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PAWTUCKAWAY STATE PARK, NH

Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015
Max reservation window: Sat Nov 21 2015

Description

Less than 40 minutes to the coastal beaches to the east and to Manchester to the west, Pawtuckaway State Park Campground is well located for easy access to a variety of attractions and activities. Except for the RV Park located at Hampton Beach, Pawtuckaway provides the closest state park camping area to the seacoast. Hiking, mountain biking, boating, swimming, and fishing are popular pastimes of campers.
All sites are wooded and many provide views of the lake. Each of the campsites has an open fireplace, picnic table, flat area for a tent, and a parking space. Although there are no hook-ups, recreational vehicles are welcome in sites where they fit. Running water, flush toilet facilities, a camp store, boat launch, and canoe and paddle boat rentals are available. Coin-operated showers are accessible 24 hours a day. Please remember that pets are not permitted.
The 195-site campground includes 180 sites available by reservation only, 4 of which are for youth group reservations; and 15 for first-come/first-served campers.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Cabins
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Parking
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Showers
  • Water Drinking
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Fuel, Vehicles
Within 10 Miles
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Churches
  • Convenience Store
  • Emergency Services
  • Restaurant
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Medical Clinic
Alerts and Important Information

SITE FEE COVERS 2 ADULTS AND UP TO 4 CHILDREN. FOR ALL ADDITIONAL ADULTS A FEE OF $10 PER NIGHT AND FOR ALL ADDITIONAL CHILDREN FEES OF $5 PER NIGHT ARE TO BE PAID UPON ARRIVAL.

Youth Group pay $5 per child per night and for every 4 children 1 adult pays $5 per night. Each additional adults pay $10 per night.

All persons entering the campground must be registered. Upon arrival campers must have their camping equipment and be prepared to set up.

No one under 18 years of age can reserve a site or be issued a camping permit. Campers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. You must sign for your own site. No one else may register a site for you.

Check-in is between 1 PM and 8 PM. Only those campers who have their equipment with them will be registered. Registered campers may leave during closed hours by the 24-hour access road adjacent to the park entrance.

There is a maximum of 2 vehicles per site, including those of paid guest. Extra vehicles are to be parked in the beach parking lot.

Camping equipment must be set up on designated dirt portion of campsites, adjacent to the picnic table and fireplace.

Maximum per site: one trailer (tent or travel) and one tent; OR one motor home and one tent; OR two large tents.

Guests of registered campers must sign in at the campground office, pay the day-use fee, and may visit in the campground from 7 AM to 10 PM.

Quiet hours are from 10 PM to 7 AM.

Help protect the campground trees. Do not drive nails into trees, hang gas lanterns on trees, cut any standing trees, or remove their limbs.

Check-out time is 11 AM. After check-out campers may park and spend the remainder of the day in the day-use area.

Not all sites on Horse Island are waterfront, only the sites on the outer perimeter of the Island are waterfront.


Sites accommodate a maximum of 6 people, combination of adults and children with no more than 4 adults per site. Except Youth Group sites.

Pets are NOT allowed at this campground at any time

No hook ups sites at this campground

Payment at time of reservation covers 2 adults and up to 4 children. Additional adults and children pay at check in

For Pawtuckaway youth group reservations call 877-647-2757.

**For any refund requests after the reservation arrival date must be in writing and sent to The NH Reservation Information Office, PO Box 1856, Concord, NH 03302-1856 **

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.08028, -71.15333
43°4'49"N, 71°9'12"W

From I-93: Take Route 101 east to Exit 5 and follow signs to Pawtuckaway State Park.
From I-95: Take Route 101 west to Exit 5 and follow signs to Pawtuckaway State Park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PAWTUCKAWAY STATE PARK
128 Mountain Rd
Nottingham  NH  03290

Phone Number:

Information:  (603)895-3031
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