Press Release Details

NH Division of Parks and Recreation Updates Regarding Tropical Storm Irene

September 2, 2011. 10:30am -Clough State Park will re-open on Saturday, September 3, 2011.

September 1, 2011. 4:00pm
- The Hopkinton/Everett Riding area is open. Water has receded and trails have been re-opened.

September 1, 2011. 1:00pm - Power is back on at the Bear Brook campground and we have re-opened.

August 29, 2011. 4:00pm
- The Department of Resources and Economic Development announced that State Parks, State Forests, State Historic Sites, and Recreational will open as scheduled tomorrow morning. There are a few exceptions and they are listed here:

August 29, 2011. 12:45pm -
The Hopkinton/Everett Riding Area will remain closed until water recedes. Possibly by Saturday.

August 29, 2011 9:30am -
As Irene has passed and our State Park staff starts to assess the damage, parks will be opening. As of this morning the Flume Gorgein Franconia Notch State Park will open for operation today at noon. Hampton Beach State Park (main beach area) will open the beach and water access will be limited to knee depth only. We will continue to update as more parks open.

August 26, 2011. 1:00 pm - In response to the impending storm, the Department of Resources and Economic Development will be closing all of their properties, including State Parks, Campgrounds, State Beaches, Historic Sites, State Forests, and Recreational Trails at 6pm on Saturday. The properties will re-open on Tuesday morning subject to any damage and debris removal needed in the aftermath of the storm. We appreciate your corporation and support of New Hampshire State Parks.

See full press release from Governor's Office for more information.

August 25, 2011 2:00 pm
- All State Historic Sites will be closed on Sunday and Monday (8/28-8/29).

August 25, 2011. 1:00 pm - The Division of Parks and Recreation is monitoring the track and potential impacts of Hurricane Irene very closely as it approaches New Hampshire. At this time we are operating the parks on their normal schedules. However, campers and other visitors should check the website often ( to determine if there are any changes in the hours of park operations this weekend.

Some parks, trails and campgrounds may be closed if it appears they are in the path of the hurricane. Guests holding reservations for State Park campgrounds from Friday, August 26 through Monday, August 29, are eligible for a refund of their site fees if they choose to cancel their reservations for this time period. Those choosing to cancel should call ReserveAmerica directly at: 1-877-647-2757 or cancel on the internet at

*Check this page regularly for most recent updates as the storm approaches.