Pisgah State Park

520 Old Chesterfield Rd
Winchester, NH 03470
Phone: 603-239-8153

Activities and Amenities

Learning Environments
Learning Environments
* interpretive programs, natural/biodiversity, scenic geology, museum tours
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
* biking & mtn biking
OHRV
OHRV
* Options for ATV, UTV & trail bikes
Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling
Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Hiking
Walking Trails
Walking Trails
Pet-Friendly
Pet-Friendly
* some restrictions apply
Flush Toilets
Flush Toilets

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.

Notice: Expansion of the Chestnut Hill parking lot at Pisgah State Park will be completed on November 18, 2016. Old Chesterfield Road will be open to the lot for the weekend of 11/19-11/20. On Monday November 28, 2016 Old Chesterfield Road in Winchester will be CLOSED to all vehicles from the Nash Trail junction north while culverts are replaced. CAUTION - Dump Trucks will be on Old Chesterfield Road - WATCH FOR TRUCKS! Watch for closure signs and updates on this website.

Pisgah State Park planning

Operating Schedule

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 Operating Dates Hours
Gates close through mud season.
open year-round
Daylight hours

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"