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Monadnock State Park

116 Poole Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452
Phone: 603-532-8862

Gilson Pond Campground
585 Dublin Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452
Phone:  603-532-2416

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Monadnock State Park is located in and around the 3,165-ft. Mount Monadnock. The park is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected highlands. In 1987, Mount Monadnock was designated a National Natural Landmark. The park offers year-round recreational opportunities.

2014 Monadnock Trail Week 

Operating Schedule

Monadnock State Park is open year-round. Day use fees at staffed entrances are required daily. Camping fees are also required daily. The Old Toll Road will be staffed and visitor services will be provided starting on the weekend of April 14th. Day use fees will be required on days when the area is staffed. Please call Monadnock State Park with any questions.
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Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

Hikers interested in finding out what the conditions are prior to heading out can call the park directly at (603) 532-8862.

Camping at Monadnock State Park

The Gilson Pond Campground open from May 2nd to October 18th. Campground office hours at Gilson Pond are from 8am-6pm Monday-Thursday and 8am-10pm Friday-Sunday. Out of state firewood is prohibited, but firewood is available to purchase at the park.

Youth Group camping is only available at Monadnock HQ and must be arranged by reservation by calling 1-877-647-2757 for stays between Memorial Day and Columbus Day. Off season youth group camping reservations can be made by calling Monadnock State Park directly.

Out of state firewood is prohibited, but firewood is available to purchase at the park. Camping is only allowed in designated campsites. Camping on the mountain is against state law. Canoe and kayak rentals are available on Gilson Pond.

Reserve a campsite at Gilson Pond Campground through ReserveAmerica.

Gilson Pond Campground Schedule:
Pre-season Full-Time Closing Office Hours Camping Rate Per Night
5/2 5/15 10/18 Sun-Thurs: 8am-6pm
Fri/Sat: 8am-10pm
$25 (no hook-ups)

Gilson Pond Campground Map    |  Gilson Pond Campground Information/Policies 

Gilson Pond Remote Campground Map    |  Gilson Pond Remote Campground Information/Policies 

Monadnock Headquarters Campground Map 

Family camping from October 28th through the winter and early Spring is available at Monadnock Headquarters on a first come, first serve basis only.

Planning an Outing?

Monadnock State Park is a great location to hold a family reunion, corporate outing, 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.

Are pets allowed at Monadnock State Park?

Pets are not permitted in the park. Please note that this law includes all trails and areas on Mount Monadnock that are within Monadnock State Park boundaries. 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.

Accessibility

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.

The New Hampshire State Park Experience Blog

10/2/12      "Leaf Peeps and Trail Sweeps: Monadnock State park"
9/21/12      "And the Crescendo!"
9/4/12        "The Monadnock, Climbeth!"
8/30/12      "Star Trails Over Mt. Monadnock"
8/7/12        "Monadnock-nock. Who's there?"
7/10/12      "Monadnock State Park: 2012 A Hiking Odyssey"
7/6/12        "The Trail Less Traveled on Mt. Monadnock: Part 1"
7/6/12        "The Trail Less Traveled on Mt. Monadnock: Part 2"

Additional Resources/Information

Monadnock State Park Hiking Map 
Hike Safe
Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail Information
Monadnock Ecological Research and Education
2003 Monadnock State Park Master Plan 
Monadnock State Park History 
Monadnock Headquarters Campground Map 
Gilson Pond Campground Map 
Gilson Pond Campground Remote Sites Map 
Visiting New Hampshire's Biodiversity: Mt. Monadnock Subalpine Rocky Bald

Live webcam of Mount Monadnock viewed from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. -
Keep in mind that the real-time weather readings on the bottom of the cam are being fed by the Silver Ranch Airport in Jaffrey, which is about 6-7 miles away from the base of the mountain. The weather readings do not apply to current conditions on Mt. Monadnock!!

Poem written by a recent hiker experiencing Mount Monadnock, spring 2010.



Interesting Fact

A magnet for hikers, Monadnock is said to be the world's third most climbed mountain, following Japan's Mount Fuji and China's Mount Tai.