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New Hampshire Public Access Sites


All information provided in this section is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of printing. Please report any discrepancies to the New Hampshire Department of Fish & Game at 603-271-2224.

  1. Bow Lake-Northwood, Strafford (1140 / 1160 ac.)
    • 1461. Mary Waldron Park (Town of Northwood); Beach/Trailer Ramp/Picnic (town residents only)
    • 1481. Bow Lake Boat Ramp (Town of Strafford) (Road to Public Waters (RTPW)); Trailer Ramp
  2. Comerford Reservoir – Monroe (535* / 1093 ac.)
    • 5040. Waterford Bridge Boat Launch (TransCanada); Trailer Ramp
    • 5045. Comerford Dam Portage (TransCanada); Cartop Boat Launch
    • [1 additional access site on Vermont shoreline in town of Barnet.]
  3. Conway Lake – Conway, Eaton (1316 / 1299 ac.)
    • 0107. Conway Lake Beach (Town of Conway, open to public); Beach/Trailer Ramp
    • 0108. Potter Road Ramp (unknown owner; located in Eaton); Trailer Ramp
  4. First Connecticut Lake – Pittsburg (3071 / 2807 ac.)
    • 9973. Beach and boat ramp (TransCanada); Beach/Trailer Ramp/Picnic
    • 9995. Boat ramp (Town of Pittsburg); Trailer Ramp
  5. Lake Francis – Pittsburg (1933 / 2082 ac.)
    • 9974. Route 3 Access – Boat Launch (State-DES); Trailer Ramp/Beach/Picnic
    • 9982. Lake Francis State Park (State-DRED); Trailer Ramp/Picnic/Campground
  6. Franklin Pierce Lake – Hillsborough (483 / 520 ac.)
    • 7020. Manahan Park (Town of Hillsborough); Trailer Ramp/Beach/Picnic (open to public) LWCF=Y
    • *GRANIT acreage is for New Hampshire portion only.
  7. Goose Pond – Canaan (624 / 554 ac.)
    • 9939. Goose Pond Park (RTPW) (Joint State-DES, Town of Canaan, Lake owners assn.); Trailer Ramp/Beach/Picnic
  8. Great East Lake – Wakefield (1062* / 1824 ac.)
    • 1469. Weeks Beach (Town of Wakefield); Beach/Trailer Ramp/Picnic (appears open to general public)
    • 9979. Great East Lake Boat Launch (Maine Parks & Lands); Trailer Ramp (in Maine; abuts NH border)
  9. Highland Lake – Stoddard (721 / 712 ac.)
    • 8047. Highland Lake Boat Ramp #1 (RTPW; Town of Stoddard); Trailer Ramp
    • 8048. Highland Lake Boat Ramp #2 (RTPW; Town of Stoddard); Trailer Ramp
  10. Island Pond – Derry (532 / 498 ac.)
    • 0013. Access Ramp (Big Island Pond Committee); Trailer Ramp (decal and key required)
    • 0179. Cartop Access (Town of Atkinson); Cartop Boat Launch
  11. Lovell Lake – Wakefield (554 / 538 ac.)
    • 1475. Lovell Lake Boat Ramp (Town of Wakefield); Trailer Ramp (no parking at ramp or along road; courtesy parking in Sanbornville village)
  12. Mascoma Lake – Lebanon, Enfield (1161 / 1115 ac.)
    • 9007. Boat Launch & Beach Area (State-DOT); Trailer Ramp/Beach/Picnic
    • 9996. Boat Facility near dam (State-DES); Trailer Ramp/Picnic
  13. Massabesic Lake – Manchester, Auburn (2560 / 2900 ac.)
    • 5082. Clair’s Landing (Manchester Water Works); Trailer Ramp
    • 5083. Deer Neck Cartop Launch (Manchester Water Works); Cartop Boat Launch
    • 5084. Candia Road Boat Launch (Manchester Water Works); Trailer Ramp
  14. Merrymeeting Lake – New Durham (1233 / 1111 ac.)
    • 5099. Merrymeeting Lake Ramp (State-NHFG); Trailer Ramp
  15. Moore Reservoir (Connecticut River) – Littleton, Dalton (2035 ac. – NH only; 3342 / 3490 ac. total)
    • 5041. Pine Island Boat Launch (TransCanada); Trailer Ramp/Picnic/Informal Beach
    • 5042. N. Littleton Boat Launch (TransCanada); Trailer Ramp/Picnic
    • 5043. Pattenville Boat Launch (TransCanada); Trailer Ramp/Picnic
    • 5319. Dodge Hill Boat Launch (TransCanada); Trailer Ramp/Picnic
    • 9922. Moore Dam Visitor Center (TransCanada); Trailer Ramp/Picnic
    • [2 additional access sites on Vermont shoreline: 1 in Waterford, 1 in Concord, VT]
    • *GRANIT acreage is for New Hampshire portion only.
