Pillsbury State Park

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Heavily wooded and sprinkled with several ponds and wetlands, Pillsbury State Park is one of the more primitive and lesser known gems of the New Hampshire state park system. Its diversity of habitats makes it home for a great variety of wildlife, including moose and loons. 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 Mt. Sunapee to the north. Canoeing, warm-water fishing, picniking, hiking and mountain biking are favorite park activities. History buffs enjoy exploring the park's long-abandoned and overgrown mill sites and cellar holes, remnants of early farm settlement and lumbering of the late 1700s and early 1800s when the area was called Cherry Valley.

The 41-site campground includes 34 sites available by reservation only - seven of these are walk-in, one is a hike-to site, and two can be accessed by boat. One site is available for youth group reservations. Five sites are for first-come/first-served campers.

Activities: Camping, picnicking, fishing, canoeing, hiking, some mountain biking

Amenities: Campground, picnic tables, canoe rentals Water, pit toilets, a playground, canoe rentals, and firewood are available at this primitive campground.

Pets: Pets are permitted at Pillsbury State Park but should be leashed and supervised at all times.

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Location: Off Route 31, Washington


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Primitive Camping

The primitive campground is open from early May through late October. Water, pit toilets, a playground, canoe rentals and firewood are available. Five of the forty campsites are remote and accessible only by foot or canoe. Pillsbury camping permits may be presented at nearby Mount Sunapee State Park for free day-use, including swimming.

First-come first-served

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