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High Point State Park
|Park Overview:|| |
1803 feet – the highest point in the state of New Jersey
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing|
|Trail Miles:||29.5 miles|
|Park Acreage:||15278 acres|
|Buy Trail Map:||Kittatinny Trails Map|
|Buy Book:||Kittatinny Trails - Hiking Guide Book |
|Park Description:|| |
The 15,827-acre High Point State Park extends south ten miles from the New York state line. High Point has a natural landscape of unusual beauty onto which a designed landscape was placed. Recreational facilities are centered around the Lake Marcia and High Point Monument areas. As suggested by its name, the park occupies the highest point within the state - 1,803 feet.
The park includes the Dryden Kuser Natural Area and its Cedar Swamp. This large swamp of Atlantic white cedar trees is the farthest inland swamp of this type known to exist.
Swimming is permitted at spring-fed Lake Marcia when lifeguards are on duty.
|Trails Overview:|| |
The Park features twelve marked trails that range from 0.5 to 8.3 miles. This extensive network of trails makes it possible to create a number of loop hikes. One person's description of hiking in the park: http://www.njskylands.com/pkhighpt.htm
Take Route 23 approximately 7 miles north of the town of Sussex, NJ, or 4 miles south of Port Jervis, NY. [Google Maps: "1480 RT-23, Sussex, Sussex, New Jersey 07461"]
|Contact Information:||NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry |
|Fees:||Some times and places; check with park|