State and local parks of White Mountains region provide fun for all tastes
397 Forest Lake Road (Route 116) Dalton, NH, 03598 Phone: 603-466-3860
Long sandy beach welcomes water sports; also mountain biking is done here
3069 Route 302 Carroll, NH Phone: 603-323-2087
Small park along highway is nice for stop-and-picnic
68 Echo Lake Road (Route 302) Conway, NH, 03818 Phone: 603-356-2672
Swimming, picnicking, scenic trails to Cathedral Ledge, rock and ice climbing
1598 Mt Washington Auto Road Sargent's Purchase, NH Phone: 603-466-3347
Park is at the peak of the highest summit on the East Coast; 130-mile views
Jimtown Road (off Route 2) Gorham, NH, 03581 Phone: 603-466-3850
Popular for fishing
1464 US Route 302 Harts Location, NH, 03812 Phone: 603-374-2272
Mountain vistas, waterfalls, rivers, mountain hiking, campground
The campground in the park is Dry River Campground. It has 36 wooded sites, restrooms, showers, flush toilets, drinking water, fire rings, a laundry, and picnic tables. It is accessible to handicapped people. Dry River campground information.
This park is always open for recreation, but during the off season there might not be any staff available, Visitors should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to maintain their own safety.
Route 93 Franconia, NH, 03580 Phone: 603-823-8800
Park in a mountain pass has a lake, bicycling, camping, daytime attractions
Echo Lake, at one end of the park, offers swimming, fishing, boating and rentals of canoes and paddleboats. The lake is open to the public from mid-June to early September.
The Farnconia Notch Bike Path travels the entire length of Franconia Notch and provides access to all parts of the park. Cannon Mountain provides bike rentals and shuttle service. Cannon Mountain ski area bike rentals and shuttle service for bicyclists.
Among the attractions of the region are the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. Learn about more Franconia State Park attractions.
Lafayette Campground is in the park, aside the Franconia Recreational Trail. It is open to walk-in campers in mid-May, and people may reserve camp sites from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Campsites are wooded, with picnic tables and open fireplace. Campers can buy wood, charcoal, ice, milk, and snacks at the lodge Coin-operated showers are available. Winter camping is welcome. Campground map.