Wadleigh State Park

78 Wadleigh State Park Rd.
Sutton, NH 03260
Phone: 603-927-4724 
Email: shawn.m.davis@dncr.nh.gov

Activities and Amenities

Wadleigh State Park is located on the southeast shore of beautiful Kezar Lake in North Sutton. Tall pines shade the picnic sites located adjacent to the beach, making it an ideal location for families and group outings. There are boats available for rent. Guests can paddle out to a small island on the lake, where there are abundant wild blueberries; or they may follow the three-mile loop around the lake, which offers stunning views of nearby Mount Kearsarge. Amenities in the park include a bathhouse, picnic tables, and a baseball field located across the street from the main beach and picnic area. There is a boat ramp just before the park entrance.

Make a Reservation

Book your trip to Wadleigh 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 designated 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 Days/Hours
Adults: (12 and older) $4
Children: (6-11) $2
Open weekends only 5/27/2022
Open daily 6/18/2022 - 9/5/2022
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
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.


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). 

The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway

The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway is a 75 mile loop trail that links four New Hampshire State Parks: Sunapee, Winslow, Rollins, Wadleigh. The trail also links three New Hampshire State Forests: Gile, Kearsarge and Shadow Hill as well as one Wildlife Management Area: Bog Mountain. See the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Coalition website for more information.

Are pets allowed at Wadleigh 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.

Pavilion Rental

For information on this parks pavilion rental please visit NH State Parks : Welcome.

For questions regarding the Boathouse during the operating season (May 1-Columbus Day), email shawn.m.davis@dncr.nh.gov. For questions during the off-season, email sandra.heisler@dncr.nh.gov or call 603-227-8745.

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

Visit our Accessibility for All webpage at www.nhstateparks.org/news-events/accessibility. For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.
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.