Elktownship History Pages / LAKE GARRISON

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Elk Township founded

April 17, 1891

HISTORY OFnoteLAKE GARRISON

LOCATED IN

ELK TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY

 

The Pavilion at the Lake.

Lake Garrison now has a offical website: http://www.lakegarrison.com

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Under History of the Lake, a Flood occured on September 1, 1940 and the lake overflowed. The photo on the left is Buck road (Rt 553) looking South.

The origional photo is the property of Emma & Howard Knorr of Monroeville NJ.

Photo scanned & submitted by Al Stafford
member, Lake Garrison board of directors.

MORE PHOTO'S CLICK BELOW

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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.

Countless people have enjoyed swimming , boating , ice skating , baseball and the beautiful picnic areas . The lake residents hold many events such as peach festivals , land carnivals , house decorations for prizes , water carnivals , Miss Lake Garrison contests , ect. Church and Sunday School are held in the summer . There are over 100 families who make Lake Garrison their home in the summer.

 

If anyone has any up-dates that they can add

to this page feel free to get in touch with this web site.

Thank You..
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"The Family Playground"

http://www.lakegarrison.com

Open all summer long from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

PHONE: (856) 881-2872

Box 849, Monroeville, New Jersey 08343

Click below to check General Admission & Rates for 2005

http://www.lakegarrison.com

Open Monday-Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

SEASON PASSES & GROUP RATES AVAILABLE

Please call (856) 881-2872 or click above for current admission rates as they may change year to year. Thank you.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO PAGE OF OLD PHOTO'S

RENTALS INCLUDE:

Row Boats

Canoe & Paddle Boats

Pavillion's Available

 

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