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Pisgah State Park

520 Old Chesterfield Rd
Winchester, NH 03470
Phone: 603-239-8153

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Pisgah State Park includes over 13,300 acres of rough forested terrain, encompassing a complete watershed north of the Ashuelot River. Within the Cheshire County towns of Winchester, Chesterfield and Hinsdale, the park protects seven ponds (popular for fishing), four highland ridges and numerous wetlands. The area's 21 square miles make it the largest property in the New Hampshire state park system.

Six trailheads around the park disperse use, reducing guest impact and encouraging the discovery of Pisgah's natural and cultural features. Year-round trailheads for hiking, mountain biking, ATV and snowmobile use provide options for short, moderate, and long treks into the backcountry. Park staff monitor the impact of motorized and bicycle use on the park seasonally. Please be advised that trails may be closed for mud season or as other conditions warrant. For information about trail status or about equestrian use, call the Bureau of Trails at 603-271-3254.

Notice: (posted December 8, 2014) Until we have continuous cold temps to freeze the ground, and it snows, the following roads will be closed: Old Chesterfield Rd, Reservoir Rd, and John Hill Rd.

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Operating Schedule

The park is unstaffed but is open to the public year-round at no charge. The gate remains closed through mud season. Should an emergency arise during your visit, please call 911 for assistance.

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.

Gates Operating Hours Closing
Gates close through mud season.
Daylight hours

Are pets allowed at Pisgah State Park?

Pets are 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.


Access for Persons with Disabilities

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

The New Hampshire State Park Experience Blog

5/30/13      "A Piece of Pisgah, the Doolittle Trail"

Additional Resources/Information

Pisgah State Park Trail Map 
Visiting NH's Biodiversity: Pisgah Mtn. Loop