  16. Newfound Lake – Hebron, Alexandria, Bristol, Bridgewater (4451 / 4106 ac.)
    • 0074. Paradise Point Nature Center (Audubon Soc. of NH); Cartop
    • 0182. Bean Nature Conservation Area (Town of Hebron); Cartop (via Cockermouth R.)
    • 9951. Wellington State Park Ramp (State-NHFG); Trailer Ramp
  17. Northwood Lake – Northwood (653 / 687 ac.)
    • 0009. Northwood Boat Launch (RTPW; Town of Northwood); Trailer Ramp
  18. Nubanusit Lake – Hancock (722 / 715 ac.)
    • 0136. Nubanusit Lake Boat Launch (Town of Hancock); Trailer Ramp
  19. Ossipee Lake – Freedom, Ossipee (3245 / 3092 ac.) – acreage does not include Broad Bay, Leavitt Bay, or Berry Bay
    • 0412. Berry Bay Carry-In (State-DES; at dam); Cartop Boat Launch
    • 9907. Ossipee Lake Natural Area (State–DRED); Limited beach access from water in designated areas
    • 9934. Constitution Park – Deer Run Trail (Town of Ossipee); Walk-in; Cartop Boat Launch/Fishing
    • 9935. Pine River Docks and Launch (State-NHFG); Trailer Ramp
    • 9936. Lakefront Landing Marina (private for-profit); Trailer Ramp (fee charged)
  20. Pawtuckaway Pond – Nottingham (783 / 900 ac.)
    • 2069. Pawtuckaway State Park (State-DRED); Cartop Boat Launch
    • 2072. Pawtuckaway Lake Boat Access (State-NHFG); Trailer Ramp
  21. Pine River Pond – Wakefield (570 / 594 ac.)
    • 8086. Sawdust Cove (State-DES); potential Cartop Boat Access (no signs; not developed)
  22. Pleasant Lake – New London (602 / 606 ac.)
    • 1442. Elkins Dam site (Town of New London); Trailer Ramp (parking available at Masonic Lodge across the street)
  23. Second Connecticut Lake – Pittsburg (1102 / 1286 ac.)
    • 9978. Boat Launch (TransCanada); Trailer Ramp/Picnic
  24. Silver Lake – Madison (969 / 995 ac.)
    • 9925. Kennett Park (Town of Madison); Cartop Boat Launch/Beach/Picnic; LWCF=Y
    • 9930. Big Island (State-DRED/Town of Madison), north end of lake; accessible from Kennett Park
    • 9933. Silver Lake Town Boat Ramp (Town of Madison); Trailer Ramp/Beach (permit parking only)
  25. Spofford Lake – Chesterfield (739 / 707 ac.)
    • 8081. Boat Ramp (State RTPW); Trailer Ramp
    • 8083. Pierce Island (State-DRED); accessible from state boat ramp
  26. Squam Lake – Holderness, Sandwich, Moultonborough, Center Harbor (6791 / 6765 ac.) – not including Little Squam Lake
    • 0190. Squam Lakes Association, Route 3 in Holderness; Trailer Ramp (Fee charged; 25hp limit)
    • 0192. Sandwich Town Beach (Town of Sandwich); Trailer Ramp/Beach (Town residents only)
    • 0194. Center Harbor Town Beach (Town of Center Harbor); Trailer Ramp/Beach (Town residents only)
    • 0201. Squam Lake Carry-In, Route 25B in Center Harbor (Squam Lakes Association); Cartop Boat Launch
    • 5036. Squam Lakes Boat Access Facility - Squam Channel (State-NHFG); Trailer Ramp
