Forest Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

Located in Dalton, New Hampshire, in the northeastern region of the state, this beautiful park is a destination location for active outdoors enthusiasts. Hiking trails are available, offering everything from challenging terrain for more experienced trekkers to easy, light walks for those looking for a more relaxing route. Mountain bikers are sure to get their fill of adventure here as the trails provide plenty of scenic views, and some will even offer a trickier ride that will satisfy advanced riders. This park is approximately five miles from Dalton and near several cities, including Whitefield, Jefferson, Lancaster, and Concord, to mention a few. 

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Spring 20-64 F
Summer 48-76 F
Fall 32-55 F
Winter 4-25 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Forest Lake State Park

RVing is a great way to explore all that the parks systems have to offer. Many conveniences are found within these parks, including full hookups, park centers, stores, and other amenities. It's easy to find the right RV rental for your trip by visiting our rental page.

Riverside Camping & RV Resort

Riverside Camping & RV Resort offers 100 RV sites with full hookups and a range of amenities. Rates average about $59 a night. There are also weekly, monthly, and seasonal rates available. The site is conveniently located in Lancaster, New Hampshire, and is approximately 15 miles from Forest Lake State Park.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes, 50 amp (additional charge)

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: Heated pool, laundry, restrooms, playground, boat ramp, pavilion, fire pits, and picnic tables

Mountain Lake Camping Resort

Located in Lancaster, the family-owned Mountain Lake Camping Resort offers seasonal monthly rates for their full-hookup sites with cable and sewer. Spring and fall season rates range from $54-$65 per night. Peak season, which is from June 26 through September 7th, ranges from $64-$95 per night. Monthly rates are also available.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: Heated swimming pool, water slides, picnic tables, lake, restrooms, showers, playground, firewood, peddle boats, canoes, and kayaks

Burns Lake Campground

Located in Whitefield, New Hampshire, the area-leading Burns Lake Campground features over 35 RV sites, including some pull-thru sites. Daily rates range from $30-$50. There are also monthly rates available.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: Backpacking, pool, biking, boating, fishing, golf, hiking, hunting, kayaking, canoeing, off-road vehicles, rock climbing, swimming, white-water rafting, and winter sports

Crazy Horse Family Campground

Located in Littleton, New Hampshire, and nestled in the White Mountains, Crazy Horse Family Campground is a four-season RV park that features over 50 RV sites with full hookups, fire pits, and picnic tables. Daily rates are $48. Weekly and monthly rates are available.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: Family and holiday-themed activities, fishing, hiking, swimming, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing

RV Rentals Near Forest Lake State Park

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What to Do at
Forest Lake State Park

Inside Forest Lake State Park

One of New Hampshire’s original state parks, Forest Lake State Park offers 397 acres and a sandy beach welcoming you for a great visit. Inside the park, you can pursue activities such as swimming, picnicking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, and more. Known for being resplendent and clean, Forest Lake State Park is the ideal spot for a family getaway.

Outside Forest Lake State Park

The area is filled with destinations promising education and entertainment. From theme parks to beautiful natural vistas, your visit to Forest Lake State Park will not disappoint. Below are a few sights to consider when planning your itinerary.


The Beal House

Located in the historic Main street district of Littleton, The Beal House is a New England inn that offers classic American tavern menu items. Be sure to take advantage of their renowned seafood fare and kale salads.

Type: Tavern

Location: 2 W Main Street, Littleton, NH 03561

Littleton Freehouse Taproom & Eatery

Littleton Freehouse Taproom & Eatery is a family-owned restaurant serving locally sourced food and craft beer.

Type: American

Location: 28 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561

Schilling Beer Company

Specializing in European-inspired beers, Schilling Beer Company is a local brewery owned by the Schilling family. Enjoy the Scandinavian farmhouse-inspired store and tasting room, large decks with breathtaking river views, and their wood-burning fireplace while discovering your favorite brew. A food truck garden offers additional food menu items.

Type: Brewery

Location: 18 Mill Street, Littleton, NH 03561

1865 Wine Cellar

An actual cellar with temperatures maintained between 55-60 degrees, the 1865 Wine Cellar allows you to experience fine wines on the grounds within the Mountain Grand View Resort and Spa. Dining is available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Reservations and business-casual attire are required.

Type: Winery

Location: 101 Mountain View Road, Whitefield, NH 03598

Chang Thai Cafe

Be sure to stop by Chang Thai Cafe during your stay in the area. Owner Emshika, a native of Bangkok, Thailand, established this upscale, contemporary diner featuring fresh ingredients and Asian-rich dishes.

