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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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  • This is a really nice State park, with interesting views from the top, several easy but interesting hiking trails, a lake with a beach, and, of course, the High Point monument, built to honor NJ war v...  more »
  • High Point, located directly off Route 23 North (with a visitors center across the street from it) commend a huge promontory from which you can see NY, PA, as well as NJ. Going up the tower is not a g...  more »
  • We would have loved to climb this monument, but it is closed in winter. Still, the views are exceptional and the access roads are easily passible.  more »
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  • High point is absolutely beautiful. There's diverse terrain with interesting hikes. The view from the monument is expansive and shows off much of the beauty of New Jersey's Highlands. If you want to bring your family they have plenty of facilities to accommodate you. There's 50' rock faces on the Iris trail that already have down rope anchors. And lastly the Appalachian passes right thru the park. If you decide to explore High Point I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
  • High Point is an extraordinary park! We recently found a swamp/moss trail that's protected by a boardwalk. The effort to maintain the 'naturalness' of the environment is noted throughout! My thanks to everyone that puts their efforts into keeping it that way👍! A job well done!!
  • The most secluded semi car camping you can get in north Jersey! Some good bass hiding in the weeds at sawmill lake as well.
  • Situated in the NW corner of NJ, High Point, as the name suggests is the highest point in NJ. There are many hiking trails throughout the park, including the Appalachian Trail which crosses south to north on the eastern side of the the park. During the winter, the park's trails and roads are open for cross-country skiinng. Mature forest blankets most of the park, which has numerous picturesque outcrops of limestone ledge rock. A paved road leads from the entrance at SR 23 to a monument. From the ridge near the monument you can enjoy magnificent views of three states. Looking east you can see the magnificent black dirt region of the Wallkill R. valley of northern Sussex Co, NJ and Orange Co NY. and Hamburg and Wawayanda Mountains, while to the North the Catskills can be seen on the horizon. Looking westward towards PA are the Poconos.
  • Beautiful place just minutes away from the interstate. Make sure you carry a jacket or two during the cold months. Must visit during fall!