Pawtuckaway State Park is a 5000acre preserve in New Hampshire, United States. It is one of the largest state parks in southeastern New Hampshire and is named for Pawtuckaway Lake and the Pawtuckaway Mountains. The park extends from the west shore of the lake to the west side of the mountains.GeologyThe Pawtuckaway Mountains are a small, rocky, circular range that form the outline of an ancient volcanic ring dike dating from 130—110 million years ago (Cretaceous). The ring dike, first completely mapped in 1944, is a smaller and more accessible example of the same kind of geological process that formed the Ossipee Mountains to the north. The inner ring is roughly one mile in diameter, while the outer is measured at almost two miles.Earthquakes occurred in the vicinity of the ring dike in the summer and fall of 1845. Known as the Deerfield explosions, they were described as subterranean noises often as loud as the report of a 12 pounder cannon when heard at a distance of half a mile but without echoes. They were the subject of much speculation at the time.EnvironmentThe park lies within the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion.Before you head to Nottingham, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nottingham attractions planner , to make sure you see all that Nottingham has to offer, including Pawtuckaway State Park.
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Very nice camp sites with plenty of water access and bathrooms available. Camp sites are fairly spaced apart but each space differs in size. Sound carries over the water so if people on other sites ar... more »
We spent a weekend in October camping here. We stayed in site 78 on Horse Island. We were caught off guard by how far we had to drive from the entrance into the park to reach out campsite, but that wa... more »
We go every year for Columbus Day Weekend. You get the feel like your in a secluded mountain and lake front environment. The lake is spotted with lots of little islands. Much of the topography is boul... more »
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