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Atsion Lake Trail

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1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer loop
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Elevation

Ascent: 6' 2 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 53' 16 m
Low: 48' 15 m

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Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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A short, fun trail along the beautiful Atsion Lake.

Natalia Navarra

Features Birding · Lake · Swimming · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The larger parking area and trails at Atsion Lake are closed November 1 March 31st. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, parking is $5/day weekdays, $10/day weekends.

Description

From the trailhead there are two options to take: either a 1 mi long trail labeled with a blue blazer, or a .5 mi trail labeled with red blazes. Both trails are wheelchair accessible which is a nice feature. The red trail is within the blue and both trails are loops, which start and finish at the same spot.

The remarkable Atsion Lake contours along the right of you during most of the walk, it is beautiful to look at. If you are interested in cooling down after your hike there is a recreational area near the trail where you can swim in the lake, sunbathe on the sand, or rest and eat. There are picnic tables and bathrooms available for use.

This is an easy route and fun to do with pets, kids, or even a few friends before heading into the water for a quick cool down!

Flora & Fauna

Various flora and fauna can be found during this hike. Small critters such as frogs, rabbits, and birds are popular to see. Many plants can be discovered throughout this walk, through each season various flora grow, including pitcher plants, cranberry, inkberry, and winterberry holly.

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Land Manager: NJ State Parks

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May 5, 2018
Raymond Tang
Apr 15, 2015
Natalia Navarra
Beautiful 1mi

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Towards the end of the trail, you get a view that allows you to see the beautiful trees of the Pine Barrens.
Apr 20, 2015 near Chesilh…, NJ
Small swamps can be found throughout the trail.
Apr 20, 2015 near Chesilh…, NJ
Overlooking Atsion Lake from the Atsion Lake Trail
Apr 20, 2015 near Chesilh…, NJ
The scenery overlooking Atsion Lake is beautiful.
Apr 20, 2015 near Chesilh…, NJ

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