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Posted Monday, June 19th, 2017

The annual weed harvest on Lake Hopatcong is run by the State of New Jersey through the Department of Environmental Protection at Hopatcong State Park. The first phase is set to start this week and run through July 14.

Below is the Weed Harvest Schedule as posted on the DEP Department of Parks and Forestry’s Hopatcong State Park page:

photo of weed harvester machine on Lake Hopatcong

Weed harvester machine on Lake Hopatcong

Hopatcong State Park Weed Harvesting Program 2017

The following is our intended weed cutting plan.

Phase 1:  June 19, 2017 through July 14, 2017
The harvesters will get on the lake to begin training new seasonal employees on the weed harvesting machines.

The lake weeds will be harvested in all coves between Hopatcong State Park and the Northern side of Bertram’s Island; to include Clam Bake Cove, Point Pleasant, King Cove, and Ingram’s Cove.  An additional harvester will be cutting in Crescent Cove and River Styx to help open waterways.

Dates for the next two phases of the program will be posted as we get close to the end of a phase.

Phase 2:
The weeds will be cut in the following areas: the shoreline in the area near Lee’s County Park, Great Cove, Davis Point, Nolan’s Point, Brady Bridge area, Woodport, around Halsey Island and Raccoon Island.

Phase 3:
The weeds will be harvested in Byram Bay, Byram Cove, Point Breeze, and Henderson Cove.

If you have any questions regarding the Weed Harvesting Program on Lake Hopatcong, please call 973-398-7010.


The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has stressed that it does NOT run the weed harvest program. Questions about the weed harvest can be directed to Hopatcong State Park at 973-398-7010.

Visit Hopatcong State Park’s webpage for updates.