Lake Francis State Park’s content is directly from the Division of Parks and Recreation. All rights belong to them; we are just sharing this info. For what it’s worth, Lake Francis State Park is one of our favorites in the state.

439 River Road
Pittsburg, NH 03592
Phone: 603-538-6965

Activities and Amenities




Lake Francis State Park lies on the shores of Lake Francis a 2,000 acre lake near the Connecticut Lakes of the Great North Woods region. Canoe rentals are available. Hunters and anglers enjoy this park as a base for their respective activities. With added ATV camping sites, riders are able to leave their campsite and head right out on the trails. Trails from Lake Francis State Park connect with the 1000 mile of trailsfor OHRV riding in Coos County.

Canoeists enjoy exploring the upper part of the Connecticut River.  Lake Francis campground provides 45 sites including 9 sites with water/electric (20amp) hook-ups and 9 sites for ATV camping.

Lake Francis Campground Map  | Lake Francis Campground Information/Policies


Campground Schedule

This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting. During the off-season the park is typically not staffed and comfort stations are not available.

Open Full-Time Office Hours Camping Rate Per Night
Open May 13
Closes Oct. 16
8am – 4pm $25 (no hookups)
$35 (waterview/hookups)

Planning an Outing?

Lake Francis State Park is a great location to hold a family reunion, corporate outing, wedding, and more. For more information, check out our Outings in State Parks page and see a complete listing and photos of all our State Park Pavilions and Group Use Areas.

Are pets allowed at Lake Francis State Park?

Pets are permitted in the park. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Keep Your Parks Clean

Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Visit our Accessibility for All webpage at For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.

Notice: Drone Use is Restricted
Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permitted take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.





Google Reviews

215 reviews
  • Jennie Auchterlonie
    Jennie Auchterlonie
    7 months ago

    The facilities were great the scenery was peaceful and calm and the campers were respectful and courteous. The check-in staff was friendly and helpful and the office store had pretty much all the bare necessities needed to enjoy a wonderful weekend in the woods and then some. The ATV trails are right on the main road and are easily accessible from the campground. Would definitely come back again next time with more friends and family to enjoy all of the great things to do around the area.

  • Ian Thomas
    Ian Thomas
    a year ago

    Beautiful place, but very few sites with electric, and no 30 Amp service for medium to larger trailers or RVs. The outlets were 120v household 20 Amp plugs that wouldn't hold the plug in and was constantly tripping with just an ac running. The park itself is clean and scenic. Staff is nice and there is a boat ramp. It lacks a beach to swim if that's your thing, but if you don't mind walking on rocks to get into the deeper water it's fine. Nice place to get away.

  • Rachelle Brown
    Rachelle Brown
    5 months ago

    Beautiful lake Francis. Not a crowded area. Boating, fishing, kayaking in one place. Saw a few bald eagles and osprey. Very clean and quiet area.

  • Ceyhan
    5 months ago

    Great place to camp, large sites. Only wish they had a little beach for getting into the water. The only access to swimming was at the boat launch.

  • Amanda Jean Comeau
    Amanda Jean Comeau
    5 months ago

    My family has been going here for over 60 years...5 generations of us to be exact. The campground has stayed the same for as long as I can remember, except for the fact they have added in nice bathrooms and incredible showers. Nothing will ever beat the sound of loons waking us up in the morning. It is, hands down, my most favorite place on earth

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