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570 Ocean Blvd   

Rye, NH 03870
Phone: 603-436-7406
603-436-8043 (Science Center)
603-227-8717 (Events/Group Use)
603-227-8722 (Seacoast Office)

Activities and Amenities

At Odiorne Point State Park picnickers can enjoy sweeping views of the ocean and rocky shore, and explorers can uncover evidence of the parks military history. An extensive network of trails wind through the dense vegetation and traverse the park. The Seacoast Science Center, which is located in the park, has exhibits relating to the natural and human history of Odiorne and the seacoast area (separate fee).  Note: playground equiptment is closed until further notice.

Make a Reservation

Book your trip to Odiorne Point State Park: Visitors can make a reservation before arriving at the park as parking is limited (especially on nice weekends and holidays). Walk-in spaces are available for visitors on a first come/first-serve basis. Reservations can be made up to 30 days prior to arrival.

*If visiting the Seacoast Science Center, reserve access at seacoastsciencecenter.org.
If visiting the park only, use the reservation button below. This includes parking at both the main park entrance and the boat launch parking areas.

ODIORNE POINT RESERVATIONS

Parks Plate & Season Pass: There are desiganted spaces set aside for plate/pass holders on a first-come/first-serve basis. Reservations are still encouraged in the event a park reaches capacity (requiring a $1 transaction fee).

NH Senior Citizens: To receive a discount at our per person fee locations, enter the number of NH Seniors in the vehicle/occupant information section of the order details page, rather than the number of adults.

Operating Schedule & Fees

Dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.

Admission for the park is $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Season passes are available. When park is unstaffed during the season, please use Iron Ranger (self-serve paystation). Additional fee for The Seacoast Science Center.

Park Fees Days/Hours
Adults: $4
Children (6-11): $2
Opens weekends (Friday-Sunday) only 3/19/2022
Fulltime 5/13/2022
Main Entrance: Open Daily, 8am – 6pm (gates close at 6pm)
Boat Launch: Open Daily, 8am-5pm (gates close at 5pm)
 
A Seasonal bathhouse and/or porta pottie for park visitors is located at the main entrance.
Porta-potties are available at the boat launch. 

This park is always open for recreation unless otherwise posted. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

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The Seacoast Science Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing educational experiences at Odiorne Point State Park on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks. The Seacoast Science is currently open Wednesdays-Sundays only from 10 am to 4 pm.

SEACOAST SCIENCE CENTER RESERVATIONS

Weddings and Events at Odiorne Point State Park

Surrounded by beautiful stonewalls and overlooking the ocean, Odiorne Point provides a natural backdrop and intimate setting for your next special occasion. Odiorne Point State Park offers one of the most beautiful and diverse natural settings along New Hampshire’s coastline with 135-acres of rocky shoreline, sandy beaches, salt marsh, freshwater and salt ponds, dense forest , military and historical sites all connected by an extensive trails system. 

Odiorne Point Events/Weddings Information SheetA 3,200 sq. ft. (40’x80’) multi-peaked event tent will be installed for the season and is available to customize for your function. The group-use area rental fee includes event tent, mast pennants, interior perimeter tent lighting and electrical power.

For more information, check out our Outings in State Parks page and see a complete listing and photos of all our State Park Pavilions and Group Use Areas.

Are pets allowed at Odiorne Point State Park?

Pets are not permitted in the park. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Keep Your Parks Clean

Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Visit our Accessibility for All webpage at www.nhstateparks.org/news-events/accessibility. For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.

Notice: Drone Use is Restricted
Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permitted take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.

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  • Louise Hamlin
    Louise Hamlin
    a week ago

    Wonderful oceanfront trails and historical bunkers from WWII, with an amazing playground for kids, restrooms, and Seacoast science center. There are many picnic tables available, as well as a free viewing scope. It's fun watching lobster boats working quite close to shore. No swimming.

  • Lorna Christian
    Lorna Christian
    2 months ago

    Wonderful experience. I brought my bike, but decided to walk. The Nature Center staff was helpful and very knowledgeable. The hidden gem of this trek was the food truck called The Food Shack. I had the haddock sandwich with fries and a limeade. The food was cooked to order and the sandwich was perfect, lightly fried and very tasty. I swear those were homemade pickles and a tomato from their garden. Yummy!!! I recommended it to another customer and she later thanked me for the suggestion. Highly recommended, if you just happen to be driving by.

  • Elizabeth O’Brien

    Lovely park with multiple beaches, walking trails, picnic tables, bathrooms, and playground equipment. Great place for checking out the ride pools, collecting rocks, and sometimes finding Seaglass. Beautiful area and worth the $4 parking fee.

  • Kristen Rogers
    Kristen Rogers
    4 months ago

    Beautiful park with gorgeous defined walking trails, the coastline is rocky but accessible (not where you'd go to swim). Interesting features like old bunkers make it historically intriguing too.

  • Matthew Raudonis
    Matthew Raudonis
    7 months ago

    Including the Sea Science center we spent about five hours mostly exploring the coastline. Lots of places to picnic, but honestly nothing beat sitting on the rocky shore. The battlements were kind of cool, and unexpected, but covered in graffiti. It would be awesome if they were restored and had some informative plaques about them.

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