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Pawtuckaway State Park  Book Now

Pawtuckaway State Park offers a variety of landscapes, with something to do and see for everyone.

The Setting

The campground sites line the shore of beautiful Pawtuckaway Lake. There are many opportunities for hiking, with trails leading to many special points of interest, including a mountaintop fire tower; an extensive marsh where beavers, deer, and great blue herons may be seen, and a geologically unique field where large boulders called glacial erratics were deposited when glacial ice melted near the end of the Ice Age.

The Facility

The park includes a large family beach on the lake with a bathhouse, a group picnic area, a playground, park store, and a group shelter with a ball field available by reservation only. Other activities in the park include biking, fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

    • Restrooms
    • Showers w/hot water coin-operated showers
    • Playground
    • Swimming with lifeguards
    • General Store (groceries/gifts/clothing/bait & tackle)
    • Boat Launch
    • Canoe & Paddle Boat Rentals
    • Parking include for up to 2 cars allotted to each campsite.

Park Features

Pawtuckaway provides the closest state park camping area to the seacoast. Hiking, mountain biking, boating, swimming, and fishing are popular pastimes of campers

Picnicking, as well as swimming and boating in 803-acre Lake Pawtuckaway, are favorite activities enjoyed in the park. Pawtuckaway's 5,500 acres offer a variety of opportunities for hiking and mountain biking, as well. Trails wind through an oak and hemlock forest on what used to be pasture land bounded by stone walls. A hike to South Peak leads to the Pawtuckaway fire tower. Call the park directly for directions to the large boulder field, with some rocks as tall as thirty feet.

An extensive wetland in the park provides great opportunities for viewing wildlife such as beavers, great blue herons, turtles, waterfowl and a variety of song birds. A lucky visitor may even catch a glimpse of a deer or moose.
There are many opportunities for hiking, with trails leading to many special points of interest, including a mountaintop fire tower; an extensive marsh where beavers, deer, and great blue herons may be seen, and a geologically unique field where large boulders called glacial erratics were deposited when glacial ice melted near the end of the Ice Age.

The campground sites line the shore of beautiful Pawtuckaway Lake. The park includes a large family beach on the lake with a bathhouse, a group picnic area, a playground, park store, and a group shelter with a ball field available by reservation only. Other activities in the park include biking, fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

Camping Tips

  • Pawtuckaway State Park is located 40 minutes from Manchester to the west and coastal state park beaches to the east.
  • Enjoy camping with water views, water site and forested.

Address

128 Mountain Road,
Nottingham,
NH 03290

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