• Reenactors try to stay warm outside soldier huts in Jockey Hollow

    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Fish

The surface waters of Morristown National Historical Park support a diverse and balanced fish community. As part of the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program, a fish inventory was conducted in 1999.

Eleven fish species were documented, eight of which were native while the remainder were introduced. The most common species were Slimy Sculpin, Blacknose Dace and Tesselated Darter.

The State of New Jersey has listed the sections of two waterways that flow through the park as "Wild Trout Streams". The wild trout stream designation serves to identify stream segments with viable wild trout populations capable of supporting a limited sport fishery.

The designation also provides an additional level of protection to these wild trout populations by eliminating fish stocking activities and establishing more stringent fishing regulations.

Both Indian Grave Brook and the Passiac River support viable populations of Brown and Rainbow Trout. The Passiac River also contains Brook Trout.

 
Freshwater Fish Inventory Northeast Temperate Network, 1991-2001.
 
Common Name

Blacknose Dace
Bluegill
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Creek Chub
Golden Shiner
Rainbow Trout
Slimy Sculpin
Spottail Shiner
Tessellated Darter
White Sucker

Did You Know?

Lafayette

At 19, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette volunteered to serve in the American Revolution. He developed a lifelong friendship with General Washington and would name his son Georges Washington du Motier. General Washington was named the boy’s godfather.