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About Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion
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 Clubs 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.
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ADA Accessible
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion is located in White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire
44.324 N
-71.217 W
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The Dolly Copp Picnic Area is located on NH Route 16 about 5 miles south of Gorham, New Hampshire, and 13 miles north of Jackson, New Hampshire.
1 Review of Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion
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Nice spot to spend the day

This is a picnic area, please note that there is NOT any camping here. Dolly Copp campground and Barnes Field (group camping) are located just north of the picnic area on Route 16.

That being said, this is a great spot with a large wide open grass area for multiple users. There are picnic tables spread out in the area, an old stone fireplace and several grills interspersed on the grounds. The Peabody River runs right by the picnic area and offers great fly fishing and pools here and there for cooling off during the warmer months.

There is also a pavilion for rent if you're looking for more protection from the elements. The website ( says that there are flush toilets. These facilities are currently closed but there are port-a-potties available, one of which is ADA accessible.