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Flume Gorge and Camping Open for the Season in NH State Parks

(Concord, NH) Now that spring has arrived, the iconic Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park will open for the season on Friday, May 9. Unlike in previous years, there is a delay in getting the boardwalks in due to extreme ice in the actual gorge. Visitors will be able to walk to Boulder Cabin, the base and top of the gorge, as well as the pool. There is a reduced admission fee of $10 for adults and $7 for children (6-12) until the remaining boardwalks are installed within the next couple of weeks.

Camping season has started in New Hampshire State Parks; several campgrounds are now open and all others will be available by Memorial Day weekend (see full operating schedule). Reservations can be made for eleven months in advance of arrival date.

The Division offers seasonal options for those who will be frequenting the parks more often. For an additional $85 when registering a vehicle in New Hampshire, a State Park Plate can be purchased. The plate allows the vehicle and its passengers to receive free admission for the car and passengers into New Hampshire State Parks’ day-use areas. A family season pass is also available which allows two adults and four dependents into the day-use parks for the season. Coupon books are another way to save money when visiting several times during the season.

Photo of Flume Gorge on April 29, 2014. Courtesy of Franconia Notch State Park.