Lake Shawnee is the name of both a lake and the surrounding residential community. Lake Shawnee is located in Jefferson Township in Morris County, NJ. The community boasts small, cozy, lake-style homes in a quiet neighborhood setting with easy access to Route 15. Lake Shawnee has several beaches for residents and their guests. There is a small annual fee for use of the lake, beaches, and clubhouse. Homes in Lake Shawnee have a Wharton (07885) mailing address.
Lake Shawnee boasts six beaches that members of Lake Shawnee and their guests are welcome to use. The largest and most utilized beach is located at the entrance of Lake Shawnee from Route 15 North and adjacent to the Lake Shawnee Clubhouse. This beach has parking, picnic tables, a playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and seasonal restrooms. The Second Beach is located at the corner of West Shawnee Trail and West Lakeview Trail. This beach has a playground, basketball courts and kayak racks. The Third Beach is located near the corner of corner of East Shawnee Trail and Mountain View Trail. It has a boat dock and swim raft. The other 3 beaches, White Cove, North End and Beaver Cove have boat docks and are great for fishing. Lake Shawnee's Clubhouse is available to members of the Community for rent for special occasions and parties.
Lake Shawnee is easily accessible to NJ Route 15 which connects to Interstate 80 for an eastbound commute. Lakeland Bus Lines provides service from the Rockaway Townsquare Mall to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan NYC. During rush hour, the bus ride takes about 60 minutes. The train station in Mount Arlington is located to the south.
Public Schools for Lake Shawnee residents include Robert K Drummond (K), Ellen T. Briggs (1&2), Arthur Stanlick (3-5), Jefferson Middle School (6-8) and Jefferson High School (9-12).
NJ Route 15 has numerous strip malls and restaurants that are located close by. The Rockaway Townsquare Mall is about 10 minutes away in Rockaway Township and is one of the largest and most modern malls in New Jersey.
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