Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
Yes
Lodging
No
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Umbagog Lake State Park is located at the southern end of Umbagog Lake in New Hampshire’s Great North Woods region. It is home to a 60-campsite campground, 33 of which are primitive, remote sites that may only be reached by boat. In addition, there are three cabins available at the main campground and four remote cabins out on the lake. The small campground has flush toilets, showers, and drinking water, and some sites have views of the lake.  When the water temperature warms up, there is a small swimming beach with an open view of this remarkable landscape.

Much of Umbagog Lake is either surrounded by Umbagog Lake State Park property, where the remote campsites are located, or is part of the Umbagog Lake National Wildlife Refuge. It is common to see moose, deer, loons, and eagles in this area, so bring binoculars if you have them! There are very few hiking trails around the lake, so sightseeing and wildlife viewing is typically done from the water. The state park rents canoes, kayaks, and rowboats to help get you out there, and it sells fuel for motorboats. A boat ramp and docks provide easy access to the water, and Umbagog Lake is a fantastic place for fishing.  

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Other

Open Year-round

No

Open from

May 18 to October 21

Pros

Beautiful scenery. Wildlife viewing. Great fishing.

Cons

None.

Features

Family friendly
General store
Boat ramp(s)
Wildlife
Big Game Watching
Bird watching
Near lake or river
Picnic tables
Backcountry camping
Flushing toilets
Rental facilities
Dump stations
Vault toilet
Potable water
Playground
Fishing
Big vistas

Location

Field Guide

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