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94 State park Rd
Tamworth, NH 03886
Phone: 603-323-7350

Activities and Amenities




White Lake State Park offers some of the best swimming in the White Mountain region. 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. Guests 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, try their hand at the good trout fishing the lake provides or check out one of our types of boat rentals. The park offers a day-use area, group areas, and a campground with family campsites as well as youth group sites.

CAMPER NOTICE: Camping will transition to a primitive season starting 10/18 due to weather conditions. At that time, campers will no longer have access to flush toilets or potable water. Pit toilets will remain available.

Make a Reservation

Book your trip to White Lake Beach: Visitors can make a reservation before arriving at the park as parking is limited (especially on nice weekends and holidays). Walk-in spaces are available for visitors on a first come/first-serve basis. Reservations can be made up to 30 days prior to arrival.


Parks Plate & Season Pass: There are desiganted spaces set aside for plate/pass holders on a first-come/first-serve basis. Reservations are still encouraged in the event a park reaches capacity (requiring a $1 transaction fee).

NH Senior Citizens: To receive a discount at our per person fee locations, enter the number of NH Senior Citizens in the vehicle/occupant information section of the order details page, rather than the number of adults.

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 Beach Hours
Adults: $5
Children (6-11): $2
Open weekends only 5/13/2022 8 am-6 pm (Gates close at 8 pm)
Open Daily 5/27/2022  8 am-8 pm


  • Due to a staffing shortage, lifeguards may not be present at the White Lake State Park beach.
  • On nice weekends and holidays, the beach will most likely sell-out in the morning hours. Once the beach area reaches capacity additional beach goers cannot be admitted due to safety concerns.
  • Campers will also not be allowed to “claim” picnic tables or areas on the beach/picnic area prior to our daily opening. Staff will clear all trash and items left on the beach each morning during their morning cleaning of the beach.
  • Unless renting a pavilion or by special use permit, visitors will not be allowed to pre-pay for small events when they arrive at the park.

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 $5 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).

Camping at White Lake

?White Lake campground is located on a National Natural Landmark of 72 acre Pitch Pine Stand, surrounding a glacier formed lake. North Conway is 20 miles north of the campground with many tourist attractions.


Camping Dates Office Hours Camping Rate Per Night
May 28 – October 10 8am-6pm $24 (no hook-ups)

Are pets allowed at White Lake State Park?

Pets are not 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.

Beach Advisories

For listings of current advisories, please visit the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services Beach Advisories website page.

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 permittted to take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.





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  • Jeff W
    Jeff W
    4 months ago

    This is an excellently run Park and Campground! The place is kept immaculate and pristine. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding amenities and history of the area. The water here is so clean because it's a Glacial Lake that you can literally see a penny on the bottom. It is a wonderful place for family fun. They have of course the best swimming, kayaking/canoeing, fishing, hiking, and nice large sites that aren't stacked upon each other. Been going for 4yrs straight and will continue until I can't 😎

  • Jillian Maher
    Jillian Maher
    6 months ago

    Love this place! We brought our almost 3 year old for her first tent camping trip and we loved it! We had a water front site and could jump in the water directly in front of our site. The beach was in walking distance, super clean and welcoming. We rented a peddle boat and jumped in the water in the middle of the lake. There's a store both at the ranger station with camping essentials, and at the beach with candy, ice cream and floats. The park is huge and well kept and all facilities were clean and well lit for night. We loved picking and eating the wild blueberries along the trail! We will definitely be coming back!

  • Sunflower Eight1Eight

    Favorite beach, camping spot, kayaking ! Remember going as a kid to family reunions here with lots of food and music! Try to camp every year, try to kayak every year, the walking path around the lake is awesome, but narrow so only for the sure footed! I think taking away music being aloud to play was a poor choice...I am a local and this will always be my favorite spot! My kids have grown up here camping and beach trips so I am carrying on the traditions, for over 45 years!!

  • Michael Johnson
    Michael Johnson
    6 months ago

    White Lake State Park is such a hidden gem for New England camping! Campsites are perfectly spaced, with good amounts of shade and room for multiple tents and vehicles. Upon arrival, each campsite is cleaned and firepits emptied. Fresh water, bathrooms and showers are in good locations for each site. The absolute BEST, is walking down to the lake after a campsite dinner to watch the sunset and listen to the loons. White Lake is a perfect place to create those summer memories for years to come.

  • Elias D
    Elias D
    5 months ago

    Beautiful, clean lake and affordable, quality campgrounds (even walk-in camps). Bathrooms were slightly questionable but may be due to simple staff shortage as of late. The folks there take good care of the park & quiet hours are well-enforced. Would definitely go again & recommended to others looking to camp for a weekend or a week. Plenty else to do in the area, too!

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