Clough State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

Situated within the Piscataquog State Forest, Clough State Park is a 50-acre park filled with plentiful wildlife, forested trails, and sandy beachfront along Everett Lake. After disastrous flooding struck the area, Everett Dam was built on the Piscataquog River in 1963 to prevent devastating floods in the future, leading to the creation of Everett Lake. The following year, Clough State Park was established, named after John Clough, a local resident who donated several hundred acres to establish the Clough Reservation in the 1920s, which was later inundated by Everett Lake.

Thousands of visitors come to Clough State Park each year, drawn by recreational activities available at Everett Lake and the surrounding forest. The 900-foot beachfront is ready-made for sunbathing and playing in the sand, while the lake’s expansive waters are perfect for swimming, fishing, and boating. Many birds and other wildlife call the park home, including ospreys, American goldfinches, and red foxes — which visitors might spot when hiking or biking through the wooded trails or walking along the lake’s shoreline.

Whether you’re down for an adventure on land or in the water, Clough State Park is a wonderful place to explore. Read further for details on where to stay, eat, and play if you decide to visit Clough State Park on your next vacation.

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Spring 32-55 F
Summer 56-78 F
Fall 38-59 F
Winter 14-34 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Clough State Park

State parks offer the chance to experience the great outdoors — whether that’s through recreational activities like hiking and boating or by soaking up views of the lakes, forests, and mountains around you. For those looking to maximize their time outdoors, RVs are the perfect accommodation. Not only can you stay close to the park, you can also access full-size amenities in the bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. That means no sleeping on the ground or roughing it without showers!

If you don’t own an RV, then consider renting one through RVshare. They have hundreds of listings near your home or travel destination. Close to Clough State Park, you can find RVs in Concord and Boston and stay in nearby campgrounds including:

Cold Springs Camp Resort

A short drive from the park, this campground features 400 spacious RV sites with full hookups and amenities galore. Swim in their heated pools, relax in the hot tub, or check out their regularly hosted activities like bingo, hayrides, and dance parties. There’s even free breakfast on the weekends! Rates are $69-83 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wifi: Yes

  • Pet friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Free breakfast, restrooms, cable, laundromat, camp store, pond, swimming pools, playground, sports courts, recreation room, dog park

Autumn Hills Campground

Set on a wooded hillside, this family-friendly campground has large RV sites with full hookups in a peaceful, secluded environment. Relax by the campfire, lounge by the pool, or enjoy camp-wide activities including craft nights, ice cream socials, and boxcar racing! Rates are $46 per night. 

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wifi: Yes

  • Pet friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Bathhouses, laundromat, camp store, pond, swimming pool, playground, sports courts, recreation room, boat rentals, dumping station

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What to Do at
Clough State Park

Inside Clough State Park

With sparkling blue waters spread over 150 acres, visitors come to Clough State Park for swimming, boating, and fishing on Everett Lake. The long stretch of sandy beachfront is ideal for visitors who want to throw a frisbee, set up a picnic, or sunbathe by the shoreline. On land, there are opportunities to explore the trails that wind through the park and follow the Piscataquog River and Everett Dam.

Here are more details on the park’s most popular activities:

Hiking and Biking - Nature trails weave through the park, open for anyone wanting to hike or bike through the wooded terrain. Walk along Everett Dam for panoramic views of the lake or explore the trails along the banks of Everett Lake and the Piscataquog River. 

Boating and Fishing - Bring your canoe, kayak, or small boat and launch it from the park’s boat ramp to enjoy the tranquil waters of Lake Everett. Motorized boats are not allowed on the lake, creating a peaceful environment where anglers can catch bluegill, largemouth bass, and other fish.

Swimming - Swimming is permitted along the sandy beachfront. There are also spots off the trails where you can jump in the waters of Piscataquog River and Everett Lake. There are no lifeguards on duty at the park, so take precaution when swimming!

Outside Clough State Park

Outside Clough State Park, head into the quaint towns of Weare, Henniker, and New Boston to check out their antique shops and farmers markets, learn about their New England heritage, and experience their small-town charm. If you’re looking for a day trip, shopping, or other entertainment options, head into the larger cities of Concord and Manchester for a wealth of museums, restaurants and historical sites to explore.


