About Us

The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation is one of five divisions of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The other divisions include:

The Division of Parks and Recreation is comprised of management components that make up the Division's mission in the state.The Division manages 93 properties' campgrounds, beaches, natural areas, waysides, historic sites and recreational trails.

The Division is comprised of the following management areas:

  • Bureau of Park Operations - includes management, operation and maintenance of state parks, campgrounds, waysides, and natural areas.   
  • Bureau of Trails -  includes management of motorized trails for snowmobiling and ATV use, as well as, non-motorized trails for hiking, biking, cross country skiing, sled dog mushing, and equestrian use. 
  • Bureau of Historic Sites - is responsible for the care, maintenance and administration of the State Historic Sites as well as the historic resources under stewardship of the Department of Resources and Economic Development.
  • Cannon Mountain - New Hampshire's only state-owned and operated ski area in beautiful Franconia Notch State Park.

The Division's main office is located in Concord.