Borough of High Bridge ~ 97 West Main Street, High Bridge, NJ ~ Phone: 908.638.6455 ~ Fax: 908-638-9374

Borough Hall Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

South Branch of Raritan River and Ken Lockwood Gorge

Picturesque Ken Lockwood Gorge on the South Bridge Raritan RiverAccording to an article in the March 2009 New Jersey Monthly, “Dedicated anglers know that New Jersey is home to some of the finest trout waters in the East. And for many, the pick for the best fishing hole in the State would be Ken Lockwood Gorge, a picturesque spot designated by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife as the trout conservation area.”

The Ken Lockwood Gorge, just north of High Bridge, is one of the State’s most picturesque wildlife management areas and popular among birdwatchers, hikers and photographers. Featured on an L.L.Bean® catalog cover in the 1990’s, it straddles the South Branch of the Raritan River for about 2.5 miles, covering 260 acres. The Raritan River follows the Gorge and is open for trout fishing year-round. The River supports trout, smallmouth bass, rock bass and sunfish. Parking is available in several locations on West Main Street, Arch Street, and River Road. (Excerpt from: