National Parks / Natural World

Pillsbury State Park Washington

Where is it at?

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Pillsbury State Park
Off Route 31
Tel: 603 863 2860


From I-93: Take I-89 north to Exit 5 onto Route 202/9. Follow Route 9 to Route 31 in Hillsborough, then follow signs to Pillsbury State Park From I-95: Take Route 101 west to Route I-93 North towards Concord. Take I-89 north to Exit 5 onto Route 202/9. Follow Route 9 to Route 31 in Hillsborough, then follow signs to Pillsbury State Park

Where are we going today?

Have you ever heard of Pillsbury State Park? You might not have, as it's one of the lesser known and more primitive state parks in the state of New Hampshire, but when you visit you certainly won't forget it!

Pillsbury State Park is a heavily wooded and beautiful piece of nature, with several ponds and wetlands. It has a huge diversity of habitats, which makes it a great place for wildlife to live and thrive. Loons and moose are just some of the creatures that you might spot!

The park is also great for those active families, as it's crossed by a network of mountain biking trails and hiking trails. Get those comfortable shoes out because there's a lot of explore!

If you love history, then there is something for you too! There are long-abandoned cellar holes, which are artistically overgrown, which are actually remnants of the early farm settlements and lumbering industry from the 1700s and 1800s when the area was actually called Cherry Valley, and not Pillsbury State Park!

You better be ready for that outdoor adventure - and yes, it's all year round! If biking is your thing, there are not only biking trails, but mountain biking trails for the more adventurous. You can take to the water on your own boat with the boating ramps, or enjoy some kayaking and canoeing. 

Get out and try and find those beautiful moose on the hiking trails, and after wards the kids can have some fun on the playground!

Winter is just as fun to enjoy the park in, from snow mobiles  and cross country skiing - there's a host of activities with your family's name on it!

State (park) of the art fun in New Hampshire for the family! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$4
  • Children$2 (Ages 6 - 11)
  • Free Under: 5 years and NH residents

When can we go?

Gates open 9am - 5pm

All year round

I'm Hungry!

There are plenty of picnic areas that you can enjoy you own packed lunch on! Amazing views!.

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you take plenty of bottled water to keep those little ones hydrated! .

Any Top Tips?

To pay the admission, when the park is unstaffed during the season, use the Iron Ranger self-service paystation.

Doing our bit

The park work with the Carry-In / Carry-Our program so they can ensure the park stays lovely and clean, so help them out by keeping the park beautiful too! .

Need a little extra help?

Get in contact with the park directly for the access needs for any disability..

More information

Pets are permitted in the park, but check the policy before you go .

What people are saying?

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    Beautiful and scenic with plenty of room. This place is the jewel of the NH state park system.

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    Park is awesome with some amazing lake front sites. The staff on the other hand is nazi-like. Tracy, the manager, who allegedly only has the job since her daddy works for the state, is the camp's hitler. Follow every rule. Or, according to other staff members, if she doesn't like you she will just make something up and call the cops. Also according to other staff, she became Hilter-like after she had a run in with the law. Perhaps NH should check her criminal background and see if Daddy does the right thing.

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