“The Orange Reservoir is a spectacular and unmatched natural setting that is totally unexpected in Essex County. The opening of the picnic pavilion and introduction of paddle boats into the water will provide the public with new opportunities to enjoy the amazing vistas, beautiful waterway, and magnificent open space,” Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, said.
Enjoy the lake at Steele Creek Park by taking an excursion in a paddle boat. Paddle boats are available at the boat dock, located just down the hill from the Nature Center and is opened seasonally.
Paddle boats are available daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and weekends only until mid-October.
Hours of operation are from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. to Sat. and 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sun.
Boats are available for 30 minute increments for $1.00 per passenger.
All riders must be accompanied by someone 16 years old or older.
Browse this selection of paddle boats and pedal boats from DICK'S Sporting Goods and find the perfect human powered watercraft for your recreational needs. There's no better way to enjoy a day on the lake, pond or inlet than with some close friends, a cooler full of your favorite beverages and your own boat. With seating for up to five people, they'll be no trouble taking the whole gang along.