National Parks

Pillsbury State Park

Washington, NH

4 (3 reviews)

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Address: Pillsbury State Park, Off Route 31, Washington, NH 03280, USA Number: 603 863 2860 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

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?






$2 (Ages 6 - 11)


Free Under

5 years and NH residents


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Additional Information

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

Any top tips?


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

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!

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Where is it at?


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

Need a little extra help?


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

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When can we go?

Gates open 9am - 5pm

All year round

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