Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Working Forest Recreation Program

Great North Woods Regional Office
Pittsburg, NH 03592
Phone: 603-538-6707

Activities and Amenities

Canoeing/Kayaking
Canoeing/Kayaking
Cross-Country Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
Fishing
Fishing
Mushing
Mushing
Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling
Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Hiking
Walking Trails
Walking Trails
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Fire Lookout Tower
Fire Lookout Tower
Pet-Friendly
Pet-Friendly
* some restrictions apply
Picnic Area
Picnic Area
Restrooms
Restrooms
* pit toilet or bathhouse

Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Working Forest Recreation Program: The State of New Hampshire, in cooperation with The Forestland Group, provides high quality recreational opportunities that are consistent with a Forest Legacy Easement held by the State of New Hampshire. The property, owned by The Forestland Group, is a working forest and care should be taken on the roads and in the forest.

Updated Gate Status (5/26/16) Road Networks and Closures 

Whats Happening

April 20, 2016
Many thanks to the attendees at the public outreach meetings last week. Attendees discussed proposed changes to the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Working Forest “Public Access and Recreation Management Plan and Road Management Plan” including;
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Fees & Donations
  • Kiosks & Signage
  • Boat Storage Areas
  • Pit toilets/kiosks/parking areas
  • Trail Work
  • Boat Storage & Boat Removal
  • Non-Motorized Trail Use: Hiking*, Equestrian, winter Fat Tire bicycle use
  • ATV/UTV Riding on Designated Roads*
  • Road Management
  • Public Safety & Law Enforcement

*Proposal from the Cohos Trail Association and the Great North Woods Riders Trail Association available under "Additional Resources"

There is still time to provide your thoughts and ideas by sending them to Johanna.Lyons@dred.nh.gov.
Questions

  1. Do you have any topics for the plan amendment?
  2. Do you have any concerns about or wish to identify any opportunities or conflicts related to existing uses?
  3. Are there more support facilities needed for existing uses and if so, why, for what purpose, and where?
  4. Are there new uses and what facility improvements would be needed or desired to support the activity?
  5. Do any of these proposals change the character of the property or create more demand that wouldn’t otherwise occur?
  6. Are these proposals a response to use that happens anyway and/or are they needed to provide stewardship for the property.
This is the fourth time the public access and recreational use on the property has been evaluated. The Division, in consultation with the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Citizen Committee, decided not to conduct a full plan revision and instead amend portions of the plan (see Section 5.B.iii and 5.Eii of the Easement). In general it was felt the management of the property had not changed substantially, nor was new issues presented to initiate a full evaluation.

The State of New Hampshire, in cooperation with The Forestland Group, provides high quality recreational opportunities that are consistent with a Forest Legacy Easement held by the State of New Hampshire.

Are pets allowed at Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Working Forest Recreation Program?

Leashed pets are permitted. 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.