Surry Mountain Lake, Surry

Surry Mountain Lake, Surry, N.H.


The Surry Mountain Lake recreation area will be open for the season May 25 through Sept. 1, 2024, Wednesdays through Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Recreation Facilities/Activities

Surry Mountain Lake offers year round fun for everyone. Swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, and boating are some of the summertime favorite activities enjoyed at Surry Mountain Lake. The recreation area offers a 600-foot long sandy beach with a swimming area; a change house; picnic tables with grills; sanitary facilities; and a boat ramp for those who enjoy canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and motor boating (no wake). During the winter, visitors enjoy cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Hunting and fishing are also favorite activities at Surry Mountain Lake.

Hunting and Fishing

With over 1,600 acres of managed land and a 265 acre lake, Surry Mountain Lake, offers the hunter, angler, wildlife photographer and birder great opportunities to see various species of wildlife. In the spring the state stocks trout upstream of the lake, and in the fall, pheasants are stocked.

Hunting and fishing are permitted in accordance with New Hampshire state laws and posted regulations. For more information on hunting or fishing, you can contact the New Hampshire Division of Fish and Game.


If you are planning a family reunion, wedding reception, or business outing, don't forget the shelters at Surry Mountain Lake. Two large shelters that seat about 100 people each, are located in the recreation area and may be reserved for a fee, as well as a small shelter that seats about 16 people. Bathrooms with flush toilets are located close-by to the shelters.


The privately-owned Surry Mountain Campground lies on nonfederal land adjacent to the project area and offers 35 campsites. There is no camping at Surry Mountain Lake Beach.


Surry Mountain Lake has over 6 miles of multipurpose trails that are available for hiking, walking, running, and biking, as well as snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter. Pets must be leashed on the dam road but may be off leash on the trails, as long as they are in the owners control. The trails offer access to the Dort Road Natural Area, Lily Pond Falls, and the Lily Pond Trail up Surry Mountain, which extends off of USACE property. The trail also provides many opportunities for wildlife sightings with access to the lake shoreline, wetlands, grasslands, and wooded areas with stream crossings. 

Trail Map available here

Reservations and Fees

Shelter Reservation Fees:

  • Maple Shelter  - 30' X 44' large covered shelter which accommodates roughly 100 adults, and includes electricity. $85/day.

  • Aspen Shelter  - 30' X 44' large covered shelter which accommodates roughly 100 adults, and includes electricity. $85/day.

  • Birch Shelter - 16' X 20' covered shelter which accommodates roughly 16 adults, and includes electricity. $35/day.

To make a reservation please go to or call 1-877-444-6777 and search or ask for Surry Mountain Lake Beach.

Special Events:
These fees vary, depending on the event. Please call the office at 603-352-4130.

Interpretive Programs

Visitors are always welcome to walk into the park and utilize the area. Fall and winter are a wonderful time of year to take a walk through the park and when we have enough snow, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing as well as snowmobiling are a great way to get out and enjoy the area. Don't forget to check out our cross country ski trail at the Dort Road area. The 2 mile groomed loop goes along field edges through a pine stand, and along the river.

Wildlife viewing is a popular activity enjoyed in the park, throughout the year, and this winter, you can enjoy ice fishing on Surry Mountain Lake.

If you are interested in interpretive programs and would like a park ranger to present a program, we are available for both on and off site presentations. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a program please call.

- Updated: 05/30/2023



Know Before You Go

  • No park entrance fee
  • Carry in, carry out all trash
  • No pets allowed in the park
  • Motorboats are allowed (No Wake)
  • No lifeguard – Swim at your own risk
  • No metal detecting or removing artifacts from federal property
  • All unmanned aircraft as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), including drones, are prohibited on designated Corps land in accordance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulations 36 CFR 327.4b. Drones and remote controlled aircraft are authorized for licensed club members in designated areas. Call the Project Office (603) 352-4130 for more information.
  • No commercial activities, sales, or solicitation of business on USACE land.

  • Shelter reservations and or group events that bring in hired food trucks or vendors, large event tents (greater than 12’x12’), bounce houses, and any other atypical items are required to apply for a special use permit by calling the main office at 603-352-4130. Please inquire if you are unsure.

- Updated: June 15, 2022




Surry Mountain Lake Office
108 Surry Dam Road
Surry, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-4130
Fax: (603) 355-9914
Surry Mountain Lake Office Directions

Surry Mountain Lake Beach Directions
Route 12A
Surry, NH 03431


Shelter Reservations
Phone: 1-877-444-6777