Bear Brook State Park
157 Deerfield Road
Allenstown NH 03275
Phone (day-use): 603-485-9874
Phone (campground): 603-485-9869
|Bear Brook State Park, with over 10,000 acres, is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire. Located in the southeast region of the state, there is plenty to do and see for everyone. Forty miles of trails through the heavily forested park lead to seldom visited marshes, bogs, summits, and ponds. The park offers a variety of options for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. The parks has a day-use area, group areas, and a 101-site campground. Boat rentals are available on the weekends.
Bear Brook Trails Map
If archery is your sport, Bear Brook State Park boasts two archery ranges - one 15-target range maintained by the N.H. Fish and Game Department, plus an additional four-target practice range that is universally accessible (bring your own archery equipment).
A Museum Complex within the park which is home to New Hampshire Antique Snowmobile Museum, Old Allenstown Meeting House, and the Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum. Most of the museums are housed in historic CCC buildings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bear Brook Camp is one of the most complete camps remaining intact and in use in the country. The museums are open at various times throughout the summer.
Equestrian users: See our Equestrian Trail Information webpage for more information about which trails/areas are suitable for horseback riding at Bear Brook State Park.
Notice: The Beaver Pond Trail is closed for repairs.
Bear Brook State Park is open weekends only beginning May 25, 2013. The park opens full-time for the season on June 15, 2013 and closes September 2, 2013. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Gates close at 8:00 pm daily. *Operating dates and times are subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.
Children (6-11): $2
||5/25 - 9/2
This park is always open for recreation. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Please be aware that many State Park areas and trails are not staffed during the off-season, and day-use fees are not collected. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.
Bear Brook State Park has 101 wooded campsites located on Beaver Pond. A camp store, canoe rentals, coin-operated showers, dump station, ice, and firewood are available. The campground is open for reservable stays from Memorial Day weekend (5/24) through Columbus Day weekend (10/14). Reservations may be made online through ReserveAmerica or by calling ReserveAmerica at 1-877-647-2757. Reservations for organized youth group camping are required and should be made by calling the Concord Office at (603) 271-3556. Call the Bear Brook State Park campground directly at (603) 485-9665. Bear Brook Campground Map
||Camping Rate Per Night
|$25 (no hookups)
Are pets allowed at Bear Brook State Park?
Leashed pets are permitted in the campground and on the trails only, not in the day-use area. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy
for more information.
Planning an Outing?
Bear Brook State Park is a great location to hold a family reunion, corporate outing, wedding, and more. For more information, check out our Outings in State Parks
page and see a complete listing and photos of all our State Park Pavilions and Group Use Areas
Keep Your Parks Clean
Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.
For listings of current advisories, please visit the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services Beach Advisories website page.
Access for Persons with Disabilities
Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.
Bear Brook Trails Map
Bear Brook Trails Guide