Camper Dan had never camped in a state park in his home state of New Jersey until recently.
We spent two nights camping at High Point State Park in Sussex, New Jersey – only a few miles from Port Jervis, New York.
Our review and photos of High Point State Park can be found on Hipcamp or theDyrt or here:
The campground at High Point State Park has 50 spacious tent sites, many with direct lake access, located in a wooded area surrounding Saw Mill Lake. Store food properly as there are bears in the area.
Swimming in the park, with a seasonal lifeguard, is a few miles away on Lake Marcia. A bathhouse with shower is also here (no shower or running water in the campground bathrooms). Show your campground receipt to avoid the entrance fee.
We also hiked Monument Trail (3.5 mile loop trail) from near Lake Marcia to High Point Monument and onward. The monument was erected in honor of war veterans and on weekends it is possible to ascend the staircase inside the 220-foot monument to ~1800 feet above sea level for mountain and valley views.
If you’d prefer to explore High Point State Park without having to camp, check out these Sussex, New Jersey area accommodation options.
August 10 – 12, 2017