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White Lake State Park Sailboat at White Lake © Jennifer Ensign
Time for a sail in the warmth of early Fall.
White Lake State Park White Lake State Park © Jennifer Ensign
Peaceful clouds over the lake in early autumn,
White Lake State Park © Gary Hardenbrook
White Lake State Park Beach Picnic © Gary Hardenbrook
White Lake State Park © Gary Hardenbrook
White Lake State Park © Gary Hardenbrook
White Lake State Park © Gary Hardenbrook
White Lake State Park People on the Beach © Jennifer Bakos
People at the State Park
White Lake State Park Canoes at Sunset © Jennifer Bakos
Canoes reflecting a beautiful sunset over White Lake.
White Lake State Park silhouettes © Jennifer Bakos
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Route 16
Tamworth, New Hampshire   03886

Phone: 603-323-7350
Reservations: 603-323-7350
Some of the best swimming in the White Mountain region can be found in 140-acre White Lake State Park in Tamworth. The park lies along the shore of White Lake, which is an example of a typical glacial lake. During the Ice Age, glacial ice was buried beneath glacial till or debris. When the ice melted, a depression was created which gradually filled with water. Guests are welcome to enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake on a well-maintained foot path while looking for loons or signs of beaver activity, or to try their hand at the good trout fishing the lake provides.

Admission is $3 for adults; $1 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free.
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
1. White Lake State Park offers a beautiful sandy beach for swimming.
2. Lifeguards are on duty during peak summer months ensuring safety.
3. The lake's shallow water is perfect for beginner swimmers and children.
4. Clear, clean waters offer excellent visibility while swimming or snorkeling.
5. Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards can be rented nearby to explore the lake further after your swim session.

The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. Canoe and kayak rentals are available, providing an excellent way to explore the lake's calm waters. Motorized boats are also allowed on the lake but must adhere to certain speed limits in order not to disturb other guests or wildlife. There is a boat ramp provided for launching personal watercrafts into the water conveniently.
Enjoy fishing in a glacial lake teeming with largemouth bass, chain pickerel and horned pout. A boat launch is available for easy access to the water. The park also offers ice fishing during winter months when conditions permit it.

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White Lake State Park offers picnic tables and grills, with beautiful lake views. No alcohol is allowed in the park.
Biking enthusiasts can explore a variety of trails, suitable for different skill levels. Be aware that some paths are challenging.

The park's terrain varies from flat to hilly areas, providing diverse biking experiences. Stay vigilant on uneven surfaces.

A popular option is the 2-mile trail around the lake; however, it requires careful navigation due to its narrowness and foot traffic.

Mountain bikers might prefer off-road tracks in forested sections but should be cautious about potential wildlife encounters or hidden obstacles under foliage.

Remember always wear helmets while riding as safety precautions against unexpected falls or collisions with other cyclists or pedestrians on shared pathways.

For those seeking leisurely rides amidst nature's beauty rather than adrenaline rush will find plenty options here too - just remember not all routes allow bikes!

Lastly, respect posted signs regarding bike access restrictions - these help protect sensitive habitats within this beautiful natural area.
The park offers diverse birding opportunities with species like loons, herons and warblers. Birdwatchers can explore trails around the lake or rent a canoe for water-based observation. During migration seasons, rare birds often stop by this location.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 2 one of the greatest lake
park review stars; one to five my wife and our 3 kids camped here for 3 nights in summer of 2011. The white lake was so cleaned and warm, a perfect place for kids to swimm and watch the sun sets/rises over the mountains. The boat rental clerk, a w/m in the 60s, is very cocky and restrictive by the park rules. My wife and 3 kids were not allowed to rent a row boat for 4-adults as we were allowed in other parks. Instead, we had to rent a giant doubled-roar aluminum boat that exhausted most of our energy. People here seem to be very conservative and naive. The camps are full of rowdy people on the weekend. The camp is very close to Route 16 that you can hear cars passing by all night long.
park review stars; one to five MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME
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