White Lake State Park

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94 State park Rd
Tamworth, NH 03886
Phone: 603-323-7350

Activities and Amenities

Camping

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.

Make a Reservation

Book your trip to White 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 Senior Citizens in the vehicle/occupant information section of the order details page, rather than the number of adults.

Operating Schedule

Dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.
 
Fees Beach Hours
Adults: $5
Children (6-11): $2
Open Daily: 8am-6pm
Season Ends: September 26, 2021
Notices:
  • Due to a staffing shortage, lifeguards may not be present at the White Lake State Park beach.
  • 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 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.
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.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 $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).

Camping at White Lake

​White Lake campground is located on a National Natural Landmark of 72 acre Pitch Pine Stand, surrounding a glacier formed lake. North Conway is 20 miles north of the campground with many tourist attractions. 

Camping Reservations  
Camping Dates Office Hours Camping Rate Per Night
May 28 - October 10 8am-6pm $24 (no hook-ups)


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.

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

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 permittted to take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.