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Pisgah State Park


520 Old Chesterfield Road, Winchester, NH 03470

Hours and Fees

Park Office: 603-239-8153

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

Gates are closed through mud season. Pisgah is manned by a single staff member and volunteers who take care of 55 miles or trails within 21 square miles of rugged terrain, and is open to the public year-round at no charge. The gate remains closed through mud season. Should an emergency arise during your visit, please call 911 for assistance.

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

Hiking Equestrian Restrooms Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Pet-friendly Snowmobiling Snowshoeing Walking Trails Learning Environments OHRV
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About the Park

Pisgah State Park includes over 13,300 acres of rough forested terrain, encompassing a complete watershed north of the Ashuelot River. Within the Cheshire County towns of Winchester, Chesterfield and Hinsdale, the park protects seven ponds (popular for fishing), four highland ridges and numerous wetlands. The area's 21 square miles make it the largest property in the New Hampshire state park system.

Six trailheads around the park disperse use, reducing guest impact and encouraging the discovery of Pisgah's natural and cultural features. Year-round trailheads for hiking, mountain biking, ATV and snowmobile use provide options for short, moderate, and long treks into the backcountry. Park staff monitor the impact of motorized and bicycle use on the park seasonally. Please be advised that trails may be closed for mud season or as other conditions warrant. For information about trail status or about equestrian use, call the Bureau of Trails at 603-271-3254. 


Trail Information

See ATV and OHRVing club updates here

Are pets allowed at Pisgah State Park?

Pets are 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

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

Additional Resources/Information

Pisgah State Park Trail Map
Pisgah Winter Map
Friends of Pisgah
Visiting NH's Biodiversity: Pisgah Mtn. Loop
Pisgah Timber Harvest
Pisgah Management Plan
Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trailway Coalition
Monadnock Happy Trails Association

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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