As safety is always of the utmost importance on Lake Hopatcong, the Foundation has developed a multi-faceted approach to improving safety and protection on Lake Hopatcong. Our programs include a dock numbering program and added police patrols. In past years we have funded signage campaigns to report dangerous boating and have also contributed to the Jefferson Fire Department's purchase of a new fireboat for the lake.

A Dock on Lake Hopatcong

B-SAFE Dock Numbers

The foundation partnered with first responders from the four towns surrounding the lake as well as the New Jersey State Police, and have collaboratively developed a plan that aims to improve emergency response times and safety on Lake Hopatcong. 

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Added Police Patrols

A partnership among the New Jersey State Police, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the LHF has resulted in added police shifts during key summer weekends annually since the summer of 2013. 

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LHF Courtesy Patrol on the Boat

Courtesy Patrols

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation conducted courtesy patrols during the summers of 2017 and 2018 in Byram Cove. The purpose of the courtesy patrols was to educate people about the “Lake Hopatcong for All” guidelines that were created by a voluntary…

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