Fewer campsites will open for Greenfield State Park's 50th year
By KATHLEEN BAGLIO HUMPHREYS
Union Leader Correspondent | June 16. 2014 8:53PM
The Department of Parks and Recreation oversees 92 campgrounds, beaches or historic attractions for families to enjoy such as Greenfield State Park in southern New Hampshire. The park is celebrating its 50th anniversary. (KATHLEEN BAGLIO HUMPHREYS/Union Leader Correspondent)
Nearly 100 campsites will go dark.
“We notice over the past 10 years the occupancy rates diminishing so we looked at the current occupancy and we can easily make this a more manageable space and cut back some of the sites,” said Amy Bassett of the N.H. Parks and Recreation Division.
Greenfield State Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary and offers wooded campsites, fishing, hiking, swimming and picnicking.
Otter Pond is open to the public and has a public beach area and a private camper’s beach area with a 900-foot beach. It offers bathhouses, a boat launch, picnic tables as well as canoe and kayak rentals. The store sells hot dogs, pizza, candy, beverages and other items. The picturesque lake is set back in a quiet area but is easily accessible from Forest Road in Greenfield. There are no lifeguards on duty.
The park is pet friendly but due to state law dogs are not allowed on the beach.