Monday, August 14, 2017

Goodbye Summer...

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 9, 2017
1 pm to 6 pm

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

Rain Date is Sunday
September 10, 2017, 1 pm - 6 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, Park Naturalist Program, and crafts. An early evening campfire on the beach with s’mores will conclude the festivities. 

2015 Bait & Boat Festival 

2014 Bait & Boat Festival

Schedule of Events
1 pm Boating, Fishing Contest, Sandcastle Contest, and Crafts start
2 pm Boat Race
3 pm Park Naturalist Program
4 pm Boat Race 
4 pm Crafts end
5 pm Boating, Fishing and Sandcastle Contests end
5 pm to 6 pm Campfire with S'mores

2012 Boat Race

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. Concessions may be available. The event is FREE, but suggested donations of $5 per family are appreciated. Rain date is Sunday, September 10, 2017.

2015 Bait & Boat Festival

See you on the lake!