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High Point State Park

1480 Rt. 23 Sussex, NJ 07461

Property Description

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

Facilities and activities include visitors center, High Point Monument, Lake Marcia, trails, Appalachian Trail, Cedar Swamp Trail, cross-country ski center, camping, fishing, picnicking (picnic tables, picnic shelters, group picnic facilities, group picnic shelters.

Food concessions, playground, boating / canoeing (Sawmill Lake, Steenykill Lake) electric motors only, trailer launch, cartop launch, swimming (Lake Marcia), bathhouse, winter sports include cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling. Trails accommodate hiking, self-guided nature trail, horseback riding, mountain biking.

Camping: 50 tent sites (no trailers) along Sawmill Lake with fire rings and picnic tables. There are two group campsites, accommodate 25 and 35 people each. Along with two furnished cabins, each accommodates six people and a group cabin accommodates up to 28 people. Open seasonal.

Swimming is permitted in Lake Marcia from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend while lifeguards are on duty. The beach complex contains bathhouse and concession with refreshments.

Fees: Entrance fees are charged per vehicle from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.



  • Fishing
  • Hiking

General Information:

  • Pet-Friendly (Leashed)
  • Food Permitted
  • Beach Badge Fee
  • Number of Sites: 55


  • Beach on Lake