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Umbagog Lake State Park

235 East Route 26
Cambridge, NH 03579
Phone: 603-482-7795

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Umbagog Lake State Park, is one of the more recently acquired parks in the state system. The Division began managing the park in 1998. The park includes a base park campground with 27 sites with electrical and water hook-ups available, three cabins, and 33 remote campsites in isolated locations around Umbagog Lake accessible only by boat. Click here for Umbagog Lake State Park Campground Reservations.

The park offers a beach area for swimming, excellent fishing, wildlife viewing, and boating. Canoe, kayak, and rowboat rentals are offered, as well as transportation for remote site campers. A boat launch and fuel sales are available, as well as a park store. Wildlife viewing includes a variety of birds, deer, and moose.

The Boston Globe rated Lake Umbagog as #5 top kayak spots in New England!

Notice: All outside firewood is prohibited at Umbagog Lake State Park. Firewood must be purchased at the park store.

Operating Schedule

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.

Campground Schedule:

Pre-Season Full-Time Closing Office Hours Rates
5/1 5/22 11/12 Call for park hours
$30 (remote sites)
$35 (base camp with water & electric hookups)
*Cabins: $80/nights; $560/week
Please note: The main operating season for the campground is Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Outside of the main camping season, (early spring and late fall) camping is first come, first serve and weather permitting. Staffing, services, and facilities may be limited during this time. Please use iron ranger (self-service pay station) to make payment.

*Cabins: Weekly reservations are from Saturday to Saturday; check with the campground office for walk-in options. The fee covers two adults and up to four children in Cabin 1 and 2 and 2 people in Cabin 4. 

Umbagog Lake Campground Map    |  Umbagog Lake Campground Information/Policies 

Umbagog Lake Remote Campground Map    |  Umbagog Lake Remote Campground Information/Policies 

Discover the Power of Parks Programming

  Interpretive, nature-based programs will be offered at Umbagog State Park all summer long as part of the Discover Power of Parks. Programs will be presented by Interpretive Ranger, Ben Spurrier in the park each week. Check out the Umbagog program schedule for more information. All programs are free with paid park admission. No pre-registration is required.

Are pets allowed at Umbagog Lake State Park?

Leashed pets are permitted in the base campground area. Pets are prohibited in the beach-front day use area and remote campsites in the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge (campsites R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R9, R10, R13, R14, R15, R16, R18, R21, R22, R23, R28, R29, R30 and R32). 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.

Beach Advisories

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.

Additional Information/Resources

Umbagog License Hearing Decision and Summary 

Distinct Landmarks on Lake Umbagog

Our Discover Power of Parks interpreter created this flyer highlighting a few distinct landmarks on the lake for visitors to use while exploring Umbagog. The flyer also provides a bit of history about the area. Print it out and bring it with you to add some adventure to your next visit.

Umbagog Lake Distinct Landmarks Flyer