Located in Warren County, New Jersey, Merrill Creek Reservoir is a 650 acre (2.6 km²) artificial lake that is surrounded by 290 acres (1.2 km²) of protected woodland and fields. These lands are themselves part of 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) of open spaces. The purpose of building Merrill Creek Reservoir was to store water for the Delaware River then release the water into the river when it ran low. The reservoir and the surrounding parkland also offer visitors an opportunity to engage in outdoor activity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrill Creek Reservoir
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