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100 Pillsbury State Park Road
Washington, NH 03280
Phone: 603-863-2860

Activities and Amenities




Pillsbury State Park is one of the more primitive and lesser known gems of the New Hampshire State Park system. Heavily wooded and sprinkled with several ponds and wetlands, its diversity of habitats makes it home to a great variety of wildlife, including moose and loons. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. 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 Mount Sunapee to the north. History buffs enjoy exploring the park’s long-abandoned and overgrown cellar holes, remnants of early farm settlement and lumbering of the late 1700s and early 1800s when the area was called Cherry Valley.


Operating Schedule

Dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.

Fees Days/Hours
Day-Use: Adults: $4, Children (6-11): $2
Camping: $23 per night (no hook-ups)
Opens 5/13/2022
Open Daily: 8am – Sunset

This park is always open for recreation unless otherwise posted. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.


Admission 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. Season passes are available. When park is unstaffed during the season, please use Iron Ranger (self-serve paystation).

Are pets allowed at Pillsbury 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 www.nhstateparks.org/news-events/accessibility. 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 or within NH State Park boundaries.





Google Reviews

198 reviews
  • Wayne Wang
    Wayne Wang
    6 months ago

    One of the best camping place. Hands down. We spent 4 days there. Every campsite (at least in our loop, ~#10-#20) has plenty of area (can easily fit 2 of 8 person tent), so you got very good separation to your neighbors. In our 10 years camping, this is the best place to go. For Campers: 1. needs to bring the shower tent there as there is no shower place (or power outlet). 2. Route 31 is a little remote and phone signal is rare. However we got phone signal in our campsite, to our surprise. The activity we did there were camping, kayaking, hiking, fishing (got some sun fish and trout), and swimming. There are plenty of wild blue berries that can be added in your breakfast. I also can't recommend enough on the staff there. Our car was broken on the road, 10 min away from the park, in the first day. Local people (multiple locals, people live there are really, really kind) were very nice to help us move some equipment to our site in the night. In the next day, once we contact the park office, Renee (one of the staff) helped us contact a reliable tow service and garage (forget about AAA, the only thing they can do is left you hanging in the road and make false promise), helped us move our remaining equipment, and Tracy (another staff) drove me to nearby town (20 min away) to get our car when it gets fixed. Bottom line, if you ever need help, this park office is extremely helpful.

  • Steph Lambert
    Steph Lambert
    4 months ago

    Our family goes here every year and we love it! It is the absolute best place to go, and with big groups. We always get the same sites so we are all together. Nice few days to disconnect from everything going on and focus on what's right in front of you..... Your family and the beautiful scenery.... We all tend to unplug while we are there as well so we can actually spend time together.

  • Thomas Garrity
    Thomas Garrity
    a year ago

    Camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking. Peaceful place with limited amenities. The main campground has pit toilets and water spigots. The remote sites have thunder boxes and you are on your own for water. I filter the pond or stream water. Don't bother with a power boat as there are a ton of hidden rock below the surface and it will make for a costly outing.

  • Trish Lamourine
    Trish Lamourine
    5 months ago

    Great camping trip. Small park with limited facilities ( water, pit toilets). Our reserved site was not ideal. They allowed us to pick from 2 other sites. Canoe rentals are reasonable. No swimming but you get to use a nearby park beach.

  • Steve Minikowski
    Steve Minikowski
    in the last week

    I have ridden the sled there over the past week and saw that the groomers are getting out to make the trails as nice as the conditions allow. A few rough spots but overall a great park for riding and marked well. Lots of options as to the local trails, even saw a couple of fat tire bikes getting their workouts. Gotta love the youngsters getting fresh air. Did a bit of fishing during the summer so this place caters to all seasons.

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