State: New Hampshire
Address 1: Off Route 3A
Open: mid-May through the summer season
Full Hook: Yes
Please Note: Only organized youth group camping is offered on both Belle and Cliff Islands. Reservations are required and may be made from mid-May through the summer season by calling the park directly.
Wellington State Park boasts the largest freshwater swimming beach in the New Hampshire State Park system. Hiking trails and picnic areas along the shore afford views of one of the deepest and clearest lakes in the state. The park maintains volleyball and horseshoe courts. The Snack Bar offers a variety of snacks, ice cream, cold drinks, beach and picnic items, and souvenirs.
Within the park, the peninsula nature trail features picnic areas, designated fishing areas, plant identification markers, and spectacular views of Newfound Lake and Cliff and Belle Islands. A well-marked hiking trail leads from the park and provides hikers access to Goose Pond, the Sugarloafs, Bear Mountain, Welton Falls, and Mt.Cardigan. A developed boat launch operated by N.H. Fish & Game adjoins the park, providing boaters free year-round access to Newfound Lake. Boat lanes along the beach allow boater access to the park for the regular admission price.
Operating Schedule: Facilities: Daily May 28 – September 6. Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 8:30am – 6pm. Gates are always open. State Park lands are always open for recreation, please be reminded that comfort stations might not always be available.