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White Lake State Park & Campground
Phone: 603-323-7350

Location: Located on Route 16, Tamworth, NH

White Lake State Park Campground is well-located to serve as a base from which to enjoy many activities and attractions in the area. White Lake is only 20 miles south of North Conway, N.H

Activities: Camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking

Amenities: Campground, camp store, bathhouse, picnic tables, shelter

Fee: Adults: $4.00; Children ages 6-11: $2.00

Camping:$24 (no hookups), $32 (waterview, no hookups) per night.

Rates cover two adults and children under 18 on the site. Each additional adult is charged the site fee per person per night. Each additional adult at the cabins is $7 per person per night. The maximum number of adults per site is 4, except in designated areas.

Senior Citizens: Parks offer a $2 per night discount Sunday through Thursday to persons 65 or older.

Youth Camping: To be recognized as an organized Youth Group, the group must be a non-profit organization, be comprised of members under 18 years of age, and consist of ten or more campers. Additional charges of $5 per youth (under 18) per night, $5 per leader (1 leader for every 4 youths) per night and the site fee per leader (for every leader exceeding 1 leader to every 4 youths) per night.

Operation Schedule: Day-Use Weekends: Mid-May to Mid-June
Daily: Mid-June to Labor Day
Camping: Mid-May to Mid-October (View Campground Map here)

Acreage: 577 acres

Waterfront: White Lake

Number of Campsites: The 200-site campground includes 174 sites available by reservation only, with one site for youth group reservations; and 25 sites for first-come/first-served campers

Pets: Pets are NOT permitted in White Lake State Park.

More Information: Day-Use
Some of the best swimming in the White Mountain region can be found in 140-acre White Lake State Park in Tamworth. 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. Visitors 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 good trout fishing the lake provides.

National Natural Landmark
Easily reached by another walking trail 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. National Landmark properties are selected to protect and illustrate the nation's diversified natural resources. One portion of the pitch pine trail traverses the town of Tamworth's Black Spruce Pond Preserve.

The 204-site campground in White Lake State Park is open from mid-May through Columbus Day in mid-October. A camp store, showers, canoe rentals, ice and firewood are available. Within the park, trout fishing, swimming, hiking and canoeing are favorite activities of campers. The campground is well-located to serve as a base from which to enjoy many activities and attractions in the area. White Lake is only twenty miles south of North Conway, New Hampshire which is famed for its tax-free outlet shopping opportunities. The east end of the Kancgamagus Highway, a National Scenic Byway that extends thirty-two miles through the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, is located in nearby Conway. Many hiking trails in the White Mountain National Forest provide hiking options for both beginner hikers and those with extensive experience.

Reservations: 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).

White Lake State Park offers a great location for group picnics and outings. A shelter near the shore of White Lake has electricity, picnic tables and plenty of space to set up grills.

Organized youth group camping:
Youth groups reservations are done by calling 603-271-3556. Youth Group Camping is welcome at the 204-site campground at White Lake. The campground offers a camp store, showers, ice, firewood, canoe rentals and waterview sites. Campers enjoy trout fishing, swimming, canoeing, and a two-mile walk around White Lake with a detour through the Pitch Pine National Natural Landmark. The Kancamagus National Scenic Byway, White Mountain National Forest hiking trails, and North Conway shopping outlets are within twenty minutes of the campground.

Important: This information was posted on June 23, 2008 and all information, services and fees are subject to change.