Sunset Lake in Bridgeton, NJ

New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail

Sunset Lake in Bridgeton, NJ is a top spot in Cumberland County for fishing enthusiasts, nature lovers, kayakers, and people just looking to get away from the daily grind. Spend a day relaxing in a boat with a fishing rod, enjoy a nature walk from the lake to the Cohanzick Zoo, or enjoy a picnic along a lake with beautiful summer views.

At Sunset Lake, the Spillway Dam has been repaired since the derecho storm of 2011; today it’s a fantastic destination for fishing, with sunfish, striped bass and fresh water clams. If you’d prefer a simple canoe or kayaking trip, try the boat ramp at Piney Point from the Bridgeton City Park…kayak to several streams that lead to larger rivers like the Cohansey River, use the Raceway to get to the Cohanzick Zoo, or simply enjoy the lake itself.

Sunset Lake is also the home of a swimming beach, a nature walk that includes environment education signs about our ecosystem, and an amphitheater that hosts plays and movies during the summer. It’s an enjoyable and affordable spot for a day with the family, whether you’re including a visit to the zoo or a day of swimming on the beach in your plans.

After enjoying Sunset Lake and all it has to offer, enjoy a great meal and a great night’s sleep at the Ramada Vineland! We are located just 15 minutes’ drive away along NJ Route 56, and our location features fine dining at Dakota Prime Steakhouse, good times at Harry’s Pub, and everyone’s favorite breakfast spot, IHOP…all without having to get back into the car. Our hotel and restaurants offer the ideal ending for an enjoyable day.

Spend a day bonding with nature at Sunset Lake in Bridgeton, NJ, and then spend the night with us at the Ramada Vineland…we’re sure you’ll enjoy your visit!