Thursday, August 30, 2012

Goodbye Summer!

Bait & Boat Festival
Saturday, September 8, 2012
1 pm – 6:30 pm
Lake Marcia Beach

(Rain date Sunday, September 9.)

Join the Friends of HPSP on the beach at Lake Marcia as we say goodbye to summer with a fun-filled day of fishing and boating!

This special event is the one day of the year that boats are allowed on Lake Marcia. Participants may borrow one of the Friends’ kayaks or canoes for a short paddle around the lake or bring their own non-motorized boat and spend the day exploring. All boaters must wear a PFD while on the lake. Participants borrowing a boat, please stop by the beach after 1 pm to sign up for a paddle time slot. Participants bringing a non-motorized boat, please remember your PFDs and stop by the beach for boating instructions before putting your boat in the water.

Bait & Boat Festival Schedule

1:00 pm – Boating, Fishing Contest, and Crafts begin
2:00 pm – Boat Race
3:00 pm – Naturalist-guided paddle or hike
4:00 pm – Fishing Contest and Crafts end
5:00 pm – Boating ends and Campfire starts
5:30 pm – S’mores and Campfire fun
6:30 pm – Campfire concludes

If you would like to participate in the fishing contest, please bring your own fishing equipment and bait. Reminder, all persons fishing age sixteen or older must have and display a valid NJ State fishing license.

Pack a picnic supper and the beach toys. Bring the whole family up the mountain for a day of adventure at High Point State Park. Don’t forget to the camera! There are sure to be many opportunities to capture wonderful family memories.

This event is FREE, but donations to the Friends of High Point State Park are appreciated.

Event rain date is Sunday, September 9, 2012, 1 pm to 6:30 pm.

See you on Lake Marcia!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Jonathan Edward concert album available for viewing

Hello Everyone,

Photos from the Friends of High Point State Park Summer Concert Series Jonathan Edwards concert on August 19, 2012, are now available for viewing from the "Photos" page. 

Jonathan Edwards
Thank you again to everyone who came up the mountain for the concert. We appreciate your support. 

Hope to see you all at Bait & Boat on September 8 (rain date Sept. 9)!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Jonathan Edwards Summer Concert

Thank you to everyone who came up the mountain for the Jonathan Edwards concert Sunday, August 19. 

The crowd enjoyed the last concert of the season and the beautiful evening.

Photos of concert goers will be available for viewing on our photos page soon. 

Be sure to join us Saturday, September 8 (rain date Sept 9) for our Bait & Boat Festival.

See you on the mountain again soon!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Jonathan Edwards Concert Sunday Aug. 19

Jonathan Edwards photo credit Randy Findlay

The Friends of High Point State Park invite you to a special evening of music in the park with national folk and Americana music veteran Jonathan Edwards on Sunday, August 19, from 6 pm to 8 pm on the beach at Lake Marcia. Edwards will perform the third and final concert in the Friends of High Point State Park 2012 Summer Concert Series. 

Edwards’ highly respected repertoire includes such classics as “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,”  “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County,” “Shanty,” and “Sunshine (Go Away Today).” The barefoot troubadour, whose career spans over 40 years, is sure to entertain both longtime fans and soon-to-be fans at this special night of music under the setting sun on Kittatinny Mountain.

Admission to this special concert event is a suggested donation of $10 per adult. Children are admitted free. Park entrance fees apply to admission before 4 pm

Seating is lawn and beach seating. Bring your own blankets and chairs. The concert is a family-friendly event. Picnicking is encouraged. Alcohol is strictly forbidden. 

In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. To learn more about Jonathan Edwards and his music, please visit

The Friends of High Point State Park is a non-profit organization that fosters and supports activities at High Point State Park in Sussex, NJ. Proceeds of the concert will go toward funding this and future events.

Lake Marcia beach

We hope to see you on the mountain Sunday, August 19!