New Hampshire LAKES, BEACHES, & WATER FUN
Do you like your water salty or fresh? Indoors or out? Tumbling over a precipice or gently lapping a lakeshore? With a side of sand or a private cabana? When you make New Hampshire your water-fun headquarters, you don't have to choose—we have all of the above.
The call of the water is impossible to resist in New Hampshire, especially on sweltering summer days when our waves are pure, refreshing bliss. If we had only the watery resources Mother Nature provides, we'd be a top destination for swimming holes, water sports, and on-water recreation. But she forgot one thing: Humans like to make a splash even when it's raining or chilly outside. So, ingenious New Hampshire businesses have taken the matter into their own hands, and the Granite State now has indoor water fun on tap year-round. Find your new favorite place for liquid refreshment in this guide.
Boating & Public Access
. Launch your boat or rent one from a marina, or book passage aboard a scenic island or lake cruise.
. New Hampshire's shoreline may be petite, but thanks to superb water quality and vacation amenities, it’s one of the Northeast's best places for a stay or a day at the beach.
. There are more lakes and ponds in New Hampshire than you could explore in a lifetime—no exaggeration. Learn all about the opportunities they hold for fishing, paddling, swimming and more.
. There are so many gleaming cascades in New Hampshire that you can set out on a waterfall photo safari and even view waterfalls without leaving your car.
. New Hampshire offers water parks and amusements under open skies and indoors.
Lakes, Beaches, & Water Fun
Ellacoya State Park
Route 11, Scenic Drive, Gilford, NH 03246
Mollidgewock State Park
Route 16, Errol, NH 03579
Whale's Tale Water Park
481 Daniel Webster Hwy. Route 3, Lincoln, NH 03251
Jenness State Beach
Route 1A, Rye, NH 03870
Franconia Notch State Park
I-93, Route 3, Franconia, NH 03580
Echo Lake State Park
Off Route 302, Conway, NH 03818
Hampton Beach State Park
Route 1A, Hampton, NH 03842
Lake Francis State Park
439 River Rd., Pittsburg, NH 03592
Forest Lake State Park
Off Route 116, Dalton, NH 03598
1086 Weirs Blvd., Laconia, NH 03246
Lakes Region Tourism Association
61 Laconia Rd., Tilton, NH 03276
Pillsbury State Park
Route 31, Washington, NH 03280
White Lake State Park
Route 16, Tamworth, NH 03886
Clough State Park
Off Route 13, Weare, NH 03281
Coleman State Park
Route 26, Stewartstown, NH 03597