Accessibility

Accessibility for all

The mission of New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation is to provide all New Hampshire’s citizens and guests with outstanding recreational, educational, and inspirational experiences through the responsible management and cooperative stewardship of the state’s natural, recreational, and cultural resources.

Universal Access in NH State Parks and Historic Sites means providing recreation opportunities for everyone regardless of differences in ability. NH Division of Parks and Recreation welcomes all visitors to explore outdoor recreation on state lands

Accessibility Features:

  • Reserved parking spaces
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Beach wheelchairs
  • Hardened surfaces on trails and walkways
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Roll-in showers
  • Benches in showers and changing rooms
  • Easy-to-reach campsites
Given the vast size and scope of the NH State Park system, expanding accessible opportunities at parks and historic sites is an evolving and ongoing project. As we increasingly make our facilities and programs more accessible, information will continue to be made readily available at our facilities on this website. We encourage you to visit the "Accessibility" sections of each park and historic site page to find the latest accessibility information for that facility. We also strongly recommend that you contact the facility in advance of your visit to understand what you can expect and how best to make your experience positive.

Accessible features at NH State Park and Historical sites Locations

The following locations provide added features to our handicapped patrons in order to make the most out of their experience at NH State Parks and Historical Sites. For more information on a service provided, please contact the location directly.

Facilities
  • Accessible Dishwashing stations (White Lake State Park, Moose Brook State Park, Jericho State Park and Umbagog Lake State Park.)
  • Cathedral Ledge Accessible trail and viewing area.
  • Accessible picnic tables & fire rings (grills) in campgrounds and picnic areas
  • Playgrounds with accessible play features
  • Adding family bathroom areas to all new and renovated toilet buildings.
  • Accessible camping cabins at Bear Brook (Bear Hill), Pawtuckaway State Park and Jericho Mountain State Park. Accessible yurt at Milan Hill State Park.
Beach wheelchairs
  • Hampton Beach - beach wheelchairs are available at the Hampton Beach first aid room in the Seashell building daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, and at Hampton South Beach, inquire at the tollbooth or park store.
  • Beach access mats can be found at Hampton Beach State Park and Wallis Sands State Park.
The following parks also have beach wheelchairs available.
  • White Lake state park - Inquire at toll booth or park store
  • Mt. Sunapee State park - Inquire at toll booth or park store
  • Wellington State Park - Inquire at toll booth or park store
  • Pawtuckaway State Park- beach wheelchair is available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pawtuckaway Beach Lifeguard room. Inquire with lifeguards or beach store staff. Only available when lifeguards are on duty.
  • Kingston State Park- beach wheelchair is available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at park office. Inquire at toll booth or park store and staff will bring down to the store/beach area.

For general questions, suggestions and comments about accessibility in NH State Parks and Historic Sites please use the contact information below.
nhparks@dncr.nh.gov
603-271-3556