Observing site: Lake Francis State Park
Address: 439 River Road, Pittsburg, NH
Zip Code: 03592
Contact: Park Office
Telephone number: 603-638-6707, 603-538-6965
Web site: http://www.nhstateparks.com/francis.html
Restrictions: Nominal Park entrance fee
Directions: 5 miles north of Pittsburg, NH off of US Route 3 Google Map
How are the sky conditions? This is a treed area in the great north woods of NH, just south of the Canadian border and the International Dark Sky Preserve.
Best horizon: North over the lake at 15 degrees
Worst horizon: South, cut off by trees at 26 degrees
Comments from contributor: This a site in the midst of a popular recreational area of NH. It is near the Connecticut lakes and there are numerous first class lodging opportunities. Just over the Canadian border, there is the Mt. Megantic Observatory, a major observatory managed by a consortium of Canadian universities.
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