special events and weddings for more than 250 guests.

Lake Lenape Amenities:
Catering Hall, Historic Lighthouse, Pavilions, Picnic Tables, Rest Rooms, Fishing, Softball, Volleyball, Playground

Catering Hall Lake Lenape East
Playground at Lake Lenape East

Lake Lenape Gazebo


The Pavilions are located near the playground with a lake view. For more information on reserving the pavilions please contact us at (609) 625-8219 or see the reservations page below for more information.


Virtual Tour

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