White Lake State Park
Activities and Amenities
About White Lake State Park
White Lake State Park offers some of the best swimming in the White Mountain region. The park lies along the shore of White Lake, which is an example of a typical glacial lake. During the Ice Age, glacial ice was buried beneath glacial till or debris. When the ice melted, a depression was created which gradually filled with water. Guests are welcome to enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake on a well-maintained foot path while looking for loons or signs of beaver activity, try their hand at the good trout fishing the lake provides or check out one of our types of boat rentals. The park offers a day-use area, group areas, and a campground with family campsites as well as youth group sites.
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White Lake Campground Map | Campground Policies/Info
*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.
Children (6-11): $2
close at sunset
- Due to a staffing shortage, lifeguards may not be present at the White Lake State Park beach.
- Due to the popularity of White Lake 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.
- Campers will no longer be able to park in the beach parking lot on the day of check-out. You will be allowed to park in the admin parking lot and walk to the beach.
- Campers will also not be allowed to "claim" picnic tables or areas on the beach/picnic area prior to our daily opening. Staff will clear all trash and items left on the beach each morning during their morning cleaning of the beach.
- Unless renting a pavilion or by special use permit, visitors will not be allowed to pre-pay for small events when they arrive at the park.
||Camping Rate Per Night
||$25 (no hookups)
$30 (waterview, no hookups)
$75 (*family site #165)
$50 (*family site #168)
*Family Sites: The fee for site #165 (equal to three sites) includes six adults and nine children; a maximum of 12 adults or 15 people total is allowed. The fee for site #168 (equal to two sites) includes four adults and six children; a maximum of 8 adults or 10 people total is allowed.
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 $5 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).
Discover the Power of Parks Programming
Interpretive, nature-based programs will be offered at White Lake 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 White Lake program schedule for more information. All programs are free with paid park admission. No pre-registration is required.
Are pets allowed at White 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.
For listings of current advisories, please visit the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services Beach Advisories website page.
Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.
11/29/12 "Pure Tranquility at White Lake State Park"
7/24/12 "Beyond the Waters"