Type: Thai

Location: 77 Main St, Littleton, NH 03561


Little Village Toy & Book Shop

Little Village Toy & Book Shop is an indie store offering everything from classic toys and games to the hottest award-winning books.

Location: 81 Main Street, Littleton, NH 03561

Bella Funk Boutique

Bella Funk Boutique is a family-owned boutique featuring upscale designer goods and specialty items crafted by local artisans. From jewelry to leatherworks and a wide range of women's apparel, the selection at this popular shopping destination in Littleton offers something for everyone.

Location: 9 Main Street, Littleton, NH 03561

The Little Herb Shoppe

For something a little different, stop by The Little Herb Shoppe. This is an herbal apothecary offering a variety of high-quality herbal remedies and wellness consultation services.

Location: 19 Main Street, Littleton, NH 03561

The Purple Peacock

The Purple Peacock is an art and antique boutique located in the historic downtown district of Littleton. This location is home to over 100 dealers and local artisans and their goods.

Location: 49 Main Street, Littleton, NH 03561


Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is a nature destination filled with interactive exhibits and encounters with the area’s rich ecosystems and native animals. Visitors will see black bears, mountain lions, raptors, river otters, bobcats, and more. Cruises are featured on Squam Lake for additional nature experiences.

Location: 23 Science Center Road, Holderness, NH 03245

Clarks Bears

A family-owned bear-themed entertainment park featuring water rides, rock climbing, games, gem mining, and Segway tours, Clarks Bears is sure to provide fun for the entire family.

Location: 110 U.S. Route 3 Lincoln, NH 03251

Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad in Meredith span 50 miles between Tilton, NH, and Lincoln, NH. There are several excursions to choose from to view the wonderful mountainous area abundant with lakes and rivers.

Location: 64 Railroad Street, Lincoln, NH 03251

Santa's Village

Santa's Village is a Christmas-themed park that includes rides, reindeer encounters, gift shops, and more. There are also plenty of food options along with opportunities to catch a 3D movie and light show.

Location: 528 Presidential Highway, Jefferson, NH 03583

Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

Located in New Hampshire’s Kinsman Notch in the White Mountains, Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves is land ready for exploration. Resulting in magnificent wonders, nature’s shaping of Kinsman Notch and the surrounding area began approximately 300 million years ago.

Location: 1712 Lost River Road, North Woodstock, NH 03262

Lahout's - The North Face & Patagonia Summit Shop

Lahout's is a fourth-generation family-run shop serving skiers, hikers, and other outdoors enthusiasts. With eight stores in six locations, this shop promotes top brands that look good, feel great, and provide ultimate support for outdoor activities.

Location: 99 Main St., Littleton, NH 03561

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How to Get to
Forest Lake State Park

From Dalton, take NH-135 South toward Comeau Road for 2.1 miles and then take a left onto Union Road and follow it for another 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Miller Road and drive for a little over half a mile. Turn right onto Mountain Road, which you'll follow for 1.7 miles. The entrance to Forest Lake State Park will be on the right. 

From Whitefield, head southwest on NH-116 West/NH-142 West/Littleton Rd toward View Street for 2.5 miles. Then, turn right onto Forest Lake Road and follow it for 1.8 miles. Continue for close to a mile on Faraway Road. Turn left onto Mountain Road, and the entrance to Forest Lake State Park will be on the left.

Entering Forest Lake State Park

Forest Lake State Park is open year-round. Upon entering the park, check-in with park staff to confirm registration, pay any required entrance fees, and obtain your car pass.

Forest Lake State Park Per person, adult : $4.0

Forest Lake State Park Per person, youth : $2.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Forest Lake State Park

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

The best time of year to visit Forest Lake State Park is spring and summer. There are more activities because of the warmer weather and more staff available for assistance.

Are pets allowed at Forest Lake State Park?

You can have your pets in the park and on trails as long as they are on a leash and well-attended. However, they are not allowed in the beach areas.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Forest Lake State Park?

While at Forest Lake State Park, you can sometimes see moose, coyotes, bears, and wolves. Keep in mind that some of the wildlife could come close to sites located near heavily wooded areas.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Forest Lake State Park?

There are about 150 open and trailer sites that are available. Most tent sites are located along the water, and RV sites are located near electric and water hookups.

Is Forest Lake State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Yes, Forest Lake State Park is accessible for visitors with disabilities. Some of the accessibility features at the park include reserved spots in the parking lot, rails along the trails, accessible bathrooms, and wheelchair ramps.