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High Point Monument - Sussex, NJ

Historic or Prehistoric Place, Historic Site
High Point Monument near Lake Marcia. – Alicia Batko

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.

Varied events occurring at the park are posted online by the Friends of High Point State Park. The New York- New Jersey Trail conference has information about the Monument Trail.

Accessibility Notes

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 interior access to the top of the monument is restricted until further notice due to COVID restrictions, together with the Park Office and the Interpretative Center.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash.

Time Period Represented

1930

Hours

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.

Seasons Open

Spring, Summer, Fall

Pricing

Park Entrance fees are charged per vehicle from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Click link for HPSP above.

Amenities

Limited restrooms open due to COVID.