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Pillsbury State Park
Phone: 603-863-2860

Location: Off Route 31, Washington

Activities: Camping, picnicking, fishing, canoeing, hiking, some mountain biking

Amenities: Campground, picnic tables, canoe rentals Water, pit toilets, a playground, canoe rentals, and firewood are available at this primitive campground.

Pillsbury camping permits may be presented at nearby Sunapee State Park for free day-use, including swimming.

Fees: Admission to Pillsbury State Park is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-11, children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free

Camping Rates and Information: Please note that nformation and rates for the 2008 camping season are subject to change.

Payment is required at the time of making a reservation. Visa, Discover, and Mastercard are accepted.

Personal checks are not accepted.

Family camping rates cover two adults and two children on the site.

Each additional adult and each additional child is charged an additional fee per night.

The maximum number of adults per site is 4, except in designated areas.

The cost of camping campsites is $21 (no hookups).

Pets: Pets are permitted at Pillsbury State Park but should be leashed and supervised at all times.

Operation Schedule: The day-use area of the park is open weekends only starting late May, then full-time beginning the end of June, from 9am - 8pm.

Acreage: 8,135 acres

Waterfront: 7 ponds

Number of Campsites: The 41-site campground includes 34 sites available by reservation only - seven of these are walk-in, one is a hike-to site, and two can be accessed by boat. One site is available for youth group reservations. Five sites are for first-come/first-served campers.

Youth Group Camping Rates and Information -

Organized youth group camping is welcome in the park. Reservations for group camping are required and may be made by calling 603-271-3556.

Youth group camping rates include the following:
$5 per youth (under 18) per night
$5 per leader (1 leader for every 4 youths) per night
$25 deposit fee

One adult leader for every four children is required and allowed at the above rate for overnight camping.

Additional adults pay the regular service charge.

Please Note: New Hampshire State Parks has partnered with ReserveAmerica to offer our guests a high quality reservation service. The dedicated toll-free number to call to make a reservation through the ReserveAmerica Call Center is 1-877-NHParks (1-877-647-2757).

Important: This information was posted June 24, 2008 and all information, services and fees are subject to change.

Campground Map

More Information: Day-Use
Heavily wooded and sprinkled with several ponds and wetlands, Pillsbury State Park is one of the more primitive and lesser known gems of the New Hampshire state park system. Its diversity of habitats makes it home for a great variety of wildlife, including moose and loons. Crossed by a network of hiking and mountain bike trails, the park is an important link in the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway, a 51-mile hiking trail that connects Mount Monadnock with Mt. Sunapee to the north. Canoeing, warm-water fishing, picniking, hiking and mountain biking are favorite park activities. History buffs enjoy exploring the park's long-abandoned and overgrown mill sites and cellar holes, remnants of early farm settlement and lumbering of the late 1700s and early 1800s when the area was called Cherry Valley.

The primitive campground is open from early May through late October. Water, pit toilets, a playground, canoe rentals and firewood are available. Five of the forty campsites are remote and accessible only by foot or canoe. Pillsbury camping permits may be presented at nearby Mount Sunapee State Park for free day-use, including swimming.