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.

Is it a dandelion?


Actually, it isn't, but it's easy to confuse the two. Coltsfoot can be seen in bloom right now primarily along roadsides and in waste places. This introduced species gets its name from the shape of its leaves (which resemble...you guessed it...the shape of a colt's foot). However, the plant often blooms before the leaves are visible. In a week or two, the flowers will be gone, but the leaves, with their distinctive white undersides will grow, and grow, and grow. You can see them at High Point near the parking for campsites 39 and 40 (among other places).

The familiar dandelion, also an introduced species, has long, toothed leaves once thought to resemble the teeth of of a lion (dent de lion).