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Wadleigh State Park


78 Wadleigh State Park Road, Sutton, NH 03221

Hours and Fees

Open - weekends - 5/25, full-time - 6/14

Park Office: 603-927-4724

Day Use Fees:
 12 and over $4, NH Residents age 65 and over $0
Child: 5 & under - $0, 6-11, $2
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.

Season Passes are available

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

Boat Ramp Boat Rentals Fishing Canoeing Restrooms Swimming Picnic Area Playground Snowmobiling Walking Trails Cross Country Skiing

Check Beach Advisories

About the Park

Wadleigh State Park is located on the southeast shore of beautiful Kezar Lake in North Sutton. Tall pines shade the picnic sites located adjacent to the beach, making it an ideal location for families and group outings. There are boats available for rent. Guests can paddle out to a small island on the lake, where there are abundant wild blueberries; or they may follow the three-mile loop around the lake, which offers stunning views of nearby Mount Kearsarge. Amenities in the park include a bathhouse, picnic tables, and a baseball field located across the street from the main beach and picnic area. There is a boat ramp just before the park entrance.
Season Passes

Canoe & Kayak Rentals




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Day Use Reservations at Wadleigh State Park

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 Wadleigh 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.

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.

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

The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway

The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway is a 75 mile loop trail that links four New Hampshire State Parks: Sunapee, Winslow, Rollins, Wadleigh. The trail also links three New Hampshire State Forests: Gile, Kearsarge and Shadow Hill as well as one Wildlife Management Area: Bog Mountain. See the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Coalition website for more information.

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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