Mollidgewock State Park
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Introduction

Mollidgewock State Park lies along the shore of the Androscoggin River within Thirteen Mile Woods Scenic Area, approximately 28 miles north of Berlin and three miles south of Errol. The Androscoggin offers great canoeing and kayaking opportunities for both novice and expert paddlers. The area is a favorite of fishing enthusiasts and is popular for watching moose and other wildlife.

The primitive campground offers 47 tent sites. Water and pit toilets are located in the campground; wood and ice are offered for sale. Reservations are accepted.

The Androscoggin offers great canoeing and kayaking opportunities for both novice and expert paddlers. The area is a favorite of fishing enthusiasts and is popular for watching moose and other wildlife.

Amenities: A primitive campground, water and pit toilets are available here. Wood and ice are offered for sale.

Acreage: 45.5 acres

Waterfront: Androscoggin River

Number of Campsites: 47 primitive and remote sites

Pets: Pets are permitted.

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Transportation in Mollidgewock State Park

Driving

Location: Mollidgewock State Park is located on Route 16, Errol, NH.

Highway 16 follows the meandering course of the Androscoggin River as it makes its way through the valley to the park. the road is generally well-maintained, but watch for flash flooding during periods of high water. Keep an eye out too for the area's abundant wildlife, especially the numerous moose. These animals fear nothing, including speeding vehicles.

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Campgrounds and parking in Mollidgewock State Park

Campsites in Mollidgewock State Park

Reservations camping

Mollidgewock State Park Campground

Mollidgwock's campground may be on the primitive side, with no electrical or water hookups to offer. But for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, that can be a good thing. And the location can't be argued with. Kick back and listen to the sound of the murmuring water flowing past, and feel your stresses and worries simply melting away. Some campsites are so close to the water that you could almost cast a line right from your tent.

The majority of the sites are tent sites, but that doesn't mean you can't do a little car camping in a smaller van or tent trailer. Only two sites will accommodate RVs up to 25 feet. Tap water is available from the main building. Pick your spot carefully, then relax and enjoy the serenity of Thirteen Mile Woods.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Mollidgewock State Park

In-Season

Swimming

In calmer stretches of the river, it's possible to wade into the water right from the wooded banks. On a hot day, there's nothing more soothing than the cool water of the river on your skin. Be aware, though, that swimming is done at your own risk, as there are no lifeguards to bail you out. Stay in depths you're comfortable with and avoid deeper water.

Picnics

There are few better ways to spend time with family and friends than by packing a picnic to have in beautiful surroundings. Mollidgewock State Park can certainly provide that. There are many picnic sites and tables set up throughout the park for anyone to use. Or you can just spread a blanket on a grassy spot in the sun and enjoy your food by the river.

Boating

With access to the river, you can guarantee that they'll be ample opportunities to launch a boat. The river offers a great mix of fast-flowing rapids and placid areas, so it's suitable for boaters of all skill levels, from beginners to experts. And if you don't have a boat of your own, don't worry. The park provides rental watercraft so that you can still get out on the water.

Off-Season

Whitewater Rafting

The nearby town of Errol is home to several companies that offer rafting trips on the river. Don't worry if you've never tried this exhilarating outdoor activity before, because the river offers rapids from Class II all the way up to class IV. This means almost anyone can try this sport for themselves.

Wildlife Watching

Mollidgewock State Park is something of a haven for wildlife. Deer and black bear can be spotted in the mixed fir and spruce forest, and ospreys, herons and sometimes bald eagles are all common visitors. And of course, this being New Hampshire, don't be surprised if you encounter a moose on your trip. Just remember to give these majestic animals plenty of space, and remember: never feed the wildlife!

Fishing

Where there's water, there's fish. And the Androscoggin river provides habitat for a wide variety of species. You can fish from the shore or on a boat, whether you have one of your own or you choose a rental. Trout, bass, northern pike and yellow perch are all species that can be caught in this river. You will need to obtain a New Hampshire fishing license to fish these waters, but it's most definitely worth the effort.

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