Odiorne Point State Park
570 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870
603-436-8043 (Science Center)
603-227-8717 (Events/Group Use)
603-227-8722 (Seacoast Office)
At Odiorne Point State Park picnickers can enjoy sweeping views of the ocean and rocky shore, and explorers can uncover evidence of past military occupation. An extensive network of trails wind through the dense vegetation and traverse the park. The Seacoast Science Center, located within the park, has exhibits relating to the natural and human history of Odiorne and the seacoast area (separate fee required). The Seacoast Science Center also provides free programming for park guests during the spring, summer and fall months (see schedule below).
Please Note: Dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly. This park is always open for recreation unless otherwise posted. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed.
Children (6-11): $2
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.
Seacoast Science Center
The Seacoast Science Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing educational experiences at Odiorne Point State Park on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks. The Center is open 10am-5pm daily from mid-February-October 31; November 1-mid-February open Saturday-Monday, plus school vacation days, and by appointment Tuesday-Friday.
Odiorne Point State Park Interpretive Programs
Odiorne Point State Park offers one of the most naturally beautiful and historically rich settings along New Hampshire’s coastline. Discover its story and explore the park with Seacoast Science Center staff during these FREE programs for all Center and Park visitors.
Programs will take place at 1:30pm on weekends in May, daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and on weekends from Labor Day to Columbus Day. All ages are welcome.
Visitors should meet near the Center’s main entrance to join the programs. Topics are determined daily and may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more. For more information, check out the Seacoast Science Center's daily schedule.
Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Season passes are available. When park is unstaffed during the season, please use Iron Ranger (self-serve paystation).
Weddings and Events at Odiorne Point State Park
Surrounded by beautiful stonewalls and overlooking the ocean, Odiorne Point provides a natural backdrop and intimate setting for your next special occasion. Odiorne Point State Park offers one of the most beautiful and diverse natural settings along New Hampshire's coastline with 135-acres of rocky shoreline, sandy beaches, salt marsh, freshwater and salt ponds, dense forest , military and historical sites all connected by an extensive trails system. Odiorne Point Events/Weddings Information Sheet
A 3,200 sq. ft. (40’x80’) multi-peaked event tent will be installed for the season and is available to customize for your function. The group-use area rental fee includes event tent, mast pennants, interior perimeter tent lighting and electrical power.
For more information, check out our Outings in State Parks page and see a complete listing and photos of all our State Park Pavilions and Group Use Areas.
Pets Prohibited Year-round
Pets are prohibited in this park year-round. See our Visiting With Pets webpage 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. (603-227-8722)
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