Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2015 Bait & Boat Festival

Join the Friends of High Point State Park on the beach at 
Lake Marcia as we say goodbye to summer with a fun-filled day of fishing and boating. 

High Point State Park 
Lake Marcia
Saturday, September 12, 2015
1 pm to 6:30 pm

*Donation of $5 or more per boater or family appreciated

(Rain Date Sunday, September 13, 1 pm - 6:30 pm)
2014 Bait & Boat Festival

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 or bring their own non-motorized boat and spend the day exploring. 

2014 Bait & Boat Festival 

Afternoon activities include boat races, fishing & sandcastle contests, pond study, and crafts. An early evening campfire on the beach with s’mores will conclude the festivities. 

*****     Please bring your own picnic snacks and beverages! Little Lulu's Concession Stand will be CLOSED. *****

2014 Bait & Boat Festival

Schedule of Events
1 pm Boating, Fishing Contest, Sandcastle Contest, Crafts start
2 pm Boat Race
3 pm Pond Study with Park Naturalist
4 pm Boat Race 
4 pm Crafts end
4:30 pm Fishing and Sandcastle Contests end
5 pm Boating ends
5 pm to 6:30 pm Campfire with s'mores

2014 Bait & Boat Festival Sand Turtle

2014 Bait & Boat Festival Fishing Contest Winner and his little sister

All persons fishing, age sixteen or older, must have and display a valid NJ State fishing license. Please bring your own fishing equipment. All boaters must wear a PFD while on the lake. Participants who plan to bring their own non-motorized boat, remember your PFDs, and stop by the beach for instructions before putting your boat in the water.

2014 Bait & Boat Festival Registration Table

Please note that all boats must be rinsed off before going in
the lake to prevent the spread of invasive species!
2013 Bait & Boat Festival. Rinsing boats prevents the spread of invasive species.
Pack a picnic and bring the whole family for a day of adventure at High Point State Park. The event is FREE, but suggested donations of $5 per family are appreciated. Rain date is Sunday, September 13, 2015.
2014 Bait & Boat Festival

See you on the lake!