Clough State Park

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Clough State Park

New Hampshire

(603) 529-7112

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Overview

Located about five miles east of the town of Weare and within Piscataquog State Forest, Clough State Park is located on the shore of Everett Lake, a 150-acre lake formed by a dam on the Piscataquog River. A favorite activity in the park includes swimming. A 900-foot sandy beach also has two bathhouses with flush toilets and changing areas for swimmers. For picnickers, tables are located within a large picnic grove. Playing fields and fishing provide additional opportunities. Everett Lake is a favorite among anglers. A boat launch is available for small boats or canoes (motorized boats are not permitted).

Pets are not permitted in this park, which is open year-round for recreation (although during the off-season the park is typically not staffed and comfort stations are not available).

In response to a 1938 hurricane disaster where rushing water broke through the land at the side of a dam and raged through parts of Weare and other seasonal floods, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the 2,000-foot long Everett Dam, as part of the Hopkinton-Everett Flood Control Project. Although Clough State Park is situated on land owned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, it is operated by the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation.

Map of Clough (NH)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.100683, -71.657135

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Activities

  • Boating

    A boat launch is available for small boats or canoes (motorized boats are not permitted) to enjoy Everett Lake.

  • Bicycling

    Enjoy leisure and mountain biking.

  • Fishing

    Everett Lake is a favorite among anglers. The lack of motorized boats creates a peaceful fishing atmosphere.

  • Hiking

    Enjoy hiking trails.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables are located within a large picnic grove and the park also contains playing fields.

  • Water Sports

    A 900-foot sandy beach on Everett Lake also offers two bathhouses with flush toilets and changing areas for swimmers.

  • Winter Sports

    Enjoy the winter recreation area!

Seasonality/Weather

This park is always open for recreation. During the off-season the park is typically not staffed and comfort stations are not available.

Directions

Driving

From I-93 (coming from the south), take Exit 5 onto I-293. Follow I-293 to Rte 101 west. Follow Rte 101 to Rte 114 north. Follow Rte 114 to Rte 13. On Rte 13 follow signs to Clough State Park.

From I-93 (coming from the north), take I-89 north to exit 2. Take a left onto Rte 13 south, following signs to Dunbarton.

From I-95, take Rte 101 west. Follow Rte 101 to Rte 114 north. Follow Rte 114 to Rte 13. On Rte 13 follow signs to Clough State Park. Distances from major cities: Concord, NH (35 minutes); Boston, MA (1 hour); Providence, RI (2 hours); Hartford, CT (2 hours, 30 minutes); New York, NY (4 hours, 30 minutes); Portland, ME (2 hours); Burlington, VT (2 hours, 45 minutes); Montreal, Canada (4 hours, 35 minutes).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(603) 529-7112

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