Welcome to the High Point State Park blog - your source for information about nature and history programs in the Park. High Point is located in the northwestern corner of New Jersey in rural Sussex County.

Please call the Interpretive Center at 973.875.1471 if you have questions about park programs, or email us at highpointprograms@gmail.com.

For questions about hiking, camping, swimming, picnicking or other information, please call the park office at 973.875.4800 or go to the official website for High Point State Park and the NJ Division of Parks and Forestry.
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Monthly Calendar

To view the full program description in Google Calendar, click on the program title, then click on the "more details" link at the bottom of the expanded entry, and a new window will open with all the program information. You can also switch between "monthly, "weekly," and "agenda" views by clicking on the tabs in the upper right corner. To create a printer-friendly calendar, click on the icon to the left of the tabs. To advance through the months click on the forward/backward arrows at the top left of the calendar.

2nd Annual Bait and Boat Festival at Lake Marcia

**UPDATED 9/6**
Sunday, September 13, 2009 12:00 to 8:30 PM

Join the Friends of High Point State Park at Lake Marcia for a special day when non-motorized boats will be permitted on the Lake and there will be activities throughout the day for the whole family. Stop by any time and stay as long as you like!

12:00-3:45 PM - Fishing Contest (ongoing)
1:00 PM - Boat Race (B.Y.O.B.)
2:00 PM - Naturalist-guided boat tour around the lake (B.Y.O.B.)
3:00 PM - Boat Race (B.Y.O.B.)
4:00 PM - Fly fishing demonstration
5:00 PM - Build-a-Boat Craft
5:30 PM - African Drumming* (more info. below)
6:30 PM - Picnic/Barbecue dinner (grills are available, but you'll need charcoal...and food)
7:00 PM - Campfire with Storytelling by Ken Karnas*
  • Bring beach chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, fishing gear, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and your friends!
  • The concession stand will be open throughout the day.
  • Anyone over the age of 15 will need a NJ fishing licence to fish.
  • Parking is in the beach parking lot. You may find it easier to put in boats at the north end of the lake.
*Will take place in the Interpretive Center if it's raining.
B.Y.O.B. - Bring your own boat

African Drumming at 5:30 PM
Come enjoy the rich cultural experience of authentic African drumming and dance by Kofi and the Sankofa Dance Ensemble. Maxwell Kofi Donkor, is a master drummer whose skills and values were taught to him by his ancestors. The ensemble formed in 1997 and has performed in numerous places in the tri-state area, nationally, and internationally. This free performance creates an atmosphere of an indigenous African village where everyone gets involved! Visit www.bak2roots.com for more information.

This day is sponsored by the Friends of High Point State Park and is free of charge, but donations are appreciated. Proceeds support future programs and events.