Merrill Creek Reservoir is a 650-acre reservoir surrounded by a 290-acre environmental preserve and 2000 additional acres of woods and fields. Its basic purpose is to provide stored water that can be released to the Delaware River to make up for the evaporative water usage at certain electric generating units in times of low flow in the river. In addition to that basic purpose, Merrill Creek Reservoir provides a tranquil setting of water and land that allows people to interact with the natural environment.
Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, boating, hunting. The Reservoir is particularly notable for bird-watching, especially during the fall hawk migration season.
The facility grounds are open year round and the reservoir is open for boating and fishing when it is free of ice.
Pet Friendly Notes
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash.