High Point State Park

Location
 
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1480 Rt. 23.
Sussex, NJ 07461
973-875-4800
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Description
The view from High Point Monument, at 1,803 feet above sea level, is a spectacular panorama of rich farmland and forest, soft hills and lush valleys in three states. The blue line of the Delaware River divides the verdant ridges of New Jersey from those of Pennsylvania.

High Point offers superb trails for hikers and skiers and quiet spots for campers and anglers. The land for High Point State Park, donated by Col. Anthony R. and Susie Dryden Kuser, was dedicated as a park in 1923.

The pleasant landscaping was designed by the Olmsted Brothers of Boston, a prominent landscape architectural firm of that time. The brothers were the sons of the eminent Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park.

Facilities and activities include visitors center, High Point Monument, Lake Marcia, trails, Appalachian Trail, Cedar Swamp Trail, cross-country ski center, camping, fishing, picnicking (picnic tables, picnic shelters, group picnic facilities, group picnic shelters.

Food concessions, playground, boating / canoeing (Sawmill Lake, Steenykill Lake) electric motors only, trailer launch, cartop launch, swimming (Lake Marcia), bathhouse, winter sports include cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling. Trails accommodate hiking, self-guided nature trail, horseback riding, mountain biking.

Campsites: 50 tent sites (no trailers) along Sawmill Lake with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets are within walking distance. Open April 1 - Oct. 31.

Group Campsites: Two group campsites, accommodate 25 and 35 people each. Drinking water, pit toilets. Open May 15 - Oct. 15.

Cabins: Two cabins each with furnished living room with a woodstove; three bedrooms -one room with double bed, two rooms with twin beds; kitchen with hot and cold running water, electric stove, refrigerator; bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.

Each accommodates six people. With prior permission from the superintendent, two additional people may be accommodated. Cabins are open from May 15 - Oct. 15.

Group cabin: Living room with woodstove, full kitchen, two bunkrooms with double bunks, bathrooms, showers. Accommodates up to 28 people. Open May 15 - Oct. 15.
Amenities

Activities

Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming

Facility Amenities

Bathhouse, Concessions