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High Point State Park, Sussex

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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.
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  • The walk up to the top of the Monument was really nice. I did it in 20 minutes by pacing myself, the air is definitely thin as you climb. For those in better shape than me this will be an easy , faste...  read more »
  • Beautiful vista views from this lovely spot in the corner of nj. CCC made sure other Jerseyans can enjoy this venue for decades afterwards. The monument is a 220' hike for only those healthy individua...  read more »
  • We love to visit here - whether it is to swim at the lake, drive the scenic route up the mountain to the lookouts, or play at the parks. Hiking trails aren't the greatest - but the views are certainly...  read more »
  • I was very unhappy with my last trip here. There were mice invading our campsite from the moment we arrived. The music blaring through the park all day was horrendous. The bathrooms were filthy. I used to come here all the time and haven't been here for about 3 years until July. This place has really gone downhill.
  • This is the much worth place for family get together, reunion, party time etc.The high point monument is really a best place to watch the sunset.if you want to see the sunset this place is very much worth seeing has a lake with cool breeze which is decently crowded.good lake for the kids play.swimming will close by s maintained very clean and neat as well.
  • High Point Monument is the highest point in New Jersey. You can get to the top by car or by taking a trail. You can take Appalachian Trail for about 1.2 miles from the park office, then 0.3 miles of Monument trail walk will take you to the top and will have a life-long memory and experience the magnificent view.
  • It has such a great place to take the boys hiking or to splash around in the lake. Also it has a nice piece of history to teach the kiddos about. I would love to see this place in winter time. It's probably breath taking as it was today.
  • Beautiful state park with a beach, monument and plenty of camping lots available for the overnighters. This is the highest elevation one can reach on foot in New Jersey. If you have the cardiovascular ability and physical endurance you can march up to the monument for a 220 step journey to the top. In this room you will find three dirty windows and other people catching their breath. The area host some of the most beautiful trails in New Jersey and is worth a visit!
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