At Odiorne Point State Park is a green arrowhead jutting into the mouth of Piscataqua River, just a little southeast of the lively city of Portsmouth. The park has a rocky shore and views of the ocean and the Isles of Shoals. Picnicking is encouraged. An extensive trail system winds through the park. The Seacoast Science Center
, located in the park, has exhibits about the natural history of the Seacoast area (separate admission fee; center phone number is 603-436-8043 ).
Visitors can make a parking reservation
in advance. Walk-in spaces are available, first come/first-served. A bathhouse is located at the main entrance. Porta-potties are at the boat launch. [ photo courtesy of NH State Parks]
Main entrance, daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; boat launch, daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Above age 11, $4; children age 6-11, $2. Free for state residents above age 65. Season passes are available.