Kingston State Park

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124 Main St
Kingston, NH 03848
Phone: 603-642-5471

Please note: The park store is open Friday-Sunday. Boat rentals are now available

Activities and Amenities

Located in Southeastern NH, Kingston State Park is a 44 acre park located on Kingston Pond/Great Pond. It is a quick drive from the seacoast and Boston. This park offers boat rentals, a park store, a small walk around the pond and a clean beach great for picnicking. There are fireplaces and picnic table located in the beach area, which also has a playground, softball field, and three game areas for horseshoes. Kingston State Park has two bathhouses located on both sides of the beach, one by the Park Office and one by the Park Store, for guest convenience.

Alcohol or smoking is not permitted in the park and is strictly enforced, violators will be asked to leave the park and will receive no refund. Kingston State Park accepts reservations for kids groups, family functions, birthday parties and other gatherings. Reservations must be confirmed with park staff, and are not allowed on the weekends or holidays.
NOTICE: Due to the popularity of Kingston State Park's beach area 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

Planning an Outing?

Kingston State Park is a great location to hold a family reunion, corporate outing, birthday party and more. For more information, check out our Weddings and Events page and see a complete listing and photos of all our State Park Pavilions and Group Use Areas.

Kingston State Park now requires Advanced Day Use Reservations


Parks License Plates, Season Passes and Discounts:  Visitors with pre-paid or discounted access to NH State Parks are encouraged to make online reservations as well. When making a reservation you can indicate that you are a pass/parks plate holder and you will not be charged the day-use/parking fee. However there will still be a $1 transaction fee for using the online reservation system.

Pre-paid and discounted access includes: the State Park License Plate, Seasons Passes, New Hampshire Seniors, New Hampshire Seniors, New Hampshire National Guard, New Hampshire Disabled Veterans, and Active Military.

In the case that those with pre-paid or discounted access choose not to purchase a day use pass or parking pass reservation, we will be setting aside a limited number of parking spaces for pre-paid and discounted access based upon historical use.

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 Weekends Only (Includes Friday) Full Time Operating Hours Unstaffed
Adults: $4
Children (6-11): $2
6/12/2020 6/25/2020 8 a.m. to sunset TBD

Canoe/kayak Rental

Rentals are now available at Kingston State Park.

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.


Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Season passes are available. When park is unstaffed during the season, please use Iron Ranger (self-serve paystation).

Are pets allowed at Kingston 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.

Beach Advisories

For listings of current advisories, please visit the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services Beach Advisories website page.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.