Dimitri’s Pizza & Restaurant

This restaurant specializes in homemade pizza made with fresh ingredients. In addition to tasty pizzas like the Veggie Deluxe and Bacon, Dimitri’s also serves calzones, sandwiches, and salads. Stop by for lunch or dinner to see why people say this is the best pizza in town!

Type: Pizzeria

Location: Weare, NH

Puritan Backroom Restaurant

Known for its tasty chicken tenders, this restaurant serves American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Order their fried chicken tenders or try other items like the lasagna, cheeseburger, or Greek salad. For dessert, a scoop of their homemade, old-fashioned ice cream is a must!

Type: American

Location: Manchester, NH

KC’s Rib Shack Barbecue

This laid-back BBQ joint serves up hickory-smoked ribs and meats that are cut to order and seasoned with their homemade sauce. Try finger-licking barbecued meats like the pulled pork and brisket with sides of collard greens, mac ‘n’ cheese, and cornbread.

Type: Barbecue

Location: Manchester, NH

Granite Restaurant & Bar

This high-end restaurant specializes in New American cuisine and features an international wine list. With delicious entrees and exquisite presentations, you’ll enjoy a high-quality meal in a nice ambiance with excellent service.

Type: New American

Location: Concord, NH


Currier Museum of Art

Founded in 1929, the museum features American and European artwork by Calder, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, and others. The Zimmerman House, designed by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is also part of the museum. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children.

Location: Manchester, NH

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

This museum has interactive collections and exhibits on everything from astronomy and aviation to Earth and space sciences. Take a guided tour of the exhibits, see a show in the planetarium, and learn more about space history. Admission is $11.50 for adults, $8.50 for children.

Location: Concord, NH

The Pierce Manse

This estate was home to Franklin Pierce, a New Hampshire native and the 14th U.S. president. Tour this historic home to learn more about Franklin’s life and career and to explore exhibits on the domestic life of an American family in the 1840s. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children.

Location: Concord, NH

Canobie Lake Amusement Park

If you’re looking for a fun-filled day trip, then head to this amusement park. With rides for thrill seekers, families, and kids, there’s no shortage of fun to be had! Plus, they have carnival games, live shows, and a water park. Tickets are $39 per adult, $29 per child.

Location: Salem, NH

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How to Get to
Clough State Park

Clough State Park is 5 miles east of Weare off Routes 13 and 114.

From I-93, take exit 5 to I-293. Continue on I-293 to Route 101 west. From Route 101, take Route 114 north to Route 13. Then follow the signs to the park.

From I-95, take Route 101 west. Follow Route 101 to Route 114 north. From Route 114, turn onto Route 13 and follow the signs to the park. 

Address : 455 Clough Park Rd, Weare, NH 03281

Entering Clough State Park

Admission is $4 per adult, $2 per child. The park is open at 9am from Monday to Friday and at 8:30am on weekends. It closes everyday at 7pm.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Clough State Park

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

Summer is the best time to visit Clough State Park if you want to enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, or fishing, or the 900 ft. sandy beach. Winter is the best time to visit for snowmobiling, biking, or ice fishing.

What is the climate of Clough State Park?

Clough State Park enjoys a humid continental climate with warm and humid summers. The summers also feature severe winds. The winters tend to be long, cold, and full of snow. From Dec. to March, each month averages 11-14 snow days.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Clough State Park?

Many species of birds can be found in Clough State Park, including ospreys and American goldfinches. Visitors might also see red foxes, white-tailed deer, eastern chipmunks, and eastern cottontail. The red-backed salamander is a common sighting in the park.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Clough State Park?

Clough State Park does not offer any camping spots. Visitors with RVs often choose to take a day to visit Clough State Park, while choosing to camp at nearby RV-friendly state parks, such as Bear Brook or Pillsbury.

Are pets allowed at Clough State Park?

While many New Hampshire state parks allow pets, even in a limited capacity, Clough State Park does not. Pets are not welcome at Clough State Park at any time of year.