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)
Activities and Amenities
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, which is located in the park, has exhibits relating to the natural and human history of Odiorne and the seacoast area (separate fee). The Seacoast Science Center will be providing free programming this summer for parks guests (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 Programming
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-5-pm daily from mid-February-October 31; November 1-mid-February open Saturday-Monday, plus school vacation days, and by appointment Tuesday-Friday.
The Seacoast Science Center offers Interpretive Park programs at 1:30pm, daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and on weekends through Columbus Day. Visitors should meet near the Center’s main entrance to join the program. Topics, which are determined daily, may include plants, animals, social history, natural history, and more.
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). Additional fee for The Seacoast Science Center.
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.
Are pets allowed at Odiorne Point State Park?
Pets are not permitted in the park. 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. (603-227-8722)
The New Hampshire State Park Experience Blog
8/3/12 "Summer Rain Hiking at Odiorne Point State Park"