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Local State Parks

Coleman State Park- Stewartstown, NH
Located in the Connecticut Lakes Region on Little Diamond Pond, the area offers 30 tent sites on a partly wooded park and open pull through camping sites. Fishing, boating and swimming as well as picnicking are available for people on day trips. Little Diamond Pond is a recently reclaimed pond and is stocked by the state of New Hampshire. Big Diamond Pond located just beyond the park, offers great fishing and boating opportunities, with access via a paved boat ramp on the southern shore.

Dixville Notch State Park - Dixville, NH
This park offers breathtaking views of waterfalls on Clear Stream and a mountain gorge on Cascade Brook. One feature of this park is a short hiking trail to Table Rock and other nearby peaks located in the northern most and smallest mountain notch in New Hampshire. Also featured is a historic site and two wooded picnic areas.

Lake Francis State Park - Pittsburg, NH
Located in the northern most part of the state, this park includes a boat ramp, picnic areas and 36 campsites. The area is situated on 2000 acre, man-made Lake Francis, teaming with rainbow trout, salmon, and pickerel. There is no swimming. The park stays open through deer season each year.

Milan Hill State Forest - Milan, NH
This rustic camping area is located on top of Milan Hill and provides 24 primitive tent sites and spectacular views of the surrounding Kilkenny mountain range as well as the White Mountains and views into Canada.

Mollidgewock State Park
Mollidgewock State Park lies along the shore of the Androscoggin River within Thirteen Mile Woods Scenic Area, approximately 28 miles north of Berlin and three miles south of Errol. The Androscoggin offers great canoeing and kayaking opportunities for both novice and expert paddlers. The area is a favorite for watching moose and other wildlife.

Weeks State Park - Lancaster, NH
Named for John Wingate Weeks (1860 -- 1926), former secretary of War and U.S. senator, this park is located atop Mt. Prospect and includes the senator's maintained mansion with exhibits of his service in the nation's capitol.

Umbagog Lake State Park
Umbagog Lake State Park is one of the newly aquired parks in the state system. The Division began managing the park in 1998. The park includes a base park campground with 37 sites; electrical and water hookups are available. There are three cabins and 32 remote campsites in isolated locations around Umbagog Lake which are accessible only by boat.

The park offers a beach area for swimming, excellent fishing, wildlife viewing, and boating. Canoe, kayak, rowboat, and motorboat rentals are offered as well as transportation for remote site campers. A boat launch and fuel sales are available. Wildlife viewing includes a variety of birds, deer, and moose.

Pets are allowed in the park but are restricted from the beach.

Umbagog Lake State Park is open from June to October. Admission to the park is $3.00; children 11 and under are admitted free of charge.

Wayside Picnic Areas

Androscoggin - Errol, NH
Located on the bluff overlooking a long bend on the Androscoggin River this area offers a spectacular view of the river and evokes images of life during the log drives down the river to the mills in Berlin. This area is a prime spot for canoeists and kayakers.

Nansen - Berlin, NH
Just north of Berlin Center, on the Androscoggin River, Nansen Wayside is located across from the Nansen Ski Jump - a 170 foot steel structure, the largest steel tower of its kind in the U.S.. Picnic sites and a boat launch ramp are available at the wayside. There is Handicapped Access to the river at this location.