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Location and Description

Odiorne Point State Park is located in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, at 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye. It is the largest undeveloped stretch of shore in the Granite State. The park offers sweeping views of the ocean and scenic picnic areas on the grassy headland.

Activities and Attractions

Outdoor Activities:

  • Hiking and Biking: Visitors can enjoy trails that wind through the park, suitable for both hiking and biking.
  • Fishing: Anglers often fish along the rocky coastline.
  • Boating: The park is a popular launch site for kayaks and small boats.
  • Wildlife Watching: Home to a variety of habitats, it is an excellent place for bird watching and observing other wildlife.

Historical Significance:

  • The park has several historical military fortifications stemming from World War II and the Cold War era, known as the Fort Dearborn area.

Seacoast Science Center:

  • Located within the park, this center offers marine education and hosts exhibits about the ecology of the seacoast region.

Camping Information

Camping Availability:

  • Unlike many state parks, Odiorne Point State Park does not have traditional camping facilities such as campgrounds or RV hookups.

Alternative Accommodations:

  • For those wishing to camp, there are private campgrounds and state parks with camping facilities nearby in the Seacoast area. Rye Harbor State Park and Hampton Beach State Park are two of the closest options.

Park Rules and Regulations

  • Camping, fires, and overnight parking are not permitted within the park.
  • Park hours may vary throughout the year, so check the latest information before planning a visit.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in all New Hampshire state parks.
  • Drones are not allowed without a special permit.
  • Pets are typically permitted in the park but must be leashed and attended to; however, restrictions may apply during certain times of the year, so visitors should check the current rules in advance.

Visitor Tips

  • Check tide schedules if you are interested in exploring the tide pools or fishing.
  • Make sure to carry out all trash as the park emphasizes a carry in, carry out policy.
  • Wear sturdy footwear if you plan on walking along the rocky shoreline.
  • The weather can change rapidly along the coast, so dressing in layers and bringing a waterproof jacket is advisable.

Contact Information and Hours

For the most updated information on park rules, regulations, and hours:

  • Visit the official New Hampshire State Parks website.
  • Contact the park's main office directly for specific inquiries.

Note: This information is correct as of the time of writing, but visitors should always check the latest situation before planning their trip due to potential changes in policies or offerings.

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