The Outdoor Recreation Area is a beautiful 200-acre site just seven miles from Durham. The pond is located on the Little River, a tributary of the Lamprey River and part of the larger Piscataqua River watershed. The Area is perfect for boating and picnicking. Lakeside picnic areas are provided and canoes and paddle boats are available for rent. Swimming is permitted, however, there are no lifeguards on duty.
|Regulations||Maps & Photos|
|Rates||Group Reservations & Teambuilding|
2013 Summer Schedule:
|June 18-August 14||Tuesday-Sunday (CLOSED Mondays)||11:00am-7:00pm|
|August 15-August 30||CLOSED|
|Monday September 2 (Labor Day)||OPEN!||11:00am-7:00pm|
|August 31 - September 29th||Open Weekends only||12:00am-6:00pm|
|Off Season||Group Event Reservations||By arrangement|
Alcohol and pets are prohibited.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
You may purchase a "Mendums Pond Pass" if you only wish to use the Mendums Pond Recreation Area and not other campus recreation facilities.
Directions and additional information about use of the area are available at the Service Desk in the Hamel Recreation Center.
From Durham, take Route 4 West to the Lee traffic circle. Travel 2.5 miles west of the Lee Traffic Circle on Route 4 and take a right just past the power lines (you'll see a small sign for UNH Rec area). Travel on this road for approximately 0.5 miles, you'll see a chain link fence gate on the left, this is the main road into Mendums Pond.
|Season Passes:||Full time UNH student||Free (w/ sticker from the Rec. Center)|
|UNH summer school student||Free (w/ summer library card)|
(Full-time, benefits eligible)
|Free (w/ sticker from the Rec. Center)|
|Youth (6-18 yrs.)||$40|
|Youth (6-18 yrs.)||$25|
|Family pass (access for one vehicle)||$110|
|Five & under||Free|
|Canoe & Kayak Rentals:||$5/hour|
|From Durham, take Route 4 West to the Lee traffic circle. Travel 2.5 miles west of the Lee Traffic Circle on Route 4 and take a right onto Hall road just past the power lines (you'll see a brown sign for UNH Rec area on Rte 4). Travel on Hall road for approximately 0.5 miles, you'll see the Recreation drive street sign and gate on the left, this is the access road into the UNH Rec Area on Mendums pond! Follow the dirt road down to the left to find the parking lot.|
|Groups can reserve the Mendum's Pond recreation area for a group outing during our regular summer hours, or during the fall. If you would like to make a reservation, or find out more, please contact Campus Recreation at 603-862-4585, or email. See below to find out more.