CONCORD, New Hampshire ??вЂќ The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation personnel in cooperation with the Washington Fire Department have successfully evacuated Pillsbury State Park in Washington today. Due to the extreme amount of rain received severe flooding was caused within the park. This caused campsite and road washouts. It was decided for the safety of the park guests that a volunteer evacuation was recommended.
Park officials have closed the park to assess damage. The park will remain closed until all assessment is complete and repairs can be made.
The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation is part of the Department of Resources and Economic Development and manages 72 state parks, campgrounds, historic sites, trails, waysides and natural areas. To learn more about the Division of Parks and Recreation, visit www.nhstateparks.org or call 603/271-3556.