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Cape May Point State Park - Your Passport to Adventure - Cape May, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 38° 55.981 W 074° 57.625
18S E 503430 N 4309344
Quick Description: This is a beautiful and scenic park featuring a very tall lighthouse. Inside the lighthouse, one may get not one, but two stamps! One is an actual stamp from a stamper and the other is the "lick 'em" kind for your Passport to Adventure Stamp book.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2009 11:00:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM6YVX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Phleum
Views: 7

Long Description:
Passport Program Information

The NJ Parks and Forests Service came out with a passport book for collecting stamps for visiting a select sampling of our states parks, forests and historic sites. Many fine places did not make the list but many beautiful and culturally important sites did make the list so I suppose it all evens out in the end. The passport book is divided into 3 sections, north, central and south Jersey. This stamp and Cape May Point State Park represent the fifth listing for Southern New Jersey. If it was not for the release of a puzzle cache a few years ago and my obsession at the time for first to finds, I would never have visited all 24 sites of central and southern NJ. The puzzle cache is called Passport To Adventure (South Jersey Challenge) and can be found HERE. The stamp and the passport books are free. To find out more about our fabulous passport program please visit HERE.

Cape May Point State Park Information

The Cape May Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in New Jersey at the tip of Cape May, in the town of Cape May Point. It was built in 1859, was automated in 1946, and continues operation to this day. There are 199 steps to the top of the Lighthouse. The view from the top extends to Cape May City and Wildwood to the north, Cape May Point to the south, and, on a clear day, Cape Henlopen, Delaware, to the west.

The lighthouse is owned by the United States Coast Guard, which maintains it as an active aid to maritime navigation. The Coast Guard leases the structure and the grounds (but not the navigation equipment) to the State of New Jersey which, in turn, sub-leases the structure and grounds to the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC). MAC raises funds for the restoration and upkeep of the structure and allows visitors to climb to the top. On the way, MAC has placed interpretive exhibits about the lighthouse's history, the lives of the former keepers, and other maritime history of the Jersey Cape.

Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Cape May Point State Park

Name of System or Passport Program: New Jersey's State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

Passport Available: Yes, for free

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
Lighthouse & Lehigh Avenues
Cape May Point, NJ USA
08212


Visit Instructions:
No special instructions, but a picture of yourself or of something unique to that place would be a nice touch.
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