Rye Harbor State Park

1730 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870
603-227-8717 (Events/Group Use)
603-227-8722 (Seacoast Regional Office)
 

Activities and Amenities

Rye Harbor State Park affords scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Isles of Shoals, and Rye Harbor, also called Ragged Neck. Favorite activities enjoyed in the park include saltwater fishing and picnicking with ocean breezes. Amenities offered include picnic tables and restrooms.

Operating Schedule

Please Note: Dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly. This park is always open for recreation unless otherwise posted. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed.

Fee Operating Schedule
Metered Parking: $2/hour Open Daily: 8am - 6pm
*Bathhouse closes at 5pm

The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Please be aware that many State Park areas and trails are not staffed during the off-season, and day-use fees are not collected. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

Fees

Rye Harbor uses a metered parking system:
  • $1.00 per hour from April 1st through April 30th and after October 1st
  • $2.00 per hour from May 1st through October 1st

Events and Weddings at Rye Harbor State Park

Known as one of the most picturesque harbors in the Northeast, Ragged Neck at Rye Harbor State Park is a peninsula of rocky coastline filled with lush green grass. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean with a spectacular backdrop of the Isles of Shoals, Ragged Neck is earthly paradise! Rye Harbor State Park is the perfect setting for those seeking a unique, isolated location for gatherings of up to 200 people. A smaller pavilion is also available for groups of 40 people or less.

A 3,200 sq. ft. (40’x80’) multi-peaked event tent will be installed for the season and is available to customize for your function. The group-use area rental fee includes event tent, mast pennants, interior perimeter tent lighting and electrical power.

For more information, check out our Outings in State Parks page and see a complete listing and photos of all our State Park Pavilions and Group Use Areas.

Are pets allowed at Rye Harbor 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.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs. (603-227-8722)