Posted Friday, July 6th, 2012

Looking for a way to beat the heat? Why not take a refreshing dip in Sunrise Lake at Lewis Morris County Park.

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 either race each other in the water or simply play on the Wibit. Wibit kayaks are also available for a relaxing ride or a race with family or friends.

Sunrise Lake is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. The lake will close Aug. 27 to Aug. 31, but will reopen Sept. 1 in time for the Labor Day weekend.

A new program being offered at the lake throughout July is called Tiny Tot Tuesdays. The program is designed to give parents of children ages 4 and under an opportunity to spend time with their toddlers while exploring the beautiful water and beach of Sunrise Lake.

Every Tuesday morning in July, Sunrise Lake is reserved from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for Tiny Tot Tuesdays, allowing parents and toddlers a chance to enjoy the beach before it opens for the day. Admission to Tiny Tot Tuesdays is $3 per adult and free for toddlers ages 4 and under.

Regular admission to Sunrise Lake is $5 for adults (18 – 64), $4 for children and seniors, and free for children ages 4 and under, and will apply at 11 a.m. for all guests.

More information about Sunrise Lake may be obtained by calling 973-267-4351 or by visiting the Morris County Park Commission Web site,

Sunrise Lake and Lewis Morris County Park are located at 270 Mendham Road in Morris Township.