Thank you for visiting the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department website. NH Fish and Game



Boat Ramp Closure at Wellington State Park to Remove Seasonal Dock and Pilings

Garret Graaskamp: (603) 271-1748
Becky Johnson: (603) 271-3211

September 29, 2017

BRISTOL, N.H. -- The public boat access facility to Newfound Lake at Wellington State Park in Bristol, N.H., will be closing for one day to remove the floating dock and pilings at the boat ramp.  The effort will take place during the week of October 10-13.  Safe-work conditions will be dependent on the weather, so a specific day cannot be determined at this time. The exact day of the closure will be announced as soon as it can be confirmed.


During the closure, both cartop carry-in and trailer ramps will be within the safety zone setback of the crane and extraction area. For this reason the ramps will be closed, and there will be no opportunity to launch or retrieve motorized boats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, or other self- propelled craft during this time.  The parking area for the ramps will be closed to the public.  The fee-based parking area for the beach at Wellington State Park will remain open based on the N.H. Division of Parks and Recreation beach operating schedule and rules.


New Hampshire's Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds.  Fish and Game's Facilities Construction and Lands Division acquires land for public water access sites, refurbishes existing sites, and builds new public boat access areas.  For more information on boating access locations in New Hampshire, visit

Back to the newsroom