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From Milford, NH: travel east on NH-101A for 2.2 miles before turning right onto NH-122. Proceed for 4.8 miles south on NH-122. Parking for Silver Lake State Park is located on both sides of the road.

From Nashua, NH: Travel west on NH-130 for 4.3 miles then turn north (right) onto NH-122. Parking for Silver Lake State Park will be located on both sides of the road after 1.3 miles.


Silver Lake State Park spans 80 acres and its sandy 1,000-foot beach curves along 34-acre Silver Lake. Popular activities in the park include swimming, picnicking, and boating. Amenities include picnic tables and kayak rentals. There is a short trail loop starting from the beach and miles of hiking trails starting from the main parking lot and entering neighboring Spalding Town Forest.

Other Information

Due to the popularity of Silver Lake State Park's beach area on nice weekends and holidays, the beach will most likely sell-out in the morning hours. Once the beach area reaches capacity additional beach goers cannot be admitted due to safety concerns.

There is a fee to access this state park; please check the fee schedule on the NH State Parks website. Season passes are available. When park is unstaffed during the season, please use Iron Ranger (self-serve pay station).

The state park's operating season is generally Memorial Day through Labor Day. The parking area is plowed in the winter and hiking trails are accessible year-round. Snowmobiles groom and maintain some of these trails in the winter season. 

Trail Manager

Visit NH State Parks online for more information, or contact:

New Hampshire State Parks
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3556


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