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Budd Lake Bog
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.
An unusual black spruce bog lying on the terminal moraine of glaciers from the last ice age.
From the parking lot at Lou Nelson Park walk back to Sand Shore Rd and walk north to access unmarked trails on the right.
Use the Web Map link on this site to view a trail map.
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.