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Important note: all reservations for group areas, pavilions and historic sites will be put on hold until further notice. Please visit our NH Parks COVID-19 page for updates and information. Thank you for your understanding.

Welcome to the 2021 NH State Parks Season

2021 opening dates are now posted

Many of the 2020 CDC COVID precautions are still in place. We are asking  guest to stay vigilant and stay safe by wearing masks and taking precautions such as washing hands, keeping a safe distance from other visitors and limiting group sizes to 10 people.
We have started to take advance day use reservations at our parks that are staffed and facilites are open. The reservations have two purposes: one is to allow us to limit the number of visitors at our parks, so those visiting can safely recreate. The second reason has been developing before COVID existed. Many of our parks were hitting capacities within a couple of hours of opening. We were forced to turn many people away. The reservation system gives us a tool for our guests to ensure they will have a parking spot and they can concentrate on enjoying thier visit.

Thank you for your support in the past year and we look forward to seeing everyone back at our beautiful parks.

New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation
open for year-round activity


Trek or ride along winding trails where fresh air and solitude are your companions. Glide along our lakes, ponds and rivers in a canoe or kayak. Swim in the clear, cool water at one of our sandy beaches. Camp under the stars, or picnic beneath a canopy of shady trees. Take a journey through time exploring our historic sites. Snowshoe, snowmobile, Nordic or alpine ski on miles of maintained trails. 

Enjoy the beauty and recreational opportunities of New Hampshire state park properties. Join us as stewards of these natural wonders and help us to preserve them for future generations.