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.

Description borrowed from state.nj.us

A Brief History

The land for High Point State Park, donated by Colonel 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.

Trail & Path Info

With over 50 miles of trails, High Point State Park offers visitors a variety of trail options throughout the year, Designated multiple-use trails are available for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding and snowmobiling. Trails vary in length from one half-mile to 18 miles and take visitors through unique and diverse landscapes including an Atlantic white cedar swamp, mountain ridge tops with 360-degree views, dense forests, fields and wetlands.

Things to See & Do

High Point Monument

The monument was built through the generosity of the Kusers, in honor of all war veterans. Construction was started in 1928 and completed in 1930. At the top of the 220-foot structure, observers have a breathtaking view of the ridges of the Pocono Mountains toward the west, the Catskill Mountains to the north and the Wallkill River Valley in the southeast.

Monument: You can access the location of the monument during regular park hours (weather permitting in the winter due to road conditions). If you would like to enter the monument with the option to climb to the top it is open on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend until June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (staff permitting). Open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 24 through Labor Day (staff permitting). Open weekends and holidays after Labor Day until Columbus Day (staff and weather permitting) from 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Admission & Guidelines

The park is spread out across hundreds of acres in Northern New Jersey. Though most of the park itself can be accessed without paying a fee, getting to the monument, main picnic areas, and swimming lake (Lake Marcia), require that you pay an extrance fee to drive in. Snice it is hard to keep this fee up to date on our site here, I say that it ranges from $5 to $20, that non-residents pay a different amount than NJ residents, and to check the main High Point page managed by the state to specific pricing.

There are 2 locations in the park where boating is allowed: Sawmill Lake and Steenykill Lake (map). Boating is permitted subject to New Jersey's boating regulations and NJ State Park Service rules. There is no boat launching fee at these locations.

Hours / Season of Operation

Open daily 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Park Office: Open daily 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Editor's Note....

High Point is one of our favorite locations around NJ. The overall trail system will offer a challenge to most outdoor enthusiasts. The scenic views from the top of the mountain are one of the best in NJ. And the camping is rustic and very peacful. We just love this park!

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Biking !Very rugged trails. Full suspension recommended
Mountain Bike
Bird watching
Equestrian / Horseback
Fishing
Freshwater
Hiking !Rugged trails/ The AT passes through the park
Ice Staking
Jogging / Running
Trail Running
Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
Picnicking
Playing in the playground
Sight Seeing
Skiing / Snowboarding
Cross Country
Sledding
Special Events Year-Round
Swimming
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Bathrooms
Beach
Boat launch
Car top Only
Camping !In the Sawmill Lake campground
Changing Rooms
Fishing Pond
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Ice Rink
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Park Ranger on duty
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Gazeboo / Pavilion
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Picnic shelter(s)
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Monument
Trails !Many Rugged trails
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New Jersey
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Listing Center: Latitude: 41.2948
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.6964
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: High Point State Park
Rules and Regulations
Alcohol *NOT Permitted*
Special Connections
New Jersey State Parks
Trails / Trail Information
Boardwalks
Fireroads / Access Roads
Flat / Easy !Some easy trails near the monument
Rugged / Rocky !Most trails rugged / advanced
Single Track
Some are challenging
Surface Type(s)
Dirt
Walking Paths
Wooded
Other Destinations found within / connected to High Point State Park are: Sawmill Lake Campground at High Point

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