Mount Sunapee State Park is open full-time for the season on May 25, 2013 and closes October 14, 2013. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to sunset, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to sunset. *Operating dates and times are subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.
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.
Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Season passes
are available. When park is unstaffed during the season, please use Iron Ranger (self-serve paystation).
The New Hampshire Parks Experience
The Mt. Sunapee State Park really comes to life once the snow melts. The picturesque lakeside beach, a vast network of well-marked hiking trails, and a secluded group campground make it the perfect place to spend a day or entire weekend. To read more about my adventures follow the link to my blog at Misty Mount Sunapee.
The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway
At Mount Sunapee State Park the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway
connects with the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway at Lake Solitude and crosses the State Park from Newbury Harbor via the Newbury Trail and Solitude Trails to Goshen via the Summit and Province Trails.
The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway is a 75 mile loop trail that links four New Hampshire State Parks: Sunapee, Winslow, Rollins, Wadleigh. The trail also links three New Hampshire State Forests: Gile, Kearsarge and Shadow Hill as well as one Wildlife Management Area: Bog Mountain. See the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Coalition website
for more information.
Are pets allowed at Mt. Sunapee State Park?
Pets are permitted at the campground and at the park, except during the Arts & Crafts Festival. They are not permitted at the beach or at the ski area during the ski operating season. 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.
Access for Persons with Disabilities
Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.
Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail Club
Mount Sunapee Campground Map
Mount Sunapee Hiking Map
New Hampshire State Parks Blog - Misty Mount Sunapee