Garret Graaskamp: (603) 271-1748
Jay Martin: (603) 271-5619
October 10, 2023

Bristol, NH – The public boat access facility serving Newfound Lake at Wellington State Park in Bristol will be closing for one day to allow for the removal of a floating dock and pilings at the boat ramp. Routine maintenance of the pile system will also take place. The effort is scheduled for Monday, October 16, weather permitting. In case of inclement conditions, maintenance will be scheduled for a later date.

During the installation, both the cartop carry-in and trailer ramps will be within the safety zone setback of the crane and work 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 watercraft. 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 following the Department of Natural and Cultural Resource’s beach operating schedule and posted rules.

NH Fish and Game’s Statewide Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and federal Wildlife and Sport Fish 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