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No dog beach or park

Unfortunately, in this day of family vacations, we can’t bring our dogs?!? But they’re our babies... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
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Wonderful lake and park

This is the quintessential New Hampshire lake state park -- the water's clear and clean, with... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Rye, New Hampshire
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“picnic tables”(13 reviews)
“newfound lake”(16 reviews)
This park includes a large swimming beach on Newfound Lake.
Off Route 3A, Bristol, NH 03222
+1 603-744-2197
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, in this day of family vacations, we can’t bring our dogs?!? But they’re our babies, too!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OnAir813128
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is the quintessential New Hampshire lake state park -- the water's clear and clean, with wonderful views of surrounding mountains and hills, and it has a nice beach. Safe place to bring the kids because there's no deep drop-off. And it's near a town...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NHjo
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you don't happen to live on Newfound Lake or in one of the 5 towns around it with beach access, then Wellington State Park is the place for you to go to experience a wonderful day of boating, swimming, picnicking and hiking. Newfound Lake...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank trishc47
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Perfect lake spot. Sandy beach. Clean water. All amenities. Great views. A lake beach I expect to return to many times.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MEO39
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I grew up going to Wellington State Park every summer and love it. There is a great family beach with lifeguards and a roped off swimming area. A boat ramp to launch your boat for a fun day on the lake, and some great short...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank leiasnerfherder
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Newfound Lake is a priceless place - something like 22 springs refresh the lake something like 4-5 times a year, making the water so beautifully clear. And Wellington State Park is a treasure. It's a very clean gated park (paid entrance as a State Park),...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank EWilson72
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Well kept grounds, picnic tables, clean beach with lifeguards, store, very pleasant and relaxing. Short walk from ample parking lot. Beautiful views, warm water.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Cecily M
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Spent most of the summer in and out. Great beach area. Wonderful place for children with the gradual depth. Can go down the sides if you don't want to be around children. Bring your picnic lunch- tables and grills available. Cleanest lake in NH!!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Janet W
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Reasonable entry price, $5 for adults and $2 for children 11 and under. Walk to beach is not too long with picnic tables in shade all along beach area. There is plenty of shade and you can sit in your chair and watch your little...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank ILuv2travel22
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Have not visited yet, checked it out today as people were rushing to take shelter from a sudden shower. Saw a sign that parking permits were needed. Does anyone know where to get them? Thx

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank LINDI611
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Response from NHjo | Reviewed this property |
I just checked their website, and there are no dogs allowed on the beach during the normal season, and no separate dog park. The park is closed for winter now, but the beach and trails might still be accessible, even though... More