Rainbow Lake in Pittsgrove Township, NJ
For a relaxing day of fishing or canoeing, Rainbow Lake in Pittsgrove Township, NJ is an ideal and convenient destination. It’s located between Vineland and Bridgeton, just off of State Route 56 and close to Routes 55 and 47 for an easy trip from Philadelphia or points in South Jersey. Rainbow Lake is a designated Wildlife Management area in New Jersey, with parking areas and a portable toilet facility.
It’s hard to imagine it today, but according to this story in the Vineland Daily Journal, Rainbow Lake in Pittsgrove was once considered to be the “Coney Island of the Vineland-Bridgeton area”. It was a summer resort that featured brass bands, dancers, and a great entertainment pavilion over the water with balconies facing the lake. In 1952 the pier burned down in a fire, and the owner decided not to rebuild it, being only partially insured.
Yet today, Rainbow Lake still features stunning natural beauty, especially its amazing sunsets. It’s also a destination for fishing enthusiasts, with an ample supply of bass in particular. Despite occasional problems with water levels, there are even tournaments held from time to time. The Lake is also a quiet and beautiful setting for canoeing and kayaking, with public and private boat ramps.
At the end of your day at Rainbow Lake, why not spare yourself the drive home and get a night’s sleep at the nearby Ramada Vineland? Our hotel is located just a few miles’ drive away, and you can rest comfortably on our Sealy Posturepedic mattresses. Attached to our hotel is the finest steakhouse in Vineland, the Dakota Prime, and everyone’s favorite pancake house, IHOP. Enjoy a fabulous dinner and breakfast after a relaxing day, all without having to get into the car again.
For an ideal stopping place, try the Ramada Vineland. It’s the perfect end to a perfect day at Rainbow Lake in Pittsgrove Township, NJ!