Mendums Pond

Mendums Pond
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Mendums pond is a beautiful, 200-acre outdoor recreation area 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, and lakeside picnic areas are provided. Canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent. Swimming is permitted, however, there are no lifeguards on duty.


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Group Reservations & Parties

Email: Jordan Anderson
Phone: (603) 862-1829

Mendums Pond
50 Recreation Drive
Barrington, NH 03825

Important Information

Can I bring my pet?

Please leave the animals at home. Only service dogs are permitted on the premises.

Can I bring alcohol?

Alcohol is not permitted on the premises.

Are there grills?

Yes. There are four charcoal grills throughout the facility. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fires are only permitted in the designated grills. Please do not start fires in the fire rings.

Is there a lifeguard?

There is no lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.

Where do I park?

The main parking lot is just past the second gate in an open field. The lower parking lot (near the Mendums Pond admin building) is reserved for handicap parking and emergency vehicles only.

Are there trash cans?

Mendums is a carry in/carry out facility. Visitors are asked to take trash along with them.

Are there watercrafts available to rent?

Kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent to be used at Mendums.

What time do boat rentals end?

The last boat rental of the day is one and a half hours before closing. All boats must be off the water 30 minutes before closing.

Can I pay with a credit card/debit card?

Mendums is a cash-only facility.

When are the gates closed and locked?

Gates will be closed and locked at 7 p.m. weekdays, 6 p.m. weekends. All cars must be out of the lot by then. 


Please note: Mendums Pond is a cash only facility. 

Pass Type Fee
Season - UNH summer school student Included with Campus Rec membership
Season - Faculty/staff (Full-time, benefits eligible) Free with Faculty/Staff ID
Season - Adult (ages 18 & older) $55
Season - Youth (3-17 yrs.) $44
Child (ages 2 & under) Free
Season - Family pass ( admits 2 adults & 2 children, or 1 adult & 3 children) $154.50
Daily Pass - Adult (ages 18 & older) $6
Daily Pass - Youth (3-17 yrs.) $4
Child ( ages 2 & under) Free

Refund Policy

Seasonal Memberships – No Refunds.


Please note: Mendums Pond is a cash only facility. 

Equipment Fee
Canoes $10 per hour
Kayaks $10 per hour
Standup paddleboards $10 per hour


  • Alcohol and pets are prohibited.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Fires are only permitted in designated grills.
  • NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY - swim at your own risk.
  • All canoe, kayak, and standup paddleboard users are required to wear life jacket.
  • We are a carry-in, carry-out facility. 
  • 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.
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