Pisgah State Park

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Coordinates: 42°50′N 72°26′W / 42.833°N 72.433°W / 42.833; -72.433
Pisgah State Park
New Hampshire State Park
Country  United States
State  New Hampshire
County Cheshire
Location Winchester
 - elevation 978 ft (298 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°50′N 72°26′W / 42.833°N 72.433°W / 42.833; -72.433
Area 13,668 acres (5,531.2 ha)
Location of Pisgah State Park in New Hampshire

Pisgah State Park is a 13,668-acre (55.31 km2)[2] woodland located in Cheshire County in New Hampshire. It is the largest state park in New Hampshire and contains a complete watershed north of the Ashuelot River, seven ponds, four highland ridges, numerous wetlands, and a 20-acre (8 ha) parcel of old-growth forest.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

The park occupies portions of three towns in southwestern New Hampshire: 8,320 acres (33.7 km2) are in Winchester, the northern 4,660 acres (18.9 km2) are in Chesterfield, and the westernmost 690 acres (2.8 km2) are in Hinsdale. Elevations in the park range from 120 m (390 ft) above sea level along the Ashuelot River at the southwestern corner of the park to 421 m (1,381 ft) at the summit of Hubbard Hill near the park's northwestern boundary. The largest water body is the 120-acre (0.49 km2) Pisgah Reservoir/Round Pond, west of the center of the park. The 35-acre (0.14 km2) Kilburn Pond is near the western border.[2]

Recreational use[edit]

Pisgah State Park is open year round for hiking. Mountain biking, ATV and snowmobile use is permitted on certain trails. There are six trailheads around the park that provide free access to the public.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pisgah State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. August 27, 2002. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b NH GRANIT database Conservation Lands layer
  3. ^ a b "Pisgah State Park". NH Division of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Forest Sciences". Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 

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