High Point Monument - Sussex, NJ
The granite obelisk, similar to one at Bunker Hill, stands at the highest elevation in the state of New Jersey at 1803 feet above sea level - within High Point State Park. Its construction began in 1928, with the completed monument dedicated with great fanfare on June 21st, 1930.
Its plaque reads: "This Monument is erected by Colonel and Mrs. Anthony R. Kuser to the glory and honor and eternal memory of New Jersey heroes by land and sea and air in all wars of our country."
At the top of the 220-foot structure one can observe a breathtaking view of the Pocono Mountains toward the west, the Catskill Mountains to the north and the Wallkill River Valley in the southeast - encompassing the entire Tri-State area.
One can drive to a parking area and then access the open platform of the monument to view the surrounding area. Only the base area and first floor are handicap accessible.
Normally, if you would like to enter the monument, with the option to climb the stairs to its observation deck, it is opened on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend until late June from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (staff permitting).
At the present time [per July 2016 NJ DEP Parks announcement] access to the base of the monument is restricted until further notice due to hazardous conditions. Please contact the park office for further updates
Opened every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. only from late June through Labor Day (staff permitting).
Open on weekends and holidays after Labor Day until Columbus Day (staff and weather permitting) from 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Pet Friendly Notes
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash.
Time Period Represented
During regular park hours (weather permitting in the winter due to road conditions). Check the HPSP website - http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/highpoint.html.
Spring, Summer, Fall
Park Entrance fees are charged per vehicle from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Click link for HPSP above.