Forest Lake State Park can be found off Route 116 in Dalton, New Hampshire. The office of the park can be reached at 603-837-9150 . Created in 1935, Forest Lake is one of the original ten state parks in New Hampshire, a number that has grown to 65 state parks since that time. The park features a 200 foot beach on Forest Lake. Activities that are available at the park include boating, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, picnicking and swimming. The park is open from about the middle of June until Labor Day.
Camping is not offered in the park, however many other activities are. Horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, and just enjoying nature are very popular at the Forest Lake State Park. Most visitors come to the park to use the beach and picnic areas and to enjoy nature. Due to the atmosphere and family friendly ways of the park, pet owners are asked not to bring pets with them into the park. Camping is available in nearby Burns Lake Campground just three miles away or in Apple Hill Campground just five miles away. If you want to travel a bit further, Snowy Mountain Campground is about six miles from Forest Lake State Park or Mountain Lake Campground is seven miles away.