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Boat ramps in New Hampshire allow easy access to lakes and rivers

http://www.visit-newhampshire.com/state/boat-ramps/  NHboatramps Boat ramps are scattered widely among the many fresh-water inland lakes and rivers, like Lake Winnipesaukee and the Squam lakes, for which New Hampshire is justly famous among people who love water sports. Most locations for fishing have access to boat ramps and boat launches. Need lodging? Lake resorts in New Hampshire cover the spectrum from elite hideaways for dedicated anglers to large properties that accommodate big families and offer lots of things to do, including water sports.

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Echo Lake State Park at Echo Lake

West Side Road North Conway, NH Phone:

Parking: cartop, 10 a.m.-dusk; June-October; seasonal fee. Restroom. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Partridge Lake

Route 93 exit 44 right on Old Partridge Road, 1.1 mi, right at stop sign Partridge Lake Road 0.9, Littleton, NH Phone:

Parking: cartop, 24 hours, no fee. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Bear Hill Pond at Bear Brook State Park

Podunk Road to Bear Hill Camps Allenstown, NH Phone:

Parking: Cartop, 24 hours, seasonal fees. No motors. Restroom: seasonal, handicap access. Information: Bear Brook State Park at 603-485-9874 or New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

235 East Route 26 Cambridge, NH, 03579 Phone: 603-482-7795

Rated one of the five top locations in New England for kayaking and paddling

Boat ramps are available at this paddling-friendly park on Lake Umbagog. Non-motorized boats are available for rent. See full description of Umbagog State Park.

Livermore Falls at Pemigewasset River

Route 175 N to Livermore Road Holderness, NH Phone:

Parking: cartop, 24 hours, no fee. Speed restrictions in some areas. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Lancaster Kwik Stop on the Connecticut River

Route 2 at New Hampshire/Vermont border Lancaster, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 5 a.m.- 11 p.m., no fee. Headway speed within 150 ft from shore. Restroom. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Squam Lake

Route 25B Center Harbor, NH Phone:

Parking: Cartop, 24 hours, no fee. No skicraft, meaning, personal watercraft/ jetski; speed restrictions. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Franconia Notch State Park at Profile Lake

Route 93 Franconia Notch, NH Phone:

Parking: cartop, 24 hours, no fee. Fly fishing only. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Pemigewasset Lake

Route 104 New Hampton, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Carry down launch area only; no skicraft. Restroom: none. Handicap access on pier, parking lot. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Clair's Landing at Lake Massabesic

Route 121 Auburn, NH Phone:

Parking: trailers, daylight, no fee. No skicraft, 35 mph limit. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Merrimack River (Sewalls II)

Route 3 to Sewalls Falls Road to Second Street Concord, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Trout in some sections. Restroom. Handicap access at pier, parking lot, restroom. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Willard Pond

Route 123 to Willard Pond Road Antrim, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Fly fishing only, no petroleum powered motors. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Hayes Marsh at Bear Brook State Park

Off Podunk Road to Hayes Farm Trail onto Hayes Marsh Allenstown, NH Phone:

Parking: Remote, 24 hours, seasonal fees. No motors. No restroom. Information: Bear Brook State Park at 603-485-9874 or New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Perkins Pond

Route 11 to Trow Hill Road to North Road to Perkins Pond Road Sunapee, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Crystal Lake

Route 4 to Shaker Hill Road to Crystal Lake Road onto Algonquin Road Enfield, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Newfound Lake

Route 3A to West Shore Road to Wellington State Park Bristol, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Speed limit of 6 mph in some spots. Restroom. Handicap access to parking lot. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Merrimack River (East Concord)

Route 93 to Exit 16, West to West Portsmouth Street Concord, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Trout waters in some sections. Restroom: none, handicap access in parking lot. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Sunapee Harbor on Lake Sunapee

Route 11 E on Main Street from blinking light Sunapee, NH Phone:

Parking: offsite, 24 hours, no fee. No wake area. Restroom. Handicap access to restroom. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Georges Mill Beach

Route 11 to Cooper Street Sunapee, NH Phone:

Parking: no parking for non-residents. No wake area. Restroom. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

