Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016 Bait & Boat

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 10, 2016
1 pm to 6:30 pm

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

(Rain Date Sunday, September 11, 2016, 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. 

2015 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. 

2015 Bait & Boat Festival 

*****     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, and Crafts start
2 pm Boat Race
3 pm Pond Study or Paddle with Park Naturalist
4 pm Boat Race 
4 pm Crafts end
5 pm Boating, Fishing and Sandcastle Contests end
5 pm to 6:30 pm Campfire with s'mores

2015 Bait & Boat Festival Craft Table

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

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 11, 2016.
2015 Bait & Boat Festival

See you on the lake! 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Relax, Restore, Renew

Need a little time to relax...

Meditation on the Mountain
Thursday, August 18, 2016
6: 30 pm - 7:30 pm
HPSP Interpretive Center
Rain or Shine
Free *

*Suggestion $2 donation per participant

Join us on the mountain as we unwind with an hour of meditation and reflection. Various styles of meditation will be practiced. The group will be led through a few styles of contemplation and then given an opportunity to meditate individually. Participants may want to bring a yoga mat or small pillow to sit on and a reusable bottle of water. The program is for adults and mature teens, ages 14 and older. The program is free, although a $2 donation per participant is appreciated.


Yoga on the Mountain

Friday, September 16, 6:00 pm

Friday, October 14, 5:30 pm

HPSP Interpretive Center

Rain or Shine


*Suggested $5 donation per participant

Come enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body.  All levels of experience are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat. Walk-ins are welcome. However, registration is suggested so that we may contact you in the event a class is cancelled. To register, please call 973-702-0488. A minimum donation of $5.00 per class is recommended. Yoga on the Mountain is sponsored by the Friends of High Point State Park. All proceeds go to support Yoga on the Mountain and other Friends of High Point State Park programs.

See you on the mountain!