    • 9953. Squaw Cove Cartop Access (Private non-profit); Cartop Boat Launch
  27. Sunapee Lake – Sunapee, New London, Newbury (4136 / 4090 ac.)
    • 1390. Soo-Nipi Park (Town of New London); Cartop Boat Launch (parking offsite); No swimming
    • 1392. Herrick Cove Cartop (RTPW; State-DOT); New London along Route 103A; Cartop Boat Launch (no signs)
    • 1393. Burkehaven Harbor (Town of Sunapee); Unimproved Trailer Ramp (limited parking); Rock hazard 10 feet from shore
    • 1394. Newbury Station Marina (private for-profit) – Marina-owned Trailer Ramp (launch fee)
    • 1418. Sunapee Harbor (Town of Sunapee); Dock/Trailer Ramp/Picnic, Limited parking; Additional parking ¼ mile away; LWCF=Y
    • 1420. Georges Mills Beach (Town of Sunapee); Beach/Trailer Ramp/Picnic (limited parking)
    • 5077. Sunapee State Park (State-DRED); Fee; Picnic/Beach/Trailer Ramp; LWCF=Y
    • 5620. Blodgetts Boat Launch (Other-Cottage Owners Assoc.); Cartop Boat Launch, unimproved Trailer Ramp
    • 9031. Newbury Harbor Beach (Town of Newbury); Beach/Dock/Cartop Boat Launch/Picnic (2-hour parking)
  28. Suncook Lakes – Barnstead (697 / 672 ac.) (acreage for Lower and Upper Suncook Lakes combined)
    • 3334. Suncook Lakes Dam site (Town of Barnstead); Cartop
    • 3336. Town Ramp, Narrows Road (Town of Barnstead); Trailer Ramp
  29. Umbagog Lake – Errol, Cambridge (4674/4532 ac.–NH only; 7539 ac. total)
    • 5025. Magalloway River Boat Ramp (Federal-USFWS); Trailer Ramp
    • 5502. Umbagog Lake State Park (State-DRED); Trailer Ramp/ Beach/ Picnic/ Campground; LWCF=Y
    • 9022. Route 16 boat ramp (ownership unknown); Trailer Ramp
    • 9938. Androscoggin River Boat Ramp, Errol Dam (State-NHFG); Trailer Ramp
    • 9992. State Boat Landing, adjacent to state park (State-NHFG); Trailer Ramp
  30. Lake Waukewan – Meredith (927 / 913 ac.)
    • 4448. Town Boat Ramp (Town of Meredith); Trailer Ramp
  31. Webster Lake – Franklin (606 / 612 ac.)
    • 9033. Lagace Beach (City of Franklin); Beach/ Trailer Ramp; LWCF=Y
  32. Lake Wentworth – Wolfeboro (3097 / 3018 ac.)
    • 0490. Mast Landing (Town of Wolfeboro); Trailer Ramp (on Crescent Lake)
    • 9985. Wentworth State Park-Clow Beach (State-DRED); Beach/Picnic/Cartop
  33. Lake Winnipesaukee – Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Meredith, Laconia, Gilford, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, Alton (44,424 / 44,586 ac.) – plus Paugus Bay (1228/1220 ac.)
    • 0113. Harilla’s Landing (State-DOT; in Moultonborough); Trailer Ramp
    • 0149. Cattle Landing (Town of Meredith); Cartop Boat Launch/Dock (permit only)
    • 0151. Center Harbor Town Dock and Beach (Town of Center Harbor); Trailer Ramp/Beach/Picnic
    • 0152. Leavitt Park (Town of Meredith); Beach/Picnic/Cartop (permit only)
    • 0170. State Landing (Town of Moultonborough); Trailer Ramp (permit only)
    • 0189. Long Island Beach (Town of Moultonborough); Beach/Cartop Boat Launch (permit only)
    • 0242. Lane Road Public Boat Ramp and Beach (Town of Tuftonboro); Trailer Ramp/Beach/Picnic
    • 0250. Union Wharf Boat Ramp (Town of Tuftonboro); Trailer Ramp (trailer parking offsite)
    • 0253. Town Docks (Town of Wolfeboro); Trailer Ramp/Dock
    • 0258. Libby Museum (Town of Wolfeboro); Trailer Ramp/Picnic
    • 0259. Back Bay Boat Landing (Town of Wolfeboro); Trailer Ramp; LWCF=Y
    • 0261. McKinney Park (Town of Wolfeboro); Picnic/Cartop Boat Launch
    • 1480. Alton Public Dock & Ramp (Town of Alton); Trailer Ramp/Dock/Swimming/Picnic (trailer parking offsite); LWCF=Y
    • 1546. Weir Docks (City of Laconia); Dock; LWCF=Y
    • 1577. Echo Point Boat Ramp (Town of Alton); Cartop Boat Launch (parking offsite)
    • 4449. Town Landing (Town of Meredith); Trailer Ramp/Docks; LWCF=Y (non-resid. fee)
    • 5008. Lees Mills Ramp (Town of Moultonborough); Trailer Ramp
    • 9872. Glendale Docks (Town of Gilford); Trailer Ramp/Docks (town parking permit required)
    • 9873. Ellacoya State Park (State-DRED; in Gilford); Beach/Picnic/Trailer Ramp/Campground; LWCF=Y (fee charged)
    • 9901. Shep Brown’s (Town of Meredith); Trailer Ramp/Picnic (non-resid. fee)
  34. Winnisquam Lake – Meredith, Laconia, Sanbornton, Belmont, Tilton (4214 / 4264 ac.)
    • 8005. Winnisquam Access Facility (State-NHFG); Dock/Trailer Ramp
    • 8011. Ahern State Park (State-DRED); Beach/Picnic/Cartop Boat Launch