High Point State Park is a state park located in Sussex County in the Skylands Region of Northwestern New Jersey, near the border with New York. The park covers 15,413 acres. Part of the Kittatinny Mountains, the highest point in the state of New Jersey sits in the northern reaches of the park. Route 23 skirts the park and provides access for visitors from the New Jersey suburbs and from points in New York State. The park is administered by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.Entrance fees are only charged from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day: $5.00 on weekdays and $10.00 on weekends.High Point Monument, built at High Point, located at 1,803 feet above sea level (the highest point in New Jersey, hence the name), offers views of farmland and forest, hills and valleys in three states, out to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where the Delaware River separates the ridges of New Jersey from those of Pennsylvania. High Point offers trails for hiking and cross-country skiing and areas for camping and fishing.To visit High Point State Park on your holiday in Sussex, and find out what else Sussex has to offer, use our Sussex sightseeing planner .
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Staying with a friend in Sparrowbush NY I found myself with a few hours to poke around the Tri State Area Hi Point looked like a nice destination , Up route 23 , nice hillclimb At the state park there... more »
We live close by and go here often. High point state park is a wonderful park with many things to do. Fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, playgrounds, pavilions for gatherings, exploring the monume... more »
High Point is fun to visit year-round, but it is nice in warmer weather to see the sunset and in fall, for peak foliage. Since it is so easy to drive up to the monument, it also gets crowded, especial... more »
A wonderful park, a natural woodland with great camping, hiking, picnicing, beautiful scenic drives. And the highest point in New Jersey. However, the best part of the park is the wildlife and the scenery. A wide variety of birds, as well as dear, bear, and other wildlife. This park is beautiful year round, although it is tough (and very cold!) In the winter. Highly recommended.
Loved this place! Hiking and views were the best. Good challenging terrain, we'll marked trails. Saw mountain bikers there too. Will be back again.
The park is very good for trails and camping. This is my 3rd visit and hope many more to come. We went recently in the 3rd week of October 2017 for the fall colors. Although it wasn't peak but still very good. There is a nice lake and a tiny beach. We have been there in winter once to see the frozen lake. It was awesome view.
Great place to go hiking and enjoy the beautiful sites of northern NJ! I went camping at a campground on Sawkill rd. The sites gave you access to toilets and some sites had bear safe boxes. The lake was clean and great for a paddle boat and some fishing. Follow park rules for the safety of people and wildlife. Don't forget to carry out what you carry in; take pride in keeping the area beautiful for others!
I have been to High Point on several occasions for the monument and trails. Until this past summer I had not been there for the beach/lake area as my family had always frequented Swartswood. The beach area is pristine, the snack bar is extensive, and the bathrooms were clean! The water was a bit cold compared to other state park lakes...but hey, that's what you get up there! We will definitely be going back.
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