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High Point State Park, Sussex

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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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  • Overall I had an absolutely wonderful day at this park. The scenery from the monument area was absolutely breathtaking! It was a perfectly clear day and you could see for miles. My only problem was wi...  more »
  • I visited here recently when the State had shut down all the State Parks but the entrance was open so we drove in and didn't have to pay! The monument was closed so we could not go up into it but we w...  more »
  • I've camped before, hiked miles with all my stuff...that is not what we wanted this time. We booked group A camping site for a group of 15 people and really enjoyed our 1 night of car camping. It was ...  more »
  • Great place to go with the family. Whether it's swimming, fishing, hiking, camping or just going for a picnic. Was just there for their summer concert series. Very nice place to sit and relax and listen to the band play while the kids play in the sand on the beach.
  • Best kept secret in New Jersey. Great trails, beautiful views and great cross country skiing. Also snowshoeing and swimming. Many sights set up for barbecuing. Oh yeah, there is also camping and fishing. The park is proudly cared for by the rangers.
  • Great park with different types of trails to suit your taste. Swamp trail is beautiful. View from the monument is great.
  • Very good place to visit in Winter as well as summer. It a big park having man made beach, lake, and a monument. It also have barbecues, gazebos, benches, hiking, tables, etc. Good place to go.
  • High Point State park is an awesome place to go on holidays for kids. Nice beach kind of pond. We went during fall season and the scenic beauty you see will remember always.

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