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High Point State Park





1480 New Jersey 23, Sussex, NJ 07461 (Sussex County)

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.

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. The Appalachian Trail is 8.3 miles and is for hiking only, the Iris Trail intersects the Appalachian Trail three times.

The park includes:

  • Snowmobiling
  • Ice Fishing / Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Sledding
  • Natural Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Boating / Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Swimming / Bathhouse
  • Viewing Points
  • Playground
  • Picnicking



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