High Point State Park

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
1480 Route 23
Sussex, New Jersey 07461

Phone:
(973) 875-4800

Web:
High Point State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open from Apr 1 through Oct 31
Number of Sites: 52

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 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.

Campsites: 50 tent sites (no trailers) along Sawmill Lake with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets are within walking distance. Open April 1 through October 31.

Group campsites: Two group campsites, accommodate 25 and 35 people each. Drinking water, pit toilets. Open May 15 through October 15.

Cabins: Two cabins each with furnished living room with a woodstove; three bedrooms -one room with double bed, two rooms with twin beds; kitchen with hot and cold running water, electric stove, refrigerator; bathroom with shower, toilet, and sink. Electricity. Cabins are located on eastern shore of Steenykill Lake. Each accommodates six people. With prior permission from the superintendent, two additional people may be accommodated. Cabins are open from May 15 to October 15.

Group cabin: Living room with woodstove, full kitchen, two bunkrooms with double bunks, bathrooms, showers. Accommodates up to 28 people.

Directions:
Take Route 23 approximately 7 miles north of the town of Sussex, NJ, or 4 miles south of Port Jervis, NY.

Facilities & Activities:
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:
cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling
 

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