Featured Place: High Point State Park

Updated: Jul 17, 2020 Short URL: gonj.me/2599sw

This weeks "Featured Place" is High Point State Park. The reason for this is rather simple.. it is a great park! We also find that many people have the wrong impression of this park, or know nothing about it at all. Because of this, we wanted to point out some great features.

The Monument:

* The monument was built through the generosity of the Kusers, in honor of all war veterans. Construction was started in 1928 and completed in 1930. At the top of the 220-foot structure, observers have a breathtaking view of the ridges of the Pocono Mountains toward the west, the Catskill Mountains to the north and the Wallkill River Valley in the southeast. You can gain access to the top of the tower most days of the week.


* The spring-fed waters of the 20-acre Lake Marcia are cool and refreshing for swimmers. The beach is protected by lifeguards and there is a bathhouse and food concession adjacent to the beach. Inner tubes, rafts and other flotation devices are not permitted in the swimming area. Only Coast Guard approved life jackets are permitted. Pets are prohibited on the beach.


* With over 50 miles of trails, High Point State Park offers visitors a variety of trail options throughout the year, Designated multiple-use trails are available for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding and snowmobiling. Trails vary in length from one half-mile to 18 miles and take visitors through unique and diverse landscapes including an Atlantic white cedar swamp, mountain ridge tops with 360-degree views, dense forests, fields and wetlands.

Camping at Sawmill Lake

Within the park, you will find a great campground as well... Sawmill Lake. There are 50 tent sites with fire rings and picnic tables, Flush toilets are within walking distance, 2 group campsites with drinking water, pit toilets, and cabins. This place fills up quick on holiday weekends for good reason. :)


Within a short drive, you will find a lot of great places. Please visit the "What's Nearby" page of High Point State Park.

For detailed information about this park, please visit the pages and galleries below.

* Descriptions taken from the High Point website ran by the state.

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