49 Rancocas Road
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

County Parks and Historic Sites

Willingboro Lakes Park
Willingboro Lakes Park
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Formerly known as Olympia Lakes, this park was transferred to Burlington County Parks from Willingboro Twp in 2012. The 105-acre site is comprised mainly of the two lakes, which can be accessed on foot by sand trails. Although historically one of the lakes was a popular swimming hole, swimming is strictly prohibited now. Large amounts of debris, sheer drop-offs and sinkholes create very hazardous conditions. The lakes are very popular among anglers who can often be seen casting their lines from the banks (smallmouth bass, sunfish, bluegill, crappie are common). The park is also very good for birding, especially for waterfowl in the winter months. The spring-fed lakes are man-made and originally mined for sand. Improvements are being planned to create a better trail system, parking lot, and other user facilities. There are currently no restrooms of any kind on site. The hiking trail through the forest on the other side of the lake (furthest from the highway) is not cleared to the end so a complete loop is not possible at this time.

Facilities and Activities include:
  • Hiking Trails (about 1 mile currently)
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching