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White Lake State Park

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94 State Park Rd, Tamworth, NH 03886

Hours and Fees

Park is unstaffed for the season starting 10/15
Park Office: 603-323-7350

Day Use Fees:

Adults: 12+yrs: $5.00
Children: 6-11yrs: $2.00
Children under 5yrs: $0.00
NH Residents 65+yrs with valid NH license: $0.00
Season Passes are available

Day Use 
Open weekend: 5/13
Full-time: 5/27, 8 am - 6 pm
Gates close: 8 pm
Camping open: 5/12

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 Rentals Camping Canoeing Restrooms Swimming Picnic Area Picnic Pavillion Playground Showers Snowmobiling Snowshoeing Walking Trails Dump Stations Learning Environments Park Store Cross Country Skiing Waterview Sites Developed Camping

About the Park

White Lake State Park offers some of the best swimming in the White Mountain region. The park lies along the shore of White Lake, which is an example of a typical glacial lake. During the Ice Age, glacial ice was buried beneath glacial till or debris. When the ice melted, a depression was created which gradually filled with water. Guests are welcome to enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake on a well-maintained foot path while looking for loons or signs of beaver activity, try their hand at the good trout fishing the lake provides or check out one of our types of boat rentals. The park offers a day-use area, group areas, and a campground with family campsites as well as youth group sites.
 
  • Due to a staffing shortage, lifeguards may not be present at the White Lake State Park beach.
  • On nice weekends and holidays, the beach will most likely sell-out in the morning hours. Once the beach area reaches capacity additional beach goers cannot be admitted due to safety concerns.
  • Campers will also not be allowed to "claim" picnic tables or areas on the beach/picnic area prior to our daily opening. Staff will clear all trash and items left on the beach each morning during their morning cleaning of the beach.
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Day Use Reservations at White Lake 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.
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campfire at white lake campfire at white lake

Camping at White Lake State Park

White Lake campground is located on a National Natural Landmark of 72 acre Pitch Pine Stand, surrounding a glacier formed lake. North Conway is 20 miles north of the campground with many tourist attractions.

White Lake Campground Map | White Lake Campground Policies

Youth Group Camping

Let NH State Parks set the stage for your group’s next adventure.

Youth Group reservations for Greenfield, Moose Brook, Monadnock HQ, Pawtuckaway and Pillsbury State Parks can be made through ReserveAmerica by calling 1-877-647-2757. All other youth group reservations are made by calling Concord Headquarters at 603-271-3556 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
A $25 deposit will be required upon reservation, all additional fees will be collected at the park upon check-in. All Camping policy rules apply to youth group camping. Youth Groups camping at remote sites, Umbagog, or Dry River must pay in full prior to arrival.

For More information, please visit our School & Youth Group Page.
 

Group Use Reservations

Pavillions

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.


Are pets allowed at White Lake 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.

Dump Station is for use by registered campers only.
Outside use is not permitted. See campground map for dump station location.

 

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.

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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