266 Scenic Road (Route 11) Gilford, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-293-7821

Lake swimming and fishing; boat ramp; picnicking

This very large park on Lake Winnipesaukee has a boat ramp for paddling, canoeing, kayaking and motor boats. See full description of Ellacoya State Park. Parking: Cartop, May to October, seasonal fee. Restroom. Handicap access to restroom. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Pemigewasset River

Route 3 south to 25 south, left on Route 175A, right at railroad onto Green Street, access on left. Plymouth, NH Phone:

Parking: cartop, 24 hours, no fee. Speed limit restrictions in some areas. Restroom: none. Handicap access in parking lot. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Contoocook River (Henniker)

Route 114 to Henniker Henniker, NH Phone:

Parking: shorebank, 24 hours, no fee. Trout in some sections. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Merrimack River at Ferry Street

Off Main Street at end of Ferry Street Allenstown, NH Phone:

Parking: Trailer, 24 hours, no fees. Trout waters in some sections Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Hot Hole Pond

Route 132 to Hoit Road to Hot Hole Pond Road Concord, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Trout waters. Restroom: none, handicap access at pier, parking lot, restroom.. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Pine Island Boat Launch at Moore Reservoir

Routes 135 & 18 Littleton, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m., no fee. Restroom: none.

Deer Neck Boat Landing at Lake Massabesic

Route 28 Bypass Auburn, NH Phone:

Parking: roadside, daylight, no fee. No skicraft, 35 mph limit. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Lake Winnipesauke town docks at Lake Winnipesaukee

Routes 3 and 25 Meredith, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, fee charged. Restroom. Handicap access to restroom, dock, pier. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Rye Harbor Marina on the Atlantic Ocean

Route 1A Rye, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, fee charged. Restroom. Handicap access to restroom and dock. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Riverland Conservation Area at the Merrimack River

Route 93 Exit 17 to Route 4 W, follow signs Canterbury, NH Phone:

Parking: cartop, daylignt, no fee. Trout in some sections Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Pemigewasset River (Polyclad) at the Pemigewasset River

Route 3/11 to Tannery Street Franklin, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Speed restrictions in some areas. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Moore Dam Visitor Center at Moore Reservoir

Route 135 Littleton, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 6 a.m.-9:3-0 p.m., no fee. Restroom. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Intervale Road Canoe Launch on the Merrimack River

West Road to Intervale Road to Old Still Road Canterbury, NH Phone:

Parking: Cartop, daylight, no fee. Trout in some sections. Restroom: none.

Hampton Marina on the Atlantic Ocean

Route 1A South Hampton, Phone:

Parking: Trailer, 24 hours, fee charged. Restroom. Handicap access to restroom and dock. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Pine River Marina Ossipee Lake on Ossipee Lake

Route 25 east off Route 16 Center Ossipee, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Headway speed in many areas, lake trout & salmon waters. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Bedell Bridge on the Connecticut River

Route 10 Haverhill, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, seasonal, no fee. Headway speed within 150 feet from shore. Restroom: seasonal. Handicap access in parking lot. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

North Littleton Boat Launch

Route 135 to River Road Littleton, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 6 a.m.-9:3-0 p.m., no fee. Restroom. Handicap access. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

40 Pawtuckaway Road Nottingham, NH, 03290 Phone: 603-895-3031

Lake beach with boat launch, canoe & kayak rentals; campground; hiking trails

There is a boat ramp and also non-motorized boat rentals at this lakeside park. See full description of Pawtucketaway State Park.

Alton Boat Ramp at Lake Winnipesaukee

Route 11 about one-half mile north of Route 28A Alton, NH Phone:

Parking: Cartop and roadside, 24 hours, no fee. Restrooms. Handicap access to dock, pier. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Lake Winnipesauke-Shep Brown's at Lake Winnipesaukee

Meredith Neck Road to Lovejoy Sands Road Meredith, NH Phone:

Parking: Trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Restroom. Handicap access to restroom, dock, picnic area. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Pierce Island/Prescott Park at Piscataquag River

Border of New Hampshire and Maine, Route 1 Portsmouth, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, variable hours, fee charges. Trout waters in some sections. Restroom. Handicap access to restroom. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Soucook River Access to Soucook River

Intersection of Route 106 and Route 9 Concord, NH Phone:

