Ahern State Park

43 Great Bay Lane
Laconia, NH 03246
Phone: 603-227-8745

Activities and Amenities

Beaches/Swimming
Beaches/Swimming
Canoeing/Kayaking
Canoeing/Kayaking
Fishing
Fishing
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
* biking & mtn biking
Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing
Walking Trails
Walking Trails
Picnic Area
Picnic Area
Restrooms
Restrooms
* pit toilet or bathhouse

Ahern State Park spans 128 acres, with 3,500 feet of shoreline on Lake Winnisquam. The park was transferred to the state in November, 1994 as Governor's State Park, and renamed by statute in 1998.

Ahern State Park Trail Map 

Operating Schedule

Notice: The gate at Ahern State Park is now open for the season.

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.

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 Ahern State Park?

Pets are permitted in the park but only on the trails. They are not permitted on the beach. 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.

The New Hampshire State Park Experience Blog

11/13/12      "Try the Park less Traveled"