New Hampshire is a fine place for swimming, in the ocean or at fresh water lakes

Swimming in New Hampshire ranges from doing the crawl through ocean waves off the state's beaches on the Atlantic to gliding through the clear fresh waters of a lake, river, or pond to the north and west. Plenty of state and local parks have beaches and swimming facilities. Where some family members like to go swimming, others may enjoy fishing at many locations with convenient boat ramps. Get your lodging near the water!

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Swimming Platform Purity Spring Resort Madison New Hampshire
Purity Spring Resort

1251 Eaton Road (Route 153) East Madison, NH, 03849 Phone: 603-367-8896 Toll-Free: 800-373-3754

Year round swimming indoors and out

Come to Purity Spring Resort for the mountain and lakeside scenery and the swimming. You’ll find two tantalizing options starting with pristine and sparkling Purity Lake. A spring-fed natural body of water, the 75 acre Lake stretches out from one end of the resort to the other. Enjoy 5 sandy beaches, grassy areas to r spread out on, plus a playground for the kids. The swimming area includes a floating dock, and the “Purity Iceberg”, a 25 foot climbing wall and slide combo. Or take a dip in the 50-foot indoor pool at The Mill Fitness Center where you can also relax in the hot tub. A lounge area offers plenty of comfortable seating for reading, sleeping and slowing down.
Lake Francis State Park

439 River Road Pittsburg, NH, 03592 Phone: 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 swimming, fishing and boating. The lake has a boat launch and canoes are available for rent
See full description of Lake Francis State Park.