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475 Kearsarge Mountain Road
Wilmot, NH 03287
Phone: 603-526-6168

Activities and Amenities

        

Winslow State Park, is located on the northwest slope of Mt. Kearsarge in Wilmot, New Hampshire. The picnic area is on an 1,820-foot plateau with outstanding views of the White Mountains to the north and the taller of the southern and central Vermont peaks. Mt. Sunapee, Ragged Mountain, and Pleasant Lake dominate the closer landscape. A one-mile foot trail leads from the picnic area to the summit of Mt. Kearsarge. A 1.75 mile trail offers a loop possibility.

Make a Reservation

Book your trip to Winslow 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.

HIKING 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 Senior Citizens in the vehicle/occupant information section of the order details page, rather than the number of adults.

Operating Schedule

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

Fee Full-Time
Adults: $4
Children (6-11): $2
Gate open 4/8/2022 (Gate is now open, no facilities or staff)
Open Daily 5/13/2022,
Hours: 9am – 4pm (gates close at 6 pm)

This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting. 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.

Fees

Admission 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).

Are pets allowed at Winslow State Park?

Leashed pets are permitted in this park. See our pet-friendly park page for more information.

The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway

The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway is a 75 mile loop trail that links four New Hampshire State Parks: Sunapee, Winslow, Rollins, Wadleigh. The trail also links three New Hampshire State Forests: Gile, Kearsarge and Shadow Hill as well as one Wildlife Management Area: Bog Mountain. See the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Coalition website 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 permittted to take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.

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  • Robin Volkman
    Robin Volkman
    a month ago

    Awesome views! Quick hike to the top from the parking lot, would recommend taking the steep trail up (through and over waist high rocks ) and take the more flat trail down. The guy at the entrance gate was very helpful and gave us a map.

  • Kris Bowden
    Kris Bowden
    11 months ago

    Yesterday we hiked after a rainy night and with the fallen leaves it was MUCH harder than folks said in other posts. The gatekeeper was kind enough to warn us so we skipped the 1.1mi steeper trail up and went up and down the 1.7mi trial. We ended up with a 4.6mi round trip because of the amount of skirting that was needed to safely traverse the mountain. It was definitely for skilled climbers with slippery rocks and roots throughout. A few times I had to slide down rocks as there wasn’t always an option to go around - but I am giving it a five star rating because, although challenging, the view was beautiful.

  • Peter
    Peter
    a year ago

    Always a great hike, but make sure that you go online to pay ahead and reserve because they're apparently doing reservations at all state parks since COVID started and they plan to keep it that way. We went on a less busy day so they still let us pay and go up but they said that they do sell out depending on the weather, etc. The Raleigh (Warner) side is a much shorter (half mile) hike. The Winslow (Sutton) side is a longer hike.

  • justbeforedawn July
    justbeforedawn July
    6 months ago

    I loved the scenery and the fresh air. There are two trails you can take. Take the trail to the left, it's longer but it's not as steep.

  • Niles (Alfie’s dad)

    Minimal effort high reward. A great New England mountain. Both trails are under 2 miles each and not that steep with an amazing view. Parking lot is small but with a bathroom and playground. It is definitely geared towards kids and families. If you want a challenge this isn’t for you but you want a fun easy hike it so is.

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