New Hampshire Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in New Hampshire? View New Hampshire parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Franklin Falls Dam, New Hampshire Camping & Hiking

Directions From Concord, 20 miles north on I-93 to Exit 22, south on NH 127, 3 miles to the dam. Phone (603) 934-2116 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Hampshire Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Hampshire Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Hampshire Recreation Areas Mug HouseOfficial Web Site Facebook Franklin Falls Dam Photo Album Franklin Falls Dam Website Sited on the Pemigewasset River near Franklin, this recreation area drains a 1,000 square-mile watershed that extends all the way to the White Mountains. There are 4,000 acres of wooded river valley available for recreation. Construction of the dam required the relocation of the entire village of Hill, NH to higher ground. For

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, New Hampshire Camping & Hiking

Directions The reserve is located 10 miles inland from the coast of New Hampshire and the Maine border. Phone 603-868-1095 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Hampshire Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Hampshire Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Hampshire Recreation Areas Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Facebook page National Estuarine Research Reserve System — Great Bay, NH Located on the New Hampshire and Maine border, Great Bay estuary is a complex embayment and New Hampshire’s largest estuarine system. The Great Bay Reserve offers a diversity of land and water area, including upland forest, salt marsh, mudflats, tidal creeks, rocky intertidal, eelgrass beds, channel bottom/subtidal and upland field habitats. The reserve encompasses 10,235 acres, including approximately 7,300 acres of open water and

Hopkinton-Everett Lake, New Hampshire Camping & Hiking

Directions From Concord, NH, and I-93, north on I-89 to Exit 6, south on NH 127. Phone (603) 746-3601 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Hampshire Campgrounds ELM BROOK PARK REC AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Hampshire Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Hampshire Recreation Areas Hopkinton-Everett Lake Website Hopkinton-Everett Lake Trail Map Hopkinton-Everett Lake Photo Album Facebook One of two lakes combined to form the largest flood control project in New England is located near Concord. A wide variety of both summer and winter recreational opportunities include swimming, boating, picnicking, sports fields, hiking, snowmobiling, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hunting and exciting bass fishing. For up-to-date

Otter Brook Lake, New Hampshire Camping & Hiking

Directions From Keene, east 2 miles on NH 9 to recreation area. Phone (603) 352-4130 Activities BOATING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Hampshire Campgrounds OTTER BROOK LAKE BEACH Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Hampshire Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Hampshire Recreation Areas Otter Brook Lake Website Otter Brook Lake Photo Album This picturesque lake prohibits the use of gasoline motorboats. Trout are stocked both above and below the dam by the State. Recreational facilities include horseshoe pits, picnic areas, hiking trails, ballfields, grills, drinking water, an interpretive trail, restrooms, a boat launch ramp and swimming area. Fees apply for the use of some park facilities. For up-to-date information, call (603) 352-4130.

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, New Hampshire Camping & Hiking

Directions From West Lebanon, NH, (at Exit 20 of Interstate Rt 89) take Route 12A south for about 12 miles, Saint-Gaudens Road will be on the left. Proceed up Saint-Gaudens Road .5 miles. The parking lot will be on your right. From Windsor, Vermont, For passenger vehicles, take bridge Street cross the Connecticut River via the covered bridge. Caution: the bridge is closed to RVs, trucks and busses. At the end of the covered Bridge in New Hampshire, turn left. Saint Gaudens Road will be on you right in one mile. Phone (603) 675-2175 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Hampshire Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Hampshire Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Hampshire Recreation Areas Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Official

Surry Mountain Lake, New Hampshire Camping & Hiking

Directions From Keene, 6 miles north on NH 12A. Phone (603) 352-2447 Activities BOATING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Hampshire Campgrounds SURRY MOUNTAIN LAKE BEACH Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Hampshire Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Hampshire Recreation Areas Surry Mountain Lake Photo Album Surry Mountain Lake Website The Ashuelot River offers fishing for bass and stocked trout. The lake is limited to 10-hp engines on vessels. Activities include a nature trail, hunting, fishing, trapping, snowmobiling, picnic areas, a swimming beach, an overhead group shelter, a boat ramp, grills, drinking water, restrooms and horseshoe pits. Fees and permits may be required. For up-to-date information, call (603) 352-4130.

Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire Camping & Hiking

Directions NORTH FROM CT: I-91N through CT, MA and VT. Exit I-91 at St. Johnsbury, VT (Exit 21) to Rte 2E. Rte 2E into Lancaster, NH. Left onto Rte 3N at the “Y”. Rte 3N to Route 110 (right onto Route 110 in Groveton, NH toward Stark, NH). Rte 110 to Rte 110A near Milan, NH–watch for this left turn. Rte 110A to Rte 16N (left turn onto 16N). Rte 16N to Rte 26E(right turn at intersection Rtes 16 & 26). Rte 26E to Rte 16N again (through town about 1/4 mile) Left onto Rte 16N at Eames Garage–also known as Dam Road. Refuge HQ is 5.5 miles up Rte 16N (2756 Dam Road) on right. Please park rental or Government vehicles across the street. NORTH FROM BOSTON, MA/MANCHESTER, NH: I-93N through Franconia Notch, NH. From Franconia Notch, Exit 35 toward Twin Mountain, NH–Rte 3N. Drive through Twin Mountain on

Wapack National Wildlife Refuge, New Hampshire Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge portion of the Wapack Trail is most readily accessible from the parking area of Miller State Park located off Route 101 southeast of Peterborough, New Hampshire. The trail is also accessible from Old Mountain Road which borders the north edge of the refuge. Phone 603-431-7511 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: New Hampshire Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: New Hampshire Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More New Hampshire Recreation Areas Wapack National Wildlife Refuge was New Hampshire’s first refuge and was established through a donation in 1972. The 1,672-acre refuge is located about 20 miles west of Nashua, New Hampshire and encompasses the 2,278 ft. North Pack Monadnock Mountain. The refuge is a popular hawk migration area and provides nesting habitat for numerous migratory songbirds such as the tree