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Livermore Falls Recreation Area


86 Livermore Road, Holderness, NH 03245

Hours and Fees

Open 5/24, 9am - 6pm

Day Use Fees:

$5 per car.
When park is unstaffed during the season, please deposit payment in Iron Ranger (self-serve paystation). Checks can be made payable to Treasurer, State of NH.

Park Operating Schedules

This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting.

Off season use: During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. 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.

Activities and amenities

Fishing Canoeing Swimming Picnic Area

About the Park

This Pemigewassett River access site is located within the Livermore Falls State Forest. The majority of the land at Livermore Falls State Forest was acquired in 1918 with the purchase of 130 acres. An additional 40 acres was purchased in 1992 with LCIP funding. The LCIP project area has a long history of industrial uses and contains ruins of former pulp mill (1900), a salmon hatchery (1877) and popular recreation sites. Adjacent to the site, but not owned by the state is a lenticular truss bridge (1885).

​Although the waterfalls were an important source of hydropower for the various mills located along this area of the river, after the closure of the last mill, floods and storms have reduced the falls to an area of small rapids and are no longer visible within the park boundary.

A parking lot is located on Livermore Road off Route 175. The recreation area offers river swimming, canoe and kayak launching, parking and pit toilets.
Season Passes

Bridge over river Bridge over river
Beach site Beach site

Day Use Reservations at Livermore Falls Recreation Area

Visitors can make a reservation before arriving at the park as parking is limited (especially on nice weekends and holidays). Walk-in spaces are available for visitors on a first come/first-serve basis. Reservations can be made up to 30 days prior to arrival.

Parks Plate & Season Pass: There are desiganted spaces set aside for plate/pass holders on a first-come/first-serve basis. Reservations are still encouraged in the event a park reaches capacity (requiring a $1 transaction fee).

NH Senior Citizens: To receive a discount at our per person fee locations, enter the number of NH Senior Citizens in the vehicle/occupant information section of the order details page, rather than the number of adults.

Are pets allowed at Livermore Recreation Area?

Pets are not permitted in the park. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Group Use Reservations


For information on this parks pavilion rental please visit Pavilions & Group Use page.

Youth Group Day Use

Youth and School Groups must call the park directly at least 2 weeks prior to arrival to make reservations before visiting. The Bus Pass Program is available for NH youth organizations that meet the program criteria (for more information and applications, please visit BUS PASS PROGRAM.)
Groups that do not meet the qualification for the Bus Pass Program are eligible to receive a discounted rate. For More information, please visit our School & Youth Group Page.


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

Visit our Accessibility page.  For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly


Livermore Falls History

Livermore Falls Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment
Friends of the Pemi: Livermore Falls Chapter

Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permitted to take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.
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