Trip Planner:   USA  /  New Jersey  /  Sussex  /  High Point State Park

High Point State Park, Sussex

4.7
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
High Point State Park is a state park straddling the border of Wantage Township and Montague Township in Sussex County, within the Skylands Region of northwestern New Jersey, United States, near the border with New York State and Pennsylvania. The park covers 15,413 acres (62.37 km2). Part of the Kittatinny Mountains, the highest point in the state of New Jersey, the aptly named High Point, sits in the northern reaches of the park, at elevation 1,803 feet (550 m). Route 23 skirts the park and provides access for visitors from the New Jersey suburbs and from points in New York. The park is administered by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

Entrance fees are only charged from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day: $5.00 on weekdays and $10.00 on weekends.
High Point Monument, built at the summit, offers views of farmland and forest, hills and valleys in three states, out to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where the Delaware River separates the ridges of New Jersey from those of Pennsylvania. High Point offers trails for hiking and cross-country skiing and areas for camping and fishing.

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 Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park.
To the south, the Appalachian Trail follows a rocky ridge which has views of the valleys and mountains surrounding the area. To the north, the trail drops off the ridge through hemlock gorges into former agricultural fields with a view of the surrounding countryside and the High Point Monument in the distance.
To visit High Point State Park on your holiday in Sussex, and find out what else Sussex has to offer, use our Sussex.
Source
Create an itinerary including High Point State Park
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

High Point State Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
190 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • On a sunny day to visit, walk on Appalachia Trail or Monument Trail is very enjoyable. Specially, on Late Fall season, it is very nice to have a short walk on state park. We just visited on this...  more »
  • Hiked thru the park in the AT. The trails are in good shape and fairly busy on weekends. The observation deck is nice and affords excellent viewing. The obelisk, Veteran’s Memorial is quite nice...  more »
Google
  • I have only been to the monument area which is a great place to visit. Since it is the highest point in NJ, you have spectacular views all around the monument. Climbing to the top of the monument when open allows a higher view of the area and some exercise. The park does have swimming, camping and hiking available, but those things I can't comment about. This is worth a visit, especially in the fall.
  • We only went to the lake. Nice place for a picnic and a day at the beach. Kids had a lot of fun in the sand. BBQ grills and picnic tables, as well as a playground, are available. The bathrooms could be cleaner. And I wish the roped-off portion of the lake where you could swim was bigger. But overall a really nice lake surrounded by beautiful forest.

Plan your trip to Sussex

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Sussex

©
Specialty Museum
Space Farms Zoo & Museum
3.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Cross-country Ski Area
High Point Cross Country Ski Center
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Monument Trail
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Skydive Sussex
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Sussex

©
Water Park
Land of Make Believe & Pirate's Cove Hope
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
©
Ski Area
Mountain Creek Vernon
2.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Winery / Vineyard
Warwick Valley Winery Warwick
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Factory Outlet
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Central Valley
4.1
Duration: 4 hours