DOLLY COPP PICNIC PAVILION, NH

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Located along the Peabody River in the heart of the White Mountains, the Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion is a wonderful location for a family reunion, wedding reception, or any large group gathering.The Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion, located in the Dolly Copp Picnic Area, sits along the pristine waters...

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Overview

Located along the Peabody River in the heart of the White Mountains, the Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion is a wonderful location for a family reunion, wedding reception, or any large group gathering.

Natural Features:

The Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion, located in the Dolly Copp Picnic Area, sits along the pristine waters of the Peabody River. Surrounded by forested land, visitors will enjoy exploring along the outskirts of the Picnic Area.

Recreation:

The Peabody River is a popular fishing destination and can be accessed from the Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion. A large field directly in front of the Pavilion offers room for games and socializing. The Dolly Copp Campground, with over 170 campsites, is located conveniently across the river from the Picnic Area.

Facilities:

Originally constructed in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the pavilion was reconstructed in 1996 using some of the original timbers and new timbers harvested from trees planted by the same 1936 CCC crew. The pavilion has eight accessible picnic tables, a large stone fireplace and a flag stone floor. Two charcoal grills are available next to the pavilion. The Dolly Copp Picnic Area has a dumpster, running water, and a flush toilet.

Nearby Attractions:

The Dolly Copp Picnic Area is about five miles south of the town of Gorham and 13 miles north of Jackson, New Hampshire. Attractions between the two towns include Wildcat Ski Area, the Mount Washington Auto Road, and the Appalachian Mountain Club's Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. White Mountain National Forest visitors can explore the Great Gulf Wilderness, hike to Tuckerman Ravine and Mount Washington, visit Glen Ellis Falls Scenic Area, or stop by the Androscoggin Ranger District Visitor Center by driving a only a few miles from the Picnic Area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Walkways
  • Birding
  • Creek Access
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
  • Historic Sites
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
  • Water
  • Water Access
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • The Dolly Copp Picnic Area is open from 8:00am until 9:00pm.
  • There is no electricity available.
  • Amplified music and/or public address systems are not allowed.
  • Pets must be on a leash (no longer than 6 feet) at all times.
  • All fires must be extinguished before departing. Charcoal and firewood are available in towns to the north or south of the Picnic Area.
  • Vehicles must stay on the paved surface at all times.
  • While the pavilion can be rented for your use, the remainder of the Picnic Area is open to the public.
  • The pavilion should be left clean with all refuse properly disposed of upon your departure.
    • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    DOLLY COPP PICNIC PAVILION
    300 Glen Road
    Gorham  NH  03581

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (603)466-2713