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Brook State Park & Campground
157 Deerfield Road, Allenstown, NH 03275
Location: Off NH Rte 28, Allenstown
Camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking, snowmobiling,
cross country skiing
Campground, camp store, ball field, playground, bathhouse, shelters,
picnic tables, canoe & row boat rentals, physical fitness course,
archery course, Camping Museum, 4-H Nature Center, Snowmobile Museum
and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum
Day Use Fee:
$4 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free.
$23/per site (Go here for campground
Rates cover two adults and children under 18 on the site. Each additional adult is
$10 per person per night. The maximum number of adults per site is 4, except in designated areas.
Dial 1-877-NHParks (1-877-647-2757) for standard reservations.
Youth Group Camping Information:
youth group camping is welcome in the park. Reservations for group camping are required
and may be made by calling the Reservation Center phone number at 603-271-3628.
Day Use Weekends:
Memorial Day weekend to June 15
Day Use Daily:
June 20 to September 1
Reservations available Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend.
Over 10,000 acres
Catamount Pond, Beaver Pond - both with beaches
Number of Campsites: 96 sites
Day use pets are permitted on the trails only. Campers may have pets but none are permitted in beach areas. All pets must be leashed and supervised at all times. Service animals are always welcome per Res 7301.08(b).
Bear Brook, with over 10,000 acres is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire.
Located in the southeast region of the state, there is plenty to do and see for everyone.
Hiking, biking, swimming and fishing are a few of the favorites. Forty miles of trails
traverse the heavily forested park, leading to seldom visited marshes, bogs, summits and
ponds and offer a variety of options for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Canoe
rentals are available at Catamount Ponds, while rowboat rentals are also available at
Beaver Pond. Fly-fishing enthusiasts will be pleased to know Archery Pond welcomes their
specialty and is universally accessible. Across the road from Archery Pond is a special
little pond just for children under twelve to fish.
If archery is your sport you might already know that Bear Brook boasts the only two
archery ranges in the state park system. One 15-target range is maintained by the N.H.
Fish and Game Department, plus an additional 4-target practice range that is
universally accessible. (Bring your own archery equipment.)
Worried about no workouts or aerobics while on vacation? You can stay in shape
by using the park's 1 1/4 mile, twenty-station fitness course that is fun for the
whole family. A charge for admission is collected at the toll booth near Catamount Pond.
Pets: Leashed pets are permitted in the campground on the trails only, not in the day-use area. Service animals are exempt from this policy.
The campground is remotely located on the shore of Beaver Pond, five miles
from the day-use area. Canoe and rowboat rentals, as well as showers and
laundry facilities, are available. A camp store offers a selection of
camping supplies, ice, wood, and snacks. Located adjacent to the campground
is a small beach and swimming area reserved for campers only. Pets are
permitted at this campground, but must be leashed and attended at all times.
The 95-site campground includes 93 sites available by reservation only, and
2 for first-come/first-served campers. Although hook-ups are not available,
RVs are welcome in sites where they fit.
interested in learning more about our natural and human history ,
a trip to the museum complex, located in the park, one-half mile from
the toll booth, is a must. The 4-H Nature Center features exhibits
of the natural history of the park. Interpretive programs are regularly
throughout the summer season. Also located in the museum complex are
the New Hampshire Antique Snowmobile Museum, Museum of Family Camping,
Old Allenstown Meeting House, and the Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation
Corps (CCC) Museum. Most of the museums are housed in historic CCC
buildings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the
Bear Brook Camp is one of the most complete camps remaining intact
and in use in the country. The museums are open at various times throughout
the summer. The Museum of Family Camping is open daily from late May
Bear Brook is a popular group destination with many ponds, streams
and trails for exploration. Enjoy the museum complex, swimming, canoeing
and fishing. The 95-site campground offers a camp store, canoe and
rowboat rentals, showers, laundry facilities, a dump station, ice
and firewood. Reservations for organized youth group camping may be
made by calling 603-271-3628, Monday through Friday, from January
through mid-October. The shelter, located in the day-use area of the
park, may be reserved for group picnics and outings by calling the
park directly, at 603-485-9874. A ball field, barbecue pit, horseshoe
area, nearby trails, wooded surrounds and isolation from other park
visitors make it a great spot for family reunions, class picnics and
This information was posted on May 6, 2008 and all information, services and fees are
subject to change. For current information you may wish to call 603-271-3556
or contact the park directly.