Budd Lake Bog


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Park Overview:

An unusual black spruce bog lying on the terminal moraine of glaciers from the last ice age.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:214 acres
Mt. Olive
Buy Trail Map:Jersey Highlands: Central North Region Trails Map
Park Description:

This wetland comprises two discontinuous parcels surrounding Budd Lake Wildlife Management Area. It is a floating mass of plants, roots and moss all held together in a sponge-like substrate. Unique plants including black spruce, tamarack, azalea sphagnum moss, sweet pepperbush and common alder are supported.

Trails Overview:

From the parking lot at Lou Nelson Park walk back to Sand Shore Rd and walk north to acess unmarked trails on the right. Mt. Olive Township has a trail map available here.

Directions: I80 west to exit 26 to US-46W toward Budd Lake/Hackettstown for 3.9 miles. Turn right at Smithown Rd/Wolfe Rd for .5 miles. Take the 2nd right onto Sand Shore Rd. Turn right onto Warren Drive and enter Lou Nelson Park on the left.
Contact Information:Budd Lake Bog Preserve
Region:Central Jersey

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Vista Point?

I've tried to find the unmarked trail to the Vista Point that is shown on the Mt Olive Township trails map:  http://www.mtolivetwp.org/file/Map%205.%20Mt.Olive_Trails0809_BuddLake.pdf I have not found it.  There are tons of thorn bushes in their that make it not worth the effort.  I may try to go back with some clippers.  If anyone knows where the trail is, let me know.