• Surface Area: 720 Acres
• Volume: 14,470 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 4 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 15 Feet
ABOUT THE MANASQUAN RESERVOIR
Manasquan Reservoir is located in Howell Township of Monmouth County in the state of New Jersey, the 10th most populous state.
The borough of Manasquan has been an established community for over 125 years. Native Americans of the Lenape Tribe lived on the land and it is from their Unami language
that the borough and lake were named. The Unami word for island is man-a-tah; for wife, squaw; and for stream, han, combined is Manatahsquawhan. Manasquan, literally meaning "stream of the island of squaws," is the English pronunciation.
The entrance for the visitor center and parking is located off Windeler Road near the junction of I-195 and Route 9.
This information courtesy of...
Borough of Manasquan, History of the Borough of Manasquan - 10/2014. Please visit their site for a rich perspective of this beautiful area on the Jersey Shore.
Native Languages of the Americas, Lenape (Unami, Delaware, Lenni Lenape) - 10/2014