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Crawford Notch State Park

1464 US Route 302 Harts Location, NH 03812 Phone: 603-374-2272

Activities and Amenities

 Crawford Notch State Park has 5,775 acres providing access to numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, fishing, wildlife viewing, and spectacular mountain views. Crawford Notch State Park is rich in history with the famous Willey House. The campground in the park is Dry River Campground and offers 36 wooded sites. Dry River Campground Information.

Operating Schedule

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. 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. Willey House Operating Schedule: The Willey House is open full time only beginning on May 24 and closes October 14. Operating hours are 9:30 – 5pm. *Operating dates and times are subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly. Dry River Campground Schedule:
Pre-Season Full-Time Closing Office Hours Camping Rate Per Night
5/3-5/23 5/24-10/14 12/1 Daily: 9am-9pm $25 (no hook-ups)
Dry River Campground Map    |  Dry River Campground Information/Policies   Please note: The main operating season for the campground is Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Outside of the main camping season, (early spring and late fall) camping is first come, first serve and weather permitting. Staffing, services, and facilities may be limited during this time. Please use iron ranger (self-service pay station) to make payment.

The New Hampshire State Park Experience

In celebration of National Trails Day the Appalachian Mountain Club kicked off it’s first of four volunteer trail work projects at Crawford Notch State Park. The AMC provided the tools, equipment, and leadership to get involved with the trail work. To volunteer yourself, or to read more about the experience check out the AMC Volunteer Trail Work post on our blog site. For more photos  and posts, follow The New Hampshire State Park Experience blog and also join the conversation on Facebook.

Are pets allowed at Crawford Notch State Park?

Leashed pets are permitted in all areas of the park except inside the Willey House. 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

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.

The New Hampshire State Park Experience Blog

4/18/12      “Dreams Come True near Crawford Notch State Park”