235 East Route 26Cambridge, NH, 03579Phone: 603-482-7795
Rated one of the five top locations in New England for kayaking and paddling
Umbagog Lake State Park offers a beach area for swimming, fishing, and boating. Canoes, kayaks, and rowboats are available for rent. A boat launch and fuel sales are available. The Boston Globe called Lake Umbagog the number five top kayak spot in New England.
Coleman State Park is on the shores of Little Diamond Pond in Stewartstown. This pond, and nearby streams, offers excellent trout fishing. A boat launch is located within the park; small boats are permitted, but speed is restricted. Rowboats are available for rent. Pets are permitted in the campground areas, but not in the lodges.
439 River RoadPittsburg, NH, 03592Phone: 603-538-6965
Good for fishing, boating, paddling, and camping
Lake Francis State Park lies on the shores of Lake Francis a 2,000 acre lake near the Connecticut Lakes. Popular for fishing and hunting and boating. The lake has a boat launch and canoes are available for rent.
Lake Francis campground provides 45 sites, including nine sites with hook-ups and nine sites for ATV camping. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Camping with limited facilities is available starting April 24, and post-season through October.
Camping information. Campground map.