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.

Seacoast Beaches. 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.

Lakes. 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.

Waterfalls. 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.

Water Attractions. New Hampshire offers water parks and amusements under open skies and indoors.

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Ellacoya State Park

Route 11, Scenic Drive, Gilford, NH 03246

Phone: 6032937821
Mollidgewock State Park

Route 16, Errol, NH 03579

Phone: 6034823373
Whale's Tale Water Park

481 Daniel Webster Hwy. Route 3, Lincoln, NH 03251

Phone: 6037458810
Jenness State Beach

Route 1A, Rye, NH 03870

Phone: 6034361552
Franconia Notch State Park

I-93, Route 3, Franconia, NH 03580

Phone: 6038238800
Echo Lake State Park

Off Route 302, Conway, NH 03818

Phone: 6033562672
Hampton Beach State Park

Route 1A, Hampton, NH 03842

Phone: 6032278717
Lake Francis State Park

439 River Rd., Pittsburg, NH 03592

Phone: 60353866965
Forest Lake State Park

Off Route 116, Dalton, NH 03598

Phone: 6038379150
Naswa Resort

1086 Weirs Blvd., Laconia, NH 03246

Phone: 6033664341
Lakes Region Tourism Association

61 Laconia Rd., Tilton, NH 03276

Phone: 6032868008
Pillsbury State Park

Route 31, Washington, NH 03280

Phone: 6038632860
White Lake State Park

Route 16, Tamworth, NH 03886

Phone: 6033237350
Clough State Park

Off Route 13, Weare, NH 03281

Phone: 6035297112
Coleman State Park

Route 26, Stewartstown, NH 03597

Phone: 6032375382

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