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Gift Certificates

Gift certificates can be used for day-use fees, camping and admission to Hampton Beach State Park (South) and Wallis Sands State Park. They can also be used to purchase season passes and coupon books. They are not valid for the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway.
Call us at (603) 271-3556 to order.

Gift certificates are available for purchase at state parks during the operating seasons. Certificates may also be purchased at Park Headquarters in Concord (172 Pembroke Road), Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.

New Hampshire State Parks License Plate

Enjoy admission to parks by purchasing a State Parks Plate. For an additional fee, the new registration option gives you the opportunity to support State Parks while keeping your current plate or Moose plate. You’ll receive free entry for your car and passengers into New Hampshire State Parks’ day-use areas for one year. In addition, proceeds will be used for operation and maintenance of New Hampshire State Parks. Click here for more information...

New Hampshire Resident Family Season Pass - $105

This pass allows admittance for 2 adults and up to four dependents at all of our day-use parks except the Flume Gorge, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, Wallis Sands State Beach, Hampton Beach State Park, camping, or parking meters. The pass is non-transferrable. Both adults must sign the back of the pass and at least one must be present for the pass to be valid. See our Season Pass Options webpage for more information.

New Hampshire Senior Citizens Discounts

New Hampshire residents aged 65 and older
  • are admitted free of charge at all day-use parks.
  • receive $5 off nightly camping site fees except at Hampton, Ellacoya and Cannon RV parks.
  • are admitted free of charge Monday through Friday at the Cannon Aerial Tramway and daily at the Flume Gorge.

Proper ID (N.H. driver's license or state-issued ID) is required. (Pursuant to RSA 218:5-c.)
Please note: Senior citizens will still need to pay the parking meters at New Hampshire State Parks.

Youth Free Admission Every Day

Children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge with a ticketed adult every day throughout the season.

Coupon Books

Purchase $30 worth of coupons for $24. Coupons can be used at all day-use parks except parking meters and camping. The coupon books do not expire so can be used from one season to the next. Books can be purchased at any state park with cash or money order, or with cash, check, or credit card at park headquarters in Concord at 172 Pembroke Road, or by calling 603-271-3556.

New Hampshire Disabled Veterans

New Hampshire disabled veterans are admitted free of charge at all day-use parks. Special number plates issued to disabled veterans or a letter issued by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs certifying that the veteran suffers from a service-connected disability shall constitute satisfactory proof under this section. (Pursuant to RSA 216-A:3-g IV)

New Hampshire Military Personnel

Active members of any military branch regardless of residence are granted free admission to day-use areas for themselves only with presentation of their military ID.

New Hampshire State Employees

Any full-time New Hampshire State Employee, excluding university system employees, is offered half price admission when visiting a New Hampshire State Parks day-use park, as well as Hampton Beach State Park, Wallis Sands State Park, the Flume Gorge or the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. Proof of employment is needed, using a Department ID and a recent pay stub. Half-price camping is offered exclusively to employees of state agencies under the same collective bargaining unit as the Department of Resources and Economic Development.

National Parks / America the Beautiful Access Pass

The Golden Access pass has been replaced by the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass– Access Pass; however the Golden Access pass is still in circulation and both are accepted. It is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. The Division grants the pass holder plus one guest free day-use admission. Includes entry for one vehicle using one parking space at Hampton Beach-South and Wallis Sands. Does not apply to camping, attractions, metered parking, function space, permits, other enterprise and concession activities.