|Musconetcong River Gorge|
But this is not the gorge or the river I am writing about today. The Musconetcong River also has a gorge section and this area is even more spectacular than the Ken Lockwood area, with two to three times the flows of the South Branch of the Raritan. This area was part of a private holding for decades. Today part of the area is still owned by a private cooperation and some of it is owned by the state.
|Warren Glen Dam|
Talks have been underway for some time to remove this dam and restore the area to its natural state. Removing the dam which has thirty feet of sediment behind will be a major undertaking but the potential is there restore the rest of the gorge to its original state. That combined with better access could make this one of the best trout waters in the state! This is a project that is still many years out but it is moving forward, definitely one to watch. Perhaps one day in the not so distant future we will have another classic gorge area to fish in New Jersey.
|Large boulders and woody cover!|