Bear Brook State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

At over 10,000 acres, Bear Brook State Park is easily the largest developed state park in the state of New Hampshire and it is chock-full of things to see and do. From hiking and biking to fishing and boating, you’re sure to find some way to fill your time in this beautiful park. In fact, the wide variety of activities available keep people coming back year after year. 

Located in southeast New Hampshire, the weather at Bear Brook State Park is much like that in the rest of the state. Rainfall can and does happen any time of year, with an average of 7 rainy days per month. Winters are brutally cold and summers are warm and pleasant. 

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Spring 21-68 F
Summer 51-82 F
Fall 27-72 F
Winter 9-35 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bear Brook State Park

One of the best things to do in Bear Brook State Park is make use of their wonderful camping area. This in-park campground offers coin-operated showers, potable water, and a dump station. The sites do not include any hook-ups, but this is a small sacrifice to make to stay in such a gorgeous and fun park.

Tent camping during your time in Bear Brook State Park is just fine, but staying in a comfortable RV is even better. After all, sleeping in a real bed with amenities such as running water and a refrigerator certainly beats sleeping on the ground with no amenities to speak of. 

The trouble is, not everyone has an RV to take along on their state park adventures. This is where RVshare steps in. Our amazing rental site has an enormous variety of travel trailer and motorhomes available for event, making it super easy to find the perfect rig in your price range. Why not run a search today to see what you can come up with? 

Can’t get into the Bear Brook State Park campground? No worries! There are other options in the area.

Cascade Campground

Located in London, NH, Cascade Campground is a bit of a drive. That said, it’s well-loved by all who visit, making it a worthwhile drive for sure. The staff are fabulous and the restrooms are exceptionally clean. 

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes 

  • Other amenities: Propane refills; fire wood; pool; fishing area; beach

Epsom Valley Campground

A bit closer to the state park, you’ll find Epsom Valley campground. This park is also well kept and the service is wonderful. Kids enjoy the mini golf and board game library, and adults enjoy the peace and quiet. 

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Mini golf; horseshoes; canoe rentals; swimming area; themed weekends; and much more

Lazy River Family Campground

Another relatively close option is Lazy River Family Campground. The rates here are incredibly affordable, and kids will adore the many fun activities that happen in the park. 

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Pool; playground; swimming pools; river access; camp store

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What to Do at
Bear Brook State Park

Inside Bear Brook State Park

Wondering what you’ll do during your time in Bear Brook State Park? Try these awesome options!

Walking/Hiking/Biking/Horseback Riding — With 40 miles of trails to explore, hiking, biking, and even horseback riding are all fabulous options. Be sure to bring plenty of water and comfortable shoes so you’ll be well prepared to hit the trails. 

Swimming — Swimming is one of the best activities found in this park during the summer. Head to the in-park swimming beach for a great day spent splashing and playing in nature. 

Archery — This park boasts not one, but two archery ranges. Therefore, if archery is your hobby of choice, you’ll have plenty of places to hone your skills. Just be sure to bring your own equipment.

Museums — Want to learn something new? You can do just that at the Bear Brook State Park museum complex. This complex is home to a number of museums including the New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum, Old Allenstown Meeting House, and the Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation Corps Museum.

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How to Get to
Bear Brook State Park

Bear Brook State Park is located off of Deerfield Rd just east of NH-28. 

The address of the park is:

89261 522 Ave

Niobrara, NE 68760

Entering Bear Brook State Park

The fee for entering the park is listed below. Season passes are also available or those who will visit often. Children under 5 and adults over 65 pay no fee.

The park is open on weekends beginning in early March, and opens every day beginning in mid-June. From mid-September through the end of February, the park is closed. Weekend and holiday operating hours are 8am–7pm. All other days the park will open at 9am and close at 7pm.

Bear Brook State Park Adults : $4.0

Bear Brook State Park Children : $2.0

Ages 6 to 11

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bear Brook State Park

What is the climate of Bear Brook State Park?

Bear Brook State Park has a climate similar to the rest of New Hampshire. The winters can be extremely cold with huge amounts of snowfall. As for the summers, they're typically warm and pleasant with temperatures in the 70s.

What is the best time of year to visit Bear Brook State Park?

If you want warm, pleasant weather for activities like hiking, biking, and horseback riding, the best time to visit Bear Brook State Park is during the summer. The temperature should be consistently warm and comfortable between June and August.

Are pets allowed at Bear Brook State Park?

As long as they stay leashed at all times, pets are allowed in certain areas of Bear Brook State Park. Pets are permitted in the campground and on the trails but not in the beach area.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Bear Brook State Park?

Many interesting species call Bear Brook State Park home. During your visit, you might spot deer, moose, black bears, turkey, and squirrels. If you watch the sky, you may also see waterfowl and several types of migrating birds.

Is Bear Brook State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Bear Brook State Park offers several features to make access easier for disabled visitors. These features include reserved parking spaces, wheelchair ramps, beach wheelchairs, roll-in showers, accessible restrooms, and hardened surfaces on trails and walkways.