Posted Thursday, July 7th, 2011

You don’t have to travel to the Jersey shore to enjoy a day at the beach.

Here in Morris County, picturesque Sunrise Lake in Lewis Morris County Park offers fun in the sun for everyone!

In addition to swimming, visitors can enjoy boating on the lake, with paddle boats and row boats available for rental.

Sunrise Lake also features Wibit, an obstacle course-like track in the lake where players can race each other in the water. Wibit kayaks are also available for a relaxing ride or a race with family or friends.

Sunrise Lake is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The lake will close for five days starting Aug. 29, but it will reopen Sept. 3 in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Information about beach access fees and Sunrise Lake’s hours of operation may be obtained by calling (973) 829-8257 or by visiting the Morris County Park Commission website,

Sunrise Lake is part of Lewis Morris County Park on Mendham Road in Morris Township.

The park’s more than 1,100 acres includes a number of recreational facilities including a Parcourse Exercise Circuit, three ballfields, a group camping area and six distinct picnic areas.