High Point State Park Sawmill Lake Camping Area

Sussex, New Jersey 7461

High Point State Park Sawmill Lake Camping Area

High Point State Park: Sawmill Lake Camping Area Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"High Point State Park sits at the top of New Jersey in just about every way. Its 1,803-foottall mountain is the state’s highest, and the park sits at the northernmost tip of the state, with the closest highway being in New York. The nearest large town is Port Jervis, a New York town 4 miles to the north at the junction of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Port Jervis, long a transportation and rail center, has a commuter train that makes daily 90-minute trips to New York City. Campers wishing to tour Manhattan can use this train for day trips to New York City, while city dwellers can use this train in combination with taxi services to access the Appalachian Trail (AT).

High Point’s camping area is not near the contact station near Lake Marcia; that’s the swimming and day-use area. The campground is farther north up NJ 23, off Sawmill Road. Many sites are open, especially those right on Sawmill Lake, but there’s plenty of space between these sections of prime real estate. You might see your neighbors at High Point State Park, but they won’t be near enough to chat with."

High Point State Park: Sawmill Lake Camping Area Trip Reports

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8/22/2009
Campground and lake are beautiful. Nearby lake Marcia was great to swim in but the fish are overly friendly. I got nibbled on! Trails are interesting and pretty.

Inside ring of campsites are less secluded than outside ring but you get a lake view. Campsites can get very wet if it has been raining. Select one with a platform if you expect rain.

Be mindful of all the campground rules and procedures... and there are a lot of them. We got harassed more than once by the NJ state police who felt like the Gestapo.
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Trail Information

Sussex
Nearby City
50
Campsites
April 1–October 31
Season
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Water, flush toilets.
Facilities

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