When can I visit Peirce Island?

The park is open for fishing and boat launching 24 hours a day year round. (Fishing permits are available at the Portsmouth Police Department)

For ALL OTHER ACTIVITIES, the park hours are:

  • Sunrise to 11pm from June 1st to October 1st
  • Sunrise to 7pm from October 2nd to May 31st


Can I bring my dog to Peirce Island?

  • Dogs are permitted in the park in designated leash areas.
  • No dogs are allowed at the public pool, playground areas or Four Tree Island.
  • All dogs in the off-leash area must be trained to respond to voice commands per city ordinance.
  • Owners are responsible for the removal and disposal of all dog waste.


Is there a place to park my car?

  • Parking is allowed in designated parking lots only.
  • Parking in the boat launch area is for boaters only, unless otherwise noted.
  • Parking violaters are subject to towing at owner's expense


Can I use the boat launch?

Yes, please adhere to boat launching fees and regulations. more information