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520 Old Chesterfield Road
Winchester, NH 03470
Phone: 603-239-8153

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NOTICE: On October 14th and 15th road and trail repair work will be taking place off Old Chesterfield Road, south of the Horseshoe Road junction.   Gravel trucks may be encountered on Horseshoe Road, and Old Chesterfield Road on both Thursday and Friday.

Pisgah State Park includes over 13,300 acres of rough forested terrain, encompassing a complete watershed north of the Ashuelot River. Within the Cheshire County towns of Winchester, Chesterfield and Hinsdale, the park protects seven ponds (popular for fishing), four highland ridges and numerous wetlands. The area’s 21 square miles make it the largest property in the New Hampshire state park system.

Six trailheads around the park disperse use, reducing guest impact and encouraging the discovery of Pisgah’s natural and cultural features. Year-round trailheads for hiking, mountain biking, ATV and snowmobile use provide options for short, moderate, and long treks into the backcountry. Park staff monitor the impact of motorized and bicycle use on the park seasonally. Please be advised that trails may be closed for mud season or as other conditions warrant. For information about trail status or about equestrian use, call the Bureau of Trails at 603-271-3254.

Operating Schedule

The park is unstaffed but is open to the public year-round at no charge. The gate remains closed through mud season. Should an emergency arise during your visit, please call 911 for assistance.

The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Please be aware that many State Park areas and trails are not staffed during the off-season, and day-use fees are not collected. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety.  Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

Gates
Gates close through mud season.

Are pets allowed at Pisgah State Park?

Leashed pets are permitted in this park. See our pet-friendly parks page 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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  • Jessica Lockie
    Jessica Lockie
    a year ago

    Beautiful park with lots of trails and lakes. Has something for everyone but you gotta find the right location. Some are really secluded and others are super popular.

  • Richard Grumm
    Richard Grumm
    10 months ago

    Great place to hike. Long or as short as you want. Park off route 63. Go around several ponds.

  • Noel Winter
    Noel Winter
    11 months ago

    Wonderful place to go offroad. The trails are easy for Adventure bikes. If you have a bike and never took it offroad this is the place to start. I have experience offroad but it was still fun to ride.

  • Sandi Corrieri
    Sandi Corrieri
    a year ago

    I really love walks at Pisgah. The trails are marked and there are maps online. Diversity in the scenery with woods, water, meadows and some remnants of homesteads. There is hunting, so wear bright clothing or vests. I see lots of people walking dogs on leashes,too.

  • Nathan Brown
    Nathan Brown
    5 years ago

    I hiked the Kilburn Loop Trail, total distance in and out is approximately 7 miles. I would consider this trail moderately difficult. It has been a while for me so it made it slightly more difficult. Be prepared with insect repellent and water. Its a pet friendly park and although the parking lit was full, I didnt see anyone while on the trail.

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