849 Buck Rd, Monroeville, NJ
Hey, this summer isn’t over yet!!! Here’s another great place to take the kids… And a great alternative so you don’t have to sit in traffic to go “down the shore.” Especially on a hot & humid day!
Lake Garrison located on Route #553 in Elk Township represents in reality what began as a man’s dream. Mr. and Mrs. John Garrison operated a grocery store in Pitman, N.J. On his business travels from Pitman to Elmer, Mr. Garrison would pass a huge cranberry bog on a site called Kindall`s Sawmill. Mrs. Josie Feltman, a lake resident for almost 41 years, recalls that Mr.Garrison told of one night having a dream where he made a beautiful lake from that cranberry bog.
He bought the land from E. Ireland of Woodbury and moved there with his wife Cora and two daughters, Leona and Evelyn. In May 1935, Decoration Day the lake was officially opened. John Garrison built all the existing log cabins that are around the lake. The Garrison family owned the lake for 11 years and after Mr. Garrison`s death in 1944 the property was sold in 1947 to the Garrison Lake Stockholders Corp.
Enjoy swimming, boating, basketball, a playground, and a snack stand with an arcade. For over 40-plus years, families have enjoyed their day at Lake Garrison. The water is clean, the people are friendly and it’s just a relaxing place to enjoy a hot summer day! It’s one of my favorites in the area!
Until our next adventure, my friends!