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Sunapee State Beach
Phone: 603-763-5561

Location: This major recreation area in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region offers year-round activities. In the winter, alpine skiing is available at Mt. Sunapee Resort, owned by the state of New Hampshire and managed by the Okemo Mountain Resort.

The 4,085 acre lake at Mt.Sunapee State Park Beach is an ideal spot for family and group outings - enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking.

State Park system locations:
Mt. Sunapee State Campsite is located off of Rte 103, Newbury

Mt. Sunapee State Beach is situated about a mile from the campground and offers many amenities.

Activities: Swimming, picnicking, boating, camping

Amenities: The beach has a store, canoe and kayak rentals, a playground, and a new bathhouse. A boat launch is available with some restrictions.

Camp Grounds: Mt. Sunapee State Park Campground has five renovated lean-to sites. This allows for excellent family camping in a natural setting. The campground has pit toilets and water, and each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Mt. Sunapee State Park Beach, with flush toilets and showers, is located about a mile from the campground.

Day-use: 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.

Campground overnight camping fees: $21 (platform, no hookups), and $29 (lean-to, no hookups) options available

Operation Schedule: (day use area)
Weekends only: Mid-May to Mid-June
Daily: Mid-June to Labor Day

Mt. Sunapee State Park is open weekends only from the end of may through June; then daily from the end of June through Labor Day, September, with lifeguards on duty Wednesdays through Sundays. Hours of operation are from 9:30am - 7:30pm, weather permitting.

Camping Operation Schedule: Reserved camping includes use of these facilities. Reserved camping will be available beginning early June and closing early October. Reservations for campsites may be made by calling the Reservation Office, Monday through Friday, from January through the end of the season.

Acreage: 4,085 acres

Waterfront: Lake Sunapee

Number of Campsites: 5 lean-tos

Pets: Pets are permitted at the campground and at the park, except during the Arts & Crafts Festival. They are not permitted at the beach or at the ski area during the ski operating season.

More Information:
900-ft sandy beach. Great location for group and family outings.