Pisgah State Park
520 Old Chesterfield Road
Winchester, NH 03470
Pisgah State Park includes over 13,300 acres of rough forested terrain, encompassing a complete watershed north of the Ashuelot River. Within the Cheshire County towns of Winchester, Chesterfield and Hinsdale, the park protects seven ponds (popular for fishing), four highland ridges and numerous wetlands. The area's 21 square miles make it the largest property in the New Hampshire state park system.
Six trailheads around the park disperse use, reducing guest impact and encouraging the discovery of Pisgah's natural and cultural features. Year-round trailheads for hiking, mountain biking, ATV and snowmobile use provide options for short, moderate, and long treks into the backcountry. Park staff monitor the impact of motorized and bicycle use on the park seasonally. Please be advised that trails may be closed for mud season or as other conditions warrant. For information about trail status or about equestrian use, call the Bureau of Trails at 603-271-3254.
Pisgah State Park planning
NOTICE: On 7/8/19 the Reservoir Road timber sale (P1-625) re-started. Like last summer, log trucks will be entering via the ATV trail from the parking lot on Route 119. A small section of the sale, east of Reservoir Road will be completed first, and until it is complete, vehicles on Reservoir Road must yield to equipment crossing the road (there are stop signs in both directions).
Pisgah Timber Harvest Updates
The park is unstaffed but is open to the public year-round at no charge. The gate remains closed through mud season. Should an emergency arise during your visit, please call 911 for assistance.
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.
|Gates close through mud season.
Are pets allowed at Pisgah State Park?
Leashed pets are permitted in this park. See our pet-friendly parks page 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.
The New Hampshire State Park Experience Blog
5/30/13 "A Piece of Pisgah, the Doolittle Trail"