Fun Facts about the Culver Lake Watershed
  • The Culver Lake Watershed covers 4,000 acres in Sussex County, NJ (click for larger map).
  • The Greater Culver Lake Watershed, which includes Bear Swamp, Lake Owassa and Culver Lake, is headwaters of the Paulinskill River watershed, an important tributary of the Delaware River (click for larger map).
  • Culver Brook receives 6 million gallons per day from the Culver Lake Watershed. Co-mingled Owassa and Culver waters flow through the outflow at Culver Lake into Culver Brook.
  • Outflow

  • The Culver Lake Watershed is home to 5.5 miles of the Appalachian Trail (group of 2016 thru hikers).
  • A goal of restoring water clarity to the 1950’s level, when Culver Lake was first monitored, can be met by diligent attention to watershed management, education and voluntary effort. (pictured: resident Culver Eagle)
  • Culver Eagle

  • It takes 2.47 years to replace all the water in Culver Lake
  • Culver and Owassa Lakes and the surrounding watershed fall into the protected Delaware Basin