Parking: Five cars, 24 hours, no fee. Shorebank fishing, canoe/ Kayak access. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Everett Arena Boat Ramp at the Merrimack River

Loudon Road at Everett Arena Concord, NH Phone:

Parking: Trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Trout waters in some sections. Restroom: seasonal. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Pattenville Boat Launch at Moore Reservoir

Hilltop Road Littleton, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m., no fee. Restroom. Handicap access. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Catamount Pond at Bear Brook State Park

Off Route 28 to Deerfield Road Allenstown, NH Phone:

Parking: Cartop, 24 hours, seasonal fees. No motors. Restroom: seasonal, handicap access. Information: Bear Brook State Park at 603-485-9874 or New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Lake Massabesic

Route 121 Auburn, NH Phone:

Parking: trailers, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., no fee. No skicraft, 35 mph limit. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Odiorne Point State Park on Lake Harbor/Atlantic Ocean

Route 1A North Rye, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, May to November, fee charged, small engines. Restroom: none. Handicap access: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

River Road Access to the Connecticut River

West on Chesterfield, north on Main Street Chesterfield, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Headway speed within 150 ft from shore. Restroom: none.

Dodge Hill Boat Launch at the Moore Reservoir

Old Waterford Road Littleton, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Restroom. Handicap access. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Opechee Bay at Opechee Bay State Forest

Route 3 to Meredith Road 2.2 mi Laconia, NH Phone:

Parking: cartop, 24 hours, no fee. Restroom: none.

Archery Pond

Route 28 to Deerfield Road to Podunk Road first left to Pond Allenstown, NH Phone:

Parking: Shorebank, 24 hours, no fees. Fly fishing only, no boats. Restroom. Handicap access at B pier, parking. Information: Bear Brook State Park at 603-485-9874 or New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Little Sunapee

Route 89 exit 12 Route 11 New London, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. No skicraft, meaning, personal watercraft/ jetski. Restroom: seasonal. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Bellamy River

Route 4 to Bellamy Road; 0.2 miles on right Dover, NH Phone:

Parking: cartop, 24 hours, no fee. Use restrictions - Contact Dam Authority. Restroom: seasonal.

Squam Channel or Squam Lake

Route 3 or Route 113 Holderness, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. No skicraft, meaning, personal watercraft/ jetski; speed restrictions. Restroom: seasonal. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Franconia Notch State Park at Echo Lake

Route 93 Parkway Exit 3 Franconia Notch, NH Phone:

Parking: cartop, 24 hours, no fee. Trout waters. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Great Bay at Adam’s Point Access Facility

Off 108 to Durham Point Road and on to Adam’s Point Road Durham, NH Phone:

Parking: Five cars & trailers, 24 hours, no fee. Use at three-quarter tide or better for trailered boats. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Pemi River Access Facility at Pemigewasset River

Off Route 3A; north entrance of Franklin Falls Dam Project Bristol, NH Phone:

Parking: six cars, 24 hours, no fee. Army Corps of Engineers and Fish and Game Department canoe/kayak access. Restroom: none. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Charlestown Boat Landing at the Connecticut River

Route 12 Lower Landing Road Charlestown, NH Phone:

Parking: Trailer, 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m., no fee. Headway speed within 150 ft from shore. Restroom.

Merrimack River (Sewalls I)

Route 3 to Sewalls Falls Road Concord, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, 24 hours, no fee. Trout in some sections. Restroom. Handicap access in parking lot and restrooms. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Sunapee State Beach at Lake Sunapee

Sunapee State Beach off Route 103 traffic circle Newbury, NH Phone:

Parking: trailer, hours are 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. from mid-May to Labor day and daylight hours from Labor Day to mid-May; fee charged. Shallow channel through break waters. Restroom. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

Gregg Lake

Route 31 to Gregg Lake Road Antrim, NH Phone:

Parking: Cartop, until 9 p.m., no fee. 150 hp limit; ski in counter clockwise direction. Restroom. Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game Department at 603-271-3511.

94 State Park Road (Route 16) Tamworth, NH, 03886 Phone: 603-323-7350

Swimming, trout fishing, camping

This park has a swimming beach and it offers boat rentals of canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, stand-up paddle boards, and rowboats.
See full description of White Lake State Park