Winter Recreaction Visiting NH State Parks in Winter Winter offers a unique opportunity for memorable outdoor adventures and New Hampshire State Parks have plenty of ways for visitors to stay active and enjoy the breathtaking scenery during the cold months. Our park properties are always open for recreation unless otherwise posted so you can continue to enjoy your favorite recreational activites on public lands all winter long. Whether you're snowmobiling, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, ice fishing or camping there are so many ways to experience winter in NH State Parks. Use the resources below to help plan your next winter outing. Winter Use Considerations: Other than those listed below, most parks are not staffed and comfort stations are not available. Parking lots may not be plowed and gates may be closed during the winter months. Where gates are closed and parking lots not open - park in a manner that allows access by others and do not block gates. Reservations are not needed at most parks and day-use fees are not collected. (*except Monadnock State Park and the Ski Areas) All parks are carry-in/carry-out. Please remember to social distance and wear a face covering when near others – such as in restroom facilities that are open and the ski areas The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands. Downhill Skiing Cannon Mountain Ski Area Located in Franconia Noch State Park Mount Sunapee Resort Located in Mount Sunapee State Park Mount Prospect Ski Tow Located in Weeks State Park Nordic Skiing Nansen Ski Club Located in Milan Hill State Park Recreational Rail Trails Overnight Stays Lodges at Coleman State Park Parks Offering Winter Camping: Monadnock State Park (facilities available, reservations required) Lafayette Place Campground (first-come/first-serve, payment through iron ranger, no facilities, campsites are not plowed and parking may or may not be plowed) Dry River Campground (first-come/first-serve, payment through iron ranger, no facilities, campsites are not plowed and parking may or may not be plowed) Hiking and Snowshoeing Popular Parks: Monadnock State Park Crawford Notch State Park Franconia Notch State Park Bear Brook State Park Pawtuckaway State Park Odiorne Point State Park Miller State Park Northwood Meadows State Park Ahern State Park Additional Resources Hiking Trail Maps Hike Safe Fat Biking Popular Parks: Moose Brook State Park: trails maintained by Coos Cycling Club Ahern State Park Bear Brook State Park Recreational Rail Trails Ice Fishing Popular Parks: Bear Brook State Park: Catamount Pond Mt Sunapee State Park: Lake Sunapee Wellington State Park: Newfound Lake Jericho Mountain State Park: Jericho Lake Coleman State Park: Little Diamond Pond Lake Francis State Park: Lake Francis Kingston State Park: Great Pond Additional Resources: Stay Safe on the Ice (Fish and Game webpage) Snowmobiling Our Bureau of Trails sends out updates on current snowmobile trail conditions every Thursday. You can subscribe to our trail report e-mail list on our Trail Conditions webpage. Riders should also check local club websites for area information. Snowmobile Trail Conditions Winter Access and Parking Seacoast Region Hampton Beach State Park South beach: Parking available, partially plowed. Main beach: All parking available pending snow removal. Please follow posted signage in regards to parking when winter weather is expected. No fee required. Bathrooms open at Seashell, and by the Lady of the Sea monument. North Beach: Partially plowed, reduced parking with snowfall. Bathroom open, no fee required. North Hampton State Beach: Partially plowed, bathrooms closed, no fee required. Jenness State Beach: partially plowed, bathrooms closed, no fee required. Rye Harbor State Park: Partially plowed, gates open, bathrooms closed, no fee required, donations accepted via self-serve iron ranger. Odiorne Point State Park: main lot plowed, boat launch not plowed, bathrooms available at Seacoast Science Center on weekends only. Fee required via self-serve station midweek, fee collected at Science center on weekends. South Region Monadnock State Park: in operation with services and facilites. Winter camping available. Reservations required for hiking. Bear Brook State Park: parking lots open, plowed and pit toilets provided Pawtuckaway State Park: Main parking lot open and plowed (at Visitors Center), pit toilets provided. Round Pond Road and Tower Road are not maintained in winter, gates may be closed and there is no access when roads are snow covered. Miller State Park: parking lot plowed and pit toilets provided Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area: parking lot open, plowed and pit toilets provided Northwood Meadows State Park: parking lots open, plowed and pit toilets provided Greenfield State Park: parking lots open plowed and pit toilets provided Silver Lake State Park: parking lot open and plowed, no facilities. Kingston State Park: open for walk-in use (roadside parking), no facilites Clough State Park: open for walk-in use (roadside parking), no facilites Pisgah State Park: open for walk-in use (roadside parking), no facilites Rhododendron State Park: open for walk-in use (roadside parking), no facilites Central Region Crawford Notch State Park: Aresthusa Falls parking lot open and plowed, no facilities. Cathedral Ledge State Park: Parking lot open and plowed (limited) , no facilities. White Lake State Park: parking lot open and plowed, no facilities Wellington State Park: parking lot open and plowed, no facilities Mt Sunapee State Park: Sunapee Beach parking lot open and plowed, no facilities Ahern State Park: parking lot open and plowed, no facilities *All other Central Region Parks are open for walk-in use with limited parking and no facilites Franconia Notch State Park Cannon Mountain Ski Area: in operation with services and facilites. Reservations required for skiing. Parking at Other Sites in the Park : Flume Gorge: parking lots open and partially plowed with no facilites The Basin: parking lots open and plowed with no facilites Old Bridle Path: parking lots open and plowed with no facilites Cannon Aerial Tramway: parking lots open and partially plowed with no facilites Boise Rock: northbound only - plowed with pit toilets provided Lafayette Place: parking lots open and plowed with pit toilets provided. Self-serve winter camping available. Profile Lake: southbound only - parking lots open and plowed with no facilites Great North Woods Region Lodges at Coleman State Park: in operation with services and facilites. Lodging available with reservations as well as camper cabins. Lake Francis State Park: parking lots open, plowed and pit toilets provided Moose Brook State Park: parking lots open, plowed and pit toilets provided Jericho Mountain State Park: Parking lots open and plowed, no facilities. Connecticut Lake Headwaters Working Forest: Parking lots open and plowed, no facilities. Milan Hill State Park: Parking lots open and plowed, no facilites. Nordic Ski Trails open and maintained by Nansen Ski Club.