Holiday
Highlights...
Bear Brook State Park  Book Now  

Bear Brook, with over 10,000 acres, is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire and centrally located within the state.

The Setting

Bear Brook State Park, with more than 10,000 acres, is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire. Forty miles of trails through the heavily forested park, leading to seldom visited marshes, bogs, summits and ponds, offer a variety of options for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Hiking, biking, swimming and fishing are a few of the favorite activities. Canoe rentals are available at both Beaver and Catamount Ponds, and rowboat rentals are available at Beaver Pond. If archery is your sport, you’ll be pleased to know that Bear Brook boasts two archery ranges – one 15-target range, plus an additional 4-target practice range.

Fly-fishing enthusiasts will also be delighted to know Archery Pond welcomes their specialty as well. Across the road from Archery Pond is a special little pond just for children under 12 to fish. Worried about no workouts or aerobics while on vacation? You can stay in shape by using the park's 1-1/4 mile, 20-station fitness course that is fun for the whole family.

Forty miles of trails through the heavily forested park, leading to seldom visited marshes, bogs, summits and ponds, offer a variety of options for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.

For those interested in learning more about our natural and human history, a trip to the museum complex. Located in the museum complex are the following: o New Hampshire Antique Snowmobile Museum, o Museum of Family Camping, o Old Allenstown Meeting House, and o The Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum. Most of the museums are housed in historic CCC buildings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bear Brook Camp is one of the most complete camps remaining intact and in use in the country.

The Facility

  • Camping tents
  • RV-Trailer – no hook ups
  • Family Campsites
  • Pavilion rentals
  • Fire rings
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pavilion for events (family reunions/outings/Meetings)
  • 3 Restrooms, 1 handicap accessible
  • 1 Shower facility with laundry
  • Playground with in campground
  • Swimming at campground pond and day-use pond
  • Park store: gifts, snacks supplies
  • 2 cars can park at most sites with additional parking at registration office
  • Sites are wooded and therefore shaded
  • 1 walk-to site near pond
  • Dumping station within campground
  • Archery range but provide your own equipment
  • Fitness course

Park Features

  • Visitor information can be found at registration office
  • Pets are allowed
  • Firewood is available at the registration office
  • PLEASE do not bring wood in from out of state.
  • Good fishing in nearby pond
  • Bear Brook, with over 10,000 acres, is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire and centrally located within the state.
  • 20 station Fitness Course
  • Archery range
  • Museum Complex
  • Pavilion rentals
  • Equestrian trails

Address

157 Deerfield Rd,
Allenstown,
NH 03275

Learn more about this park and book your reservation online    Book Now

Recreation.gov helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
Learn more about us, or about any of our agency partners below:
Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration

Agency Partners