Forest Lake State Park
|397 Forest Lake Road
Dalton, NH 03598
Forest Lake State Park, one of the ten original state parks, was created in 1935. The park spans 397 acres and its 200-foot sandy beach lies on the shore of Forest Lake. Popular activities in the park include swimming, picnicking, mountain biking, fishing, and boating.
Notice 5/23/2014: Due to combined flooding damage from beaver activity and heavy rains, access to the beach at the Forest Lake State Park is very limited. We are keeping the park open to the public to allow access to the picnic area and limited beach area, but please use caution to stay away from fenced or posted areas while we obtain necessary permits and arrange repairs. Please see the operating schedule for other parks in this area.
During the main operating season (see dates below) facilities are open at Forest Lake and staff are not typically present. This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting. During the off-season the park is typically not staffed and comfort stations are not available.
| Weekends only
|| Operating hours
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.
Are pets allowed at Forest Lake State Park?
Pets are not permitted in the park. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.
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.