Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

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Mountain Lakes is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 4,256.

Mountain Lakes was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 3, 1924, from portions of Boonton Township and Hanover Township, subject to the results of a referendum passed on April 29, 1924.[7]



Mountain Lakes is located at 40°53′14″N 74°26′27″W / 40.887349°N 74.440819°W / 40.887349; -74.440819 (40.887349, -74.440819).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3 square miles (7.5 km2), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.9 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2) of it (7.61%) is water.

Part of The Tourne county park is in Mountain Lakes.

The man-made lakes in Mountain Lakes are: Birchwood Lake, Crystal Lake, Mountain Lake, Sunset Lake, Wildwood Lake, and Cove Lake. It is only legal to swim in Birchwood Lake, and Mountain Lake in the areas that are roped off. You may swim between the hours of 5 am to 10 PM every day between the months of June and August.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,256 people, 1,330 households, and 1,186 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,593.0 people per square mile (615.4/km2). There were 1,357 housing units at an average density of 507.9/sq mi (196.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.05% White, 0.38% African American, 5.17% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

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