White Lake State Park

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White Lake State Park

New Hampshire

(603) 323-7350

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Overview

Some of the best swimming in the White Mountain region can be found in 140-acre White Lake State Park in Tamworth, New Hampshire. The park lies along the shore of White Lake, which is an example of a typical glacial lake. During the Ice Age, glacial ice was buried beneath glacial till, or debris. When the ice melted, a depression was created which gradually filled with water. Guests are welcome to enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake on a well-maintained foot path while looking for loons or signs of beaver activity, or to try their hand at the great trout fishing the lake provides. Guests also enjoy canoeing and kayaking on White Lake.

White Lake Campground is located on a National Natural Landmark of 72 acre Pitch Pine Stand, surrounding a glacier formed lake. There are individual and group campsites available. Amenities include parking, canoe rentals, RV sanitation station, fire rings, playground, restrooms, showers, drinking water, pay telephone, ranger station, supplies for sale, and a playground. There are laundry facilities, ATMs, and a restaurant within 10 miles of the campground. White Lake State Park is always open for recreation. During the off-season the park is typically not staffed and comfort stations are not available.

Map of White Lake (NH)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.841317, -71.223750

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Activities

  • Boating

    Guests can canoe or kayak on White Lake.

  • Camping

    White Lake Campground is located on a National Natural Landmark of 72 acre Pitch Pine Stand, surrounding a glacier formed lake. There are individual and group campsites available. Amenities include parking, canoe rentals, RV sanitation station, fire rings, playground, restrooms, showers, drinking water, pay telephone, ranger station, supplies for sale, and a playground. There are laundry facilities, ATMs, and a restaurant within 10 miles of the campground.

  • Fishing

    Guests are invited to fish for trout in White Lake.

  • Hiking

    Guests can enjoy a walk around the lake on a well-maintained foot path while looking for loons or signs of beaver activity, or take a walk through a 72-acre stand of pitch pine, a National Natural Landmark.

  • Historic Sites

    Easily reached by walking trail at White Lake State Park is a National Natural Landmark: a 72-acre stand of pitch pines. Early settlers in New Hampshire may have used this durable, water repellent and decay-resistant wood for fence posts and mill wheels. Its commercial use today is limited. The mature pitch pine stand contains trees which are unusually tall for this species, with some trunks exceeding two feet in diameter.

  • Picnicking

    White Lake State Park is a beautiful place for a picnic. There are picnic tables available, as well as group use areas.

  • Water Sports

    With White Lake's sandy beach, swimming and boating are popular activities.

  • Winter Sports

    White Lake State Park is open for winter recreation.

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: Exit 23 onto Route 104 to Route 25, follow to Route 16 North and follow signs to White Lake State Park.

From I-95: Route 16 North and follow signs to White Lake State Park.

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Phone Numbers

Primary

(603) 323-7350

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