Hopkinton-Everett Lake

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Hopkinton-Everett Lake

New Hampshire

(603) 746-3601

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Overview

The Hopkinton Dam is located on the Contoocook River. The Everett Dam is located on the Piscataquog River. The 10,000 acre flood control project contains two developed recreational areas, Clough State Park operated by the State and Elm Brook Park operated by the Corps of Engineers. Elm Brook Park offers swimming, picnicking, and boating, with a 220-acre shallow lake. The reservoir area and Stumpfield Marsh provide canoeing, wildlife observation, fishing, and hunting opportunities. Snowmobiles and off-highway vehicles are restricted to designated trails only.

Map of Hopkinton-Everett Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 43.179895, -71.711540

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Activities

  • Boating

    In addition to the boat ramp in Elm Brook Park, a second boat ramp on Elm Brook Pool is located off of Route 202 / 9. There is no access fee charged for the use of this boat ramp. Canoeing on the Contoocook River is a popular activity at Hopkinton Everett Lakes.

    There is boating on the 130-acre lake. Boats with motors are prohibited.

  • Bicycling

    The OHRV trails are intended for ATVs but mountain bikers are welcomed to share it.

  • Fishing

    There is excellent bass fishing at this park.

  • Hiking

    There is a short nature trail available at the park.

  • Historic Sites

    The park rangers at Hopkinton Everett Lake offer a variety of educational and recreational programs through out the year. Please call the office for more information or to schedule a program. These family-oriented activities include trail walk, water safety demonstrations, junior ranger programs, volunteer trail work days, dam tours, and more. All programs are open to the public and best of all, they are free.

  • Hunting

    For hunting information contact the park.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Hopkinton - Everett Lakes provides approximately 26 miles of designated Off-highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) trails. The designated trails are maintained by the State of New Hampshire and all state rules and regulations apply within the project. Access to the OHRV trails is from the OHRV parking lot in Dunbarton only.

  • Picnicking

    The park offers picnic tables and grills, playground equipment, and horseshoe pits. Four picnic shelters can be reserved in advance for a fee. Unreserved shelters are available for use on a first come, first served basis.

  • Water Sports

    There is a beach for swimming; however, there are no lifeguards. Those who swim do so at their own risk.

  • Winter Sports

    Hopkinton - Everett Lakes provides over 30 miles of designated snowmobile trails. The designated trails are maintained by the State of New Hampshire and all state rules and regulations apply within the project. Access to the snowmobile trails is from the OHRV parking lot or from State designated trails. There is also snowshoeing and cross country skiing available.

Seasonality/Weather

Elm Brook Park is open from the 3rd Saturday in May through the 2nd Sunday in September.

Directions

Driving

From the west take Route 202 / Route 9 East towards I 89. Past Henniker, turn left on Route 127 North at flashing yellow light. Follow Route 127 North for approximately 2 miles. Follow the signs to Elm Brook Park on your right.

From the north (I 89) take exit 6 off of I 89. Take a right onto route 127 and travel for 1.5 miles. The entrance to the park will be on your left.

From the south (I 89) take exit 6 off of I 89. Take a left onto route 127 and travel for 1.5 miles. The entrance to the park will be on your left.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(603) 746-3601

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