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Lake Francis State Park & Campground
Phone: 603-638-6707

Location: 439 River Road, Pittsburg, NH

Activities: Camping, fishing, boating, picnicking. More information posted below.

Amenities: Campground, boat launch, picnic tables, tent platforms

Fees for Day Use:
There are no Day Use fees charged at Lake Francis State Park. There are charges for camping however. (See below)

Fees for Camping and other Information:
The New Hampshire State Park system has partnered with ReserveAmerica to offer their guests a high quality reservation service.

With ReserveAmerica, there are online reservations, extended reservation office hours, and dedicated customer service staff. Online reservations can be made 24 hours a day, and the call center hours are as follows:

April 15 through Labor Day: Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m EST Weekends: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

The dedicated toll-free number to call to make a reservation through the ReserveAmerica Call Center is 1-877-NHParks (1-877-647-2757).

Please note: Organized youth group camping is welcome in most parks. Reservations are required. Please inquire when calling.

Operation Schedule: Mid-May to Mid-November

Acreage: 38 acres

Waterfront: Lake Francis

Number of Campsites: 42 sites

Pets: Pets are permitted at Lake Francis. Pets must be leashed and supervised at all times and are not permitted on the beaches.

More Information:
Lake Francis is a 2,000 acre lake near the Connecticut Lakes of the Great North Woods region. Hunters and anglers enjoy this park as a base for their respective activities. A boat launch is located in the park. Canoeists enjoy exploring the upper part of the Connecticut River.

Each campsite at Lake Francis State Park Campground has a fireplace, picnic table, flat area for a tent, and a parking space. The walk-in sites are situated near the river, have tent platforms and are about a two-minute walk from the parking area. Running water, flush toilets, coin-operated showers, and a dump station are centrally located in the campground.

Lake Francis campground provides 42 sites. All sites are by reservation; however, first-come/first-served camping may be available if all sites have not been reserved.

The campground is open for reservable stays from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. Self-service/self-pay camping with limited services is available pre-season starting May 2, 2008, and post-season through November 24, 2008, weather permitting.

Lake Francis State Park provides a great camping base for organized youth groups that want to explore the North Country. Reservations are required.

Youth groups reservations are done by calling 603-271-3628 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Youth group reservations will be required to pay a non-refundable $8.75 reservation fee.

A $25 deposit will be required at time of placing a reservation.

All additional fees will be collected at the park except for remote sites .

All remote Youth Group campers at Umbagog must pay in advance.

Youth groups must camp in tents only and must maintain 1 adult for every 4 children.

Please ask for our youth group camping brochure for a complete list of all the youth group camping policies.

The cancellation policy applies to youth group camping.

Important: This information was posted on June 4, 2008 and all information, services and fees are subject to change.