Dan Hole Ponds, Ossipee/Tuftonboro

Dan Hole Ponds, Ossipee/Tuftonboro

Tuftonboro, New Hampshire 03853

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About this Location

Dan Hole Pond is a 443-acre water body located in Carroll County in eastern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Ossipee and Tuftonboro. The pond is situated on the south side of the Ossipee Mountains. Water exits Dan Hole Pond via the Dan Hole River, part of the Ossipee Lake watershed and ultimately that of the Saco River in Maine.

The Ossipee Conservation Commission and the Dan Hole Pond Watershed Trust are working together to preserve 295 acres of forestland on the southeast slope of Thurley Mountain in the Ossipee Mountains. They are concerned that the beautiful open space, forest resources, water quality, and recreational lands that currently make Ossipee such an attractive place to live and to visit are now threatened by development pressures currently facing Ossipee and the rest of Carroll County. The Trust will purchase and manage the property. It is a non-profit land trust formed in 2000 dedicated to preserving the forested open space and wildlife habitat of the Dan Hole Pond watershed and the nearby Ossipee Mountains. The Conservation Commission will hold a conservation easement on the property which will be open to the public for recreational activities such as hiking and hunting.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

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Last updated November 14, 2023