Monadnock State Park is located in and around the 3,165-ft. Mount Monadnock. The park is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected highlands. In 1987, Mount Monadnock was designated a National Natural Landmark. The park offers year-round recreational opportunities.
|Pets are not permitted in the park. Please note that this law includes all trails and areas on Mount Monadnock that are within Monadnock State Park boundaries. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.
Fees and Passes
Reserve your Parking Day Pass
The NH Division of Parks and Recreation is instituting a pilot program for advanced parking reservations at Monadnock State Park during the 2019 fall foliage season. You will now be able to purchase your parking day pass ahead of your visit and guarantee a parking space when you arrive at the park.
The $15.00 parking day pass fee covers the driver and occupants of the vehicle. The vehicle must be able to fit in 1 standard sized parking space with a maximum of 8 occupants.
Guests who qualify for a discount or complimentary entrance will be required to pay the $15 entrance fee online and the discount will be provided once verified on arrival at the park. The $1.00 transaction fee is non-refundable regardless if discount is applicable.
Monadnock State Park is open year-round. Day use fees at staffed entrances are required daily. Camping fees are also required daily. The Old Toll Road will be staffed and visitor services will be provided starting on the weekend of April 14th. Day use fees will be required on days when the area is staffed. Please call Monadnock State Park with any questions.
Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.
Hikers interested in finding out what the conditions are prior to heading out can call the park directly at (603) 532-8862.
Camping at Monadnock State Park
The Gilson Pond Campground open from May 4 to October 16. Out of state firewood is prohibited, but firewood is available to purchase at the park.
Youth Group camping is only available at Monadnock HQ and must be arranged by reservation by calling the Reserve America Call Center at 1-877-647-2757 for stays between 5/4 and 10/27. Off season youth group camping reservations can be made by calling Monadnock State Park directly.
Out of state firewood is prohibited, but firewood is available to purchase at the park. Camping is only allowed in designated campsites. Camping on the mountain is against state law.
Reserve a campsite at Gilson Pond Campground through ReserveAmerica.
Gilson Pond Campground Schedule:
||Camping Rate Per Night
||Call park for hours
||$25 (no hook-ups)
Gilson Pond Campground Map | Gilson Pond Campground Information/Policies
Gilson Pond Remote Campground Map | Gilson Pond Remote Campground Information/Policies
Monadnock Youth Group Campground Map | Monadnock Youth Group Campground Information/Policies
Family camping from October 28th through the winter and early Spring is available at Monadnock Headquarters on a first come, first serve basis only.
Discover the Power of Parks Programming
Interpretive, nature-based programs will be offered at Monadnock State Park all summer long as part of the Discover Power of Parks. Programs will be presented by our SCA Interpretive Rangers in the park each week. Check out the Monadnock program schedule for more information. All programs are free with paid park admission. No pre-registration is required.
Planning an Outing?
Monadnock State Park is a great location to hold a family reunion, corporate outing, and more. 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 Monadnock State Park?
Pets are not permitted in the park. Please note that this law includes all trails and areas on Mount Monadnock that are within Monadnock State Park boundaries. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.
Access for Persons with Disabilities
Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.
Live webcam of Mount Monadnock viewed from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. -
Keep in mind that the real-time weather readings on the bottom of the cam are being fed by the Silver Ranch Airport in Jaffrey, which is about 6-7 miles away from the base of the mountain. The weather readings do not apply to current conditions on Mt. Monadnock!!