State Parks

What can you do in New Hampshire's 92 state-park properties? The short answer is: all of your favorite outdoor activities on water, land, and sea. There are the usual suspects: biking, camping, cross-country skiing, hiking, fishing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming, and wildlife viewing. We challenge you, though, to find another of the 50 states with a state-park activity menu that includes archery, ATVing, downhill skiing, horseback riding, geology viewing, hunting, rock climbing, seaside RV camping, and ... mushing! Yes, multi-use trails at several state parks are open to sled dogs and drivers.

The variety of activities within New Hampshire state-park properties—which include beaches, campgrounds, trails, parks, waysides, geological sites, and historic sites—is a factor of the sheer vastness of the state’s total acreage set aside for public enjoyment. New Hampshire is one of only five states in the U.S. with more than 4 percent of state land area forever preserved within state parks.

Visit the New Hampshire State Parks website to find a state park by name or by activity. Overnight camping is available at 19 of New Hampshire's state parks, and you can make reservations online or with a toll-free call to ReserveAmerica at 877-NH-PARKS.