Lake Francis State Park

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Lake Francis State Park

New Hampshire

(603) 538-6965

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Things To Do


Lake Francis State Park attracts canoeists, kayakers, fishermen, and hunters from miles around with its 2,000 acre lake and dense forests. The park is located near the Connecticut Lakes of the Great North Woods region. Hunters and anglers enjoy this park as a base for their respective activities. Canoeists enjoy exploring the upper part of the Connecticut River. A boat launch is located in the park. During the winter, the park is popular for Nordic skiing.

There are picnic tables, a small waterfront pavilion, and 44 campsites to take advantage of the park's beauty. The campsites offer many amenities including access to flush toilets, RV campsites, showers, laundry facilities, fire rings, trailer sanitary station, and a playground. Lake Francis State Park is also a great location to hold a family reunion, corporate outing, wedding, and more. The small waterfront pavilion and lawn are perfect for a small event or reception, and can be rented for a fee. Pets are permitted in the park. There is parking available.

Map of Lake Francis (NH)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.059885, -71.301770



  • Boating

    The Connecticut River provides a beautiful place for canoeing and kayaking.

  • Camping

    There are 44 campsites available for tent and RV camping within the park with many amenities including access to flush toilets, showers, fire rings, laundry facilities, trailer sanitary station, and a playground.

  • Fishing

    Visitors can fish in the 2000 acre lake, or in the Connecticut River.

  • Hunting

    Lake Francis State Park is a great place to hunt.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic tables available in the park, as well as a waterfront pavilion open for reservations for small group events.

  • RVing

    There are RV campsites complete with RV sanitation stations and amenities such as shower, laundry, water, and restrooms.

  • Winter Sports

    During the winter season, Lake Francis State Park visitors enjoy nordic skiing.


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



From I-93: Exit 36 onto Route 3 North. Follow Route 3 to Pittsburg. Follow signs to Lake Francis State Park.

From I-95: Take Route 16 west to Route 26 west to Route 3 in Colebrook. On route 3 follow signs to Lake Francis State Park.

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Phone Numbers


(603) 538-6965