Updated Information: State Park Pass Sign-out available from Allenstown Library

Bear Brook State Park Passes Available to sign out.

The Allenstown Public Library and the Allenstown Economic Development Committee have collaborated to purchase two season passes to New Hampshire State Parks for the residents of Allenstown.

The 2020 season passes are valid for any day of the week and their purpose is to provide residents with free access to Bear Brook State Park or any other state park of their choice.

Each Library Pass allows two (2) adults and up to four (4) dependents to gain free access for one day to Bear Brook or any park of their choice. The pass is NOT valid at the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, the Flume Gorge, Hampton Beach State Park (South Beach), or Wallis Sands State Park and it is not valid for use at the metered parking on the seacoast or for camping. Passes are available on a first-come basis.

Making a Reservation for a Pass
Step 1: To reserve a one-day pass, call the Library (603-485-7651) on Tuesday or Thursday between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or send e-mail to [email protected]. Specify the date on which you would like to use the pass.
The selected date must be at least two days after the date you contact the Library. This will allow time for processing.

Step 2: After you receive an e-mail message with a PDF copy of the Library Pass, print it out.

The Allenstown Public Library and the Allenstown Economic Development Committee have collaborated to purchase two season passes to New Hampshire State Parks for the residents of Allenstown.

The 2020 season passes are valid for any day of the week and their purpose is to provide residents with free access to Bear Brook State Park or any other state park of their choice.

Each Library Pass allows two (2) adults and up to four (4) dependents to gain free access for one day to Bear Brook or any park of their choice. The pass is NOT valid at the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, the Flume Gorge, Hampton Beach State Park (South Beach), or Wallis Sands State Park and it is not valid for use at the metered parking on the seacoast or for camping. Passes are available on a first-come basis.

Step 2.A. Your are going to also want to make a Reservation through the State.  NH State Parks Dept. has cut visitor capacity to 50% for all parks. For Bear Brook State Park, this is a bit over 400 visitors per day. They have also set up an online reservation system for paying visitors.

https://www.nhstateparks.org/planning/day-use-reservations 

The system includes a http://allenstownlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/park-pass-reservation.pdf.

Step 3: On your selected date, pack up your hiking gear, gather everyone together, and drive to the park. Show the pass to the park employee at the Catamount Pond or Podunk Road Toll Booth to gain admission to the park.

Note:  The best plan is to use the preceding three steps, ignore the registration system, and arrive at the park as early as possible so you can get right in. Allenstown residents are typically a much smaller number of visitors than people from out of town and out of state.