Ahern State Park
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
Note: the gate at Ahern State Park is now open for the season (as of May 11, 2018).
Operating ScheduleThis 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 CleanThrough 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 AdvisoriesFor listings of current advisories, please visit the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services Beach Advisories website page.
Access for Persons with DisabilitiesPlease contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.
The New Hampshire State Park Experience Blog11/13/12 "Try the Park less Traveled"