Bear Brook State Park, with over 10,000 acres, is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire. Located in the southeast region of the state, there is plenty to do and see for everyone. Forty miles of trails through the heavily forested park lead to seldom visited marshes, bogs, summits, and ponds. The park offers a day-use area, group areas, and a 101-site campground. Bear Brook State Park Campground Information. If archery is your sport, Bear Brook State Park boasts two archery ranges - one 15-target range maintained by the N.H. Fish and Game Department, plus an additional four-target practice range that is universally accessible. (Bring your own archery equipment.) A Museum Complex within the park which is home to New Hampshire Antique Snowmobile Museum, Old Allenstown Meeting House, and the Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum. Most of the museums are housed in historic CCC buildings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bear Brook Camp is one of the most complete camps remaining intact and in use in the country. The museums are open at various times throughout the summer.

trail running
5 days ago

I had an hour to kill while out of town and this was perfect! Took about twice as long to get to the top as it did to come down, but the views were worth it. Well marked, fairly technical, and is mostly rock towards the top. Wish I had time to go longer- worth the $4. Heads up, they only take credit cards in the booth near catamount. The main entrance is cash only.

Cut our loop short because of the threat of thunderstorms but still a nice trail loop we made. Pretty easy with 3 kids and only slight inclines. Would be great for mountain bikes!

18 days ago

Very short but a good climb and lots of fun. There is not much of a view due to trees blocking the vista but it was a great hike. The trail is not marked with blazes, but occasionally there are white markers that say catamount. There are many little trails that run off the trail that are obvious in the summer, which are possibly mountain bike trails

The way we went, which was the most clear path (up Catamount, down Catamount shortcut, didn't bother doing the extension at the top) was only about 2 miles. Makes it an easy to intermediate hike. Yes the whole way up is an incline, but it's not too steep. Catamount shortcut is a shorter way up, but much steeper!

2 months ago

3 months ago

Great, quick hike with gorgeous views

on Catamount Trail

8 months ago

10 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous. The trail was well marked and very quiet for it being a 70 degree afternoon in October. Totally worth the 4 dollars per person park fee.