Pompton Lake (at Terhune Park)

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LSNJ093
Terhune Drive
07470 Wayne , NJ 41° 0' 4.6728" N, 74° 16' 25.4316" W
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It's a nice grassy park, with some memorabelia from Albert Payson Terhune, an author of dog stories. A gravel road leads past the gezebo to a few small areas where one can launch. The second is better, a small gravely beach. It would make a nice rest stop to have lunch if your launch site is one of the others on the lake.

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A carry of a hundred feet or so will make a cart useful.

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  • From North

    • I287 South to exit 58 toward Oakland.
    • LEFT onto US202 (aka Ramapo Valley Road) and proceed for 1.3 miles.
    • RIGHT onto US202 (aka Ramapo Valley Road) and continue to follow US202 for 1.7 miles.
    • RIGHT into Terhune Park.
    • Note: The entrance to the park is almost directly across from Lamoureaux Lane. The park entrance is very easy to miss. There is a small blue historical marker prior to entrance.
  • From South
    • I287 North to exit 53 (CR511 ALT/CR694/Bloomingdale/Pompton Lakes).
    • RIGHT onto Paterson Hamburg Turnpike and proceed 1.6 miles.
    • LEFT on US202 (aka Terhune Drive) and proceed .5 mile.
    • LEFT into Terhune Park.
    • Note: The entrance to the park is almost directly across from Lamoureaux Lane. The park entrance is very easy to miss..
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There is a fairly good sized parking area.
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