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Boat Ramp Closure at Wellington State Park (Newfound Lake)

Garret Graaskamp: (603) 271-1748
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211

October 9, 2017

BRISTOL, N.H. -- The closure of the public ramp facility at Wellington State Park (Newfound Lake) has been confirmed for Friday, October 13, to enable removal of the floating dock and pilings at the boat ramp.


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 entire 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

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