Silver Lake State Park

There is currently a beach advisory for Silver Lake.
Check beach advisories here
138 Silver Lake Rd
Hollis, NH 03049
Phone:603-465-2342

Activities and Amenities

Silver Lake State Park spans 80 acres and its sandy 1,000-foot beach curves along 34-acre Silver Lake. Popular activities in the park include swimming, picnicking, and boating. Amenities include picnic tables, canoe and kayak rentals (see fee section below). There is also a short trail loop starting from the beach and miles of hiking trails starting from the main parking lot and entering Spalding Town Forest.

Notices: 

  • On nice weekends and holidays, the beach can sell-out in the morning hours. Once the beach area reaches capacity additional beach goers cannot be admitted due to safety concerns. 
  • Alcohol is prohibited at Silver Lake State Park.

Make a Reservation

Book your trip to Silver Lake Beach: Visitors can make a reservation before arriving at the park as parking is limited (especially on nice weekends and holidays). Walk-in spaces are available for visitors on a first come/first-serve basis. Reservations can be made up to 30 days prior to arrival.

Beach Reservations

Parks Plate & Season Pass: There are desiganted spaces set aside for plate/pass holders on a first-come/first-serve basis. Reservations are still encouraged in the event a park reaches capacity (requiring a $1 transaction fee).

NH Senior Citizens: To receive a discount at our per person fee locations, enter the number of NH Seniors in the vehicle/occupant information section of the order details page, rather than the number of adults.

Operating Schedule

Operating dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice.  For up to date hours, please call the park directly. 
Fees Schedule
Adults: (12 and older) $4
Children: (6-11) $2
Weekends Only: 9am - 6pm
Last Day: September 19, 2021
This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations may not be available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

Fees

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).

Kayak Rentals
$50 per day (first come/first serve)

Are pets allowed at Silver Lake 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

Please call the park directly for the latest water conditions: 603-465-2342.

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.
 
Notice: Drone Use is Restricted
Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permitted take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.