Trail Guides
Haddon Lake Park

Hillside and South Park Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ
Phone: (856) 216-2117

OWNER:  Camden County Parks

DIRECTIONS:  From the parking area at Crow's Woods turn Right on Atlantic Avenue and then Left onto Upland Way. After 0.5 miles turn Left onto Warwick Road, then quick Right onto Hutchison Avenue. At the “T” intersection turn Left onto Clements Bridge Road/ Route 41. After 0.4 miles bear Right onto Route 30/White Horse Pike North.Turn Left at the first Traffic Light onto Station Avenue. After 0.5 miles bear Right onto South Park Avenue. Continue another 0.5 miles and turn Right into the parking area for Haddon Lake Park.

DIRECTIONS FROM NEAREST HIGHWAY:  From I-295, take Exit 28 and travel North on Route 168/Black Horse Pike. After 0.2 miles, turn Right on Prospect Ridge Boulevard. After 0.5 miles, turn Left onto South Park Avenue and another Left into the parking area for Haddon Lake Park.   Map

ACCESS AND PARKING:  Open daily from dawn to dusk. Park has multiple access points with the best parking where Hillside and Park Drive meet in Haddon Heights.

NEAREST PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:  New Jersey Transit Bus Lines No. 457 Moorestown Mall/Camden stops at Kings Highway and Edgewood Avenue. Walk a short distance on South Park Avenue. Turn Left on 13th Avenue and walk 2 blocks on 13th Avenue. Turn Right on West Kings Highway. Walk 1 block on West Kings Highway. New Jersey Transit Bus Lines No. 400 Sicklerville/Philadelphia stops at Black Horse Pike and Prospect Ridge. Walk a short distance on South Park Avenue. Turn Right on Prospect Ridge Boulevard and walk 5 blocks. Walking distance is less than 1 mile.

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SITE DESCRIPTION:  Haddon Lake Park is a scenic oasis in a dense suburban area. It is a nice park to bring the family, as there are many activities and facilities available. Easily accessible, the lake is always worth a scan for waterfowl and songbirds. A level 1.6 mile hiking trail connects the Haddon Heights, Audubon and Mount Ephraim sections of the park, following streamside habitat South of Kings Highway and lakeside habitat to the North.

DON'T MISS:  Visit at dawn in April or October for the best variety of waterfowl.

Winter:  Check for the usual winter suspects on the lake, including Ring-necked Duck, Mallard, Common Merganser, Canada Goose and Great Blue Heron. Muskrats can occasionally be glimpsed crossing the lake.
Spring:  Listen for Common Yellowthroat and Yellow Warbler along the stream. Scan the lake for Black Duck, Hooded Merganser and Double-crested Cormorant. Song Sparrows, House Wrens and House Finches are setting up nesting territories. Cottontail rabbits browse the mowed lawns.
Summer:  The lake is a popular fishing destination – a boat ramp and fishing pier can be accessed at the Northern end of the park. Red-bellied turtles bask on sunken logs. Dragonflies can be found in the vegetation along the stream. Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows swoop over the water.
Fall:  Ruddy Duck and Pied-billed Grebe make appearances. American Wigeon, Gadwall and Northern Shoveler are possible as well. Visit in the early morning or late evening for the best variety of waterfowl. Song Sparrows flock in the shrubbery, joined by White-throated Sparrows and Juncos in Late October. American Robins flock on the lawns.

SPECIAL FEATURES:  Multiple athletic courts and fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas make this park inviting for the whole family.

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