I had posts planned for the next few days, but they all involve having time to upload/sort/edit photos. Yeah. That didn’t happen today. In fact, I barely have time to type this post! I guess I’m not sleeping much tonight. Oops.
Instead of a post about the Easter Baskets I made for the main kids in my life, you are about to read a post about one of my favorite places to explore.
In the town just north of mine, there is an amazing park called Washington Lake Park. This park has everything a park should have, and I’m never bored when visiting. One time, Megan and I decided to explore the hiking trails. We wondered upon an abandoned playground. There was a creepy guy that we passed a few minutes before but somehow ended up behind us. This meant we were extra creeped out and didn’t stay long.
I did a few quick Google searches but have not been able to find any real information on this playground. This meant I had to go back to explore some more. I brought Daniel with me this time!
Upon closer inspection, it appeared to be an abandoned swimming area, complete with concession stands and bathrooms.
The swimming area was a small lake, which is now flooded. There were docks and such half sank and picnic tables completely submerged. The lake was beautiful, though!
With my husband by my side and no creepy men following me, I found the courage to explore the inside of the concession stand. It looks like it hasn’t been abandoned for too long. Yes, things were broken and vandalized, but they were not deteriorating.
We also explored the surrounding area, where we found a few other interesting buildings. First was an abandoned cabin that was filled with what looked like children’s science projects.
Then, we stumbled across what looked like a soccer net graveyard. I do not have a photo of this, but it was weird. There was more soccer net skeletons in another area. They were surrounded by abandoned trailers.
Do you see that open trailer? Guess what it was filled with!
Go on.. guess.
Did you guess antique, wooden buggies and stuff? No? Don’t worry, I would have never guessed that, either.
It’s definitely a weird area, and I’m surprised I can’t find more information on it. I wonder if it’s an old summer camp or something. I’m sure some older residents would know the story. Please feel free to share any information you have! I’m a South Jersey Newby.
I often go back to this area to just sit by the lake. It’s quiet, eerie, and an awesome place to think. Last time I was there, I met the skinniest, tannest woman I have ever seen. She was laying out (because she needed more sun?!), eating a bag of carrot sticks, and asking me if I knew what happened to the lake.