Friday, September 21, 2012


Autumn is a spectacular season at High Point State Park!

Lake Marcia

Sun dapples dance across the blue waters of lakes Marcia, Steenykill, and Sawmill, as ridge breezes and rising thermals carry migrating birds and butterflies on their journeys south. 

Monument Trail

Trails tempt hikers into leaf littered woods and up mountaintops for breathtaking views of ridges and valleys, gathered and stitched into a harvest colored quilt. 

Monument Trail

Campsites host cozy campfires on cool, quiet, star-filled nights. Visitors from around the world stop to enjoy our little corner of New Jersey.

Sawmill Lake Campground

We hope you and your family take time to visit High Point State Park this autumn. Please join the Friends of HPSP for our annual Open Hearth Cooking event on Saturday, October 27, for a taste of High Point. Enjoy the view and relax with our Yoga on the Mountain classes October 19 and November 10.

See you on the mountain! 

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Great Day on the Lake

Thank you to everyone who came up the mountain and joined the Friends for our Bait & Boat Festival! 

We had a wonderful day of fishing and boating on Lake Marcia. Unfortunately, our campfire was rained out. Photos from the day are now available for viewing from our photos page.

Be sure to join us Saturday, Oct 27, for our annual Open Hearth Cooking event, where visitors are welcomed to observe the Friends prepare a feast on the fireplace in the Interpretive Center and sample the many dishes hot off the hearth.

See you on the mountain soon!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bait & Boat Festival Postponed to Raindate

Hello Folks,

Due to the forecasted strong thunderstorms, the Friends of High Point State Park Bait & Boat Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2012, is postponed to the rain date.

Sunday, September 9, 2012
1 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join us this Sunday on the beach at Lake Marcia as we welcome back the sun and say goodbye to summer. 

See you on the lake!