High Point State Park – Sussex County NJ

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) drastically impacted New Jersey’s High Point State Park.

In 1933, when “the CCC boys first arrived at High Point Park, they found a relatively undeveloped 11,000-acre parcel of land. … By the time the CCC boys were done working eight years later, they had built 25 miles of roads, two lakes, repaired the badly damaged forest, fought forest fires, cleared trails, built campgrounds and shelters, and partially completed an athletic complex. The park, as visitors enjoy it today, is largely the fruition of their efforts.”

Source notes

"High Point State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps," by Peter Osborne. Arcadia Publishing (September 30, 2002).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 7, 2015.

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Location Info


High Point State Park
NJ

Coordinates: 41.256128, -74.723308

3 comments on “High Point State Park – Sussex County NJ

  1. margaret Felici-Gessner

    My sister and I have been going through old photographs of father and came across an album of his time at High Point CCC Camp Kuser in 1934. His name was William Felici (nickname Hookie) and he was 16 years of age at the time, hailing from Northvale, New Jersey. These are great photos and we would be willing to scan and send some to your site if you are interested. Please just reply to me if you are interested.

    Peggie Felici-Gessner

  2. Anyone with connections to the CCC camp at High Point State Park, or any other related info, please also consider sharing that. I serve as the Montague Township Historian – where HPSP has a large portion of its holdings. Please send to ab1759hist at gmail.com.

    Thank you!

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