White Lake State Park

April 19. 2011 9:18PM

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.

Location: On Route 16, Tamworth

Phone: 603-323-7350

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

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

Operation Schedule:

Day-Use Weekends: Mid-May to Mid-June

Daily: Mid-June to Labor Day

Camping: Mid-May to Mid-October

Acreage: 577 acres

Waterfront: White Lake

Campsites: 200

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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. which is famed for its tax-free outlet shopping opportunities. The east end of the Kancamagus Highway, a National Scenic Byway that extends 32 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. Within the park, trout fishing, swimming, hiking, and canoeing are favorite activities of campers. A camp store, showers, canoe rentals, ice, and firewood are available.

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. Reserved camping with full staffing and facilities will be available from May 28 to October 11, 2004. Reservations for campsites may be made by calling the Reservation Office, Monday through Friday, from January through the end of the season. Campers interested in possible first-come/first-served camping prior to the opening of the reservation period should call the park directly in mid-May for further information.


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