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Camping in New Hampshire

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About New Hampshire Camping

When you’re camping in New Hampshire you don’t have to choose between going on a hardcore hike or relaxing in your hammock on a quiet lakeshore. With hundreds of campsites across the state—and with mountains and lakes close to so many of them—you can easily access the best of both worlds. Lake Winnipesaukee is by far the largest and best-known body of freshwater in the Granite State, but New Hampshire is dotted with bodies of water of all sizes, from the swimming holes and rushing rivers of the mountains, to the ponds and lakes lined with classic cottages in the aptly named Lakes Region.

Fortunately for all of us, mountains are just as plentiful. While Mount Washington, in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, has the most name recognition in the state (and claims to have the worst weather in the world), it’s not even the only notable peak to bag in the Presidential Range. Adams, Jefferson, Monroe, Madison, Pierce, Eisenhower, and Jackson mountains can all be ticked off your list of New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-footers. And the White Mountains aren’t the only game in town either. Go camping at Monadnock State Park and do any number of hikes in the area, including the ever-popular Mount Monadnock, of course. Mount Monadnock’s isolated peak provides fantastic views and is one of the most frequently hiked mountains in the world.

Spend a quiet backcountry camping in New Hampshire night under a tarp, or bring beers and s’mores around the campfire at a popular state park campground like Pawtuckaway, Bear Brook, or White Lake. Consider a weekend hut trip when camping in New Hampshire, with stays at one or more of the eight huts maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club or parking your RV and basecamping at Lafayette Campground while you tackle some of New England’s best dayhikes, like the Tuckerman-Lion Head loop on Mount Washington or the Lincoln-Lafayette loop in Franconia Notch.

The biggest challenge to camping in New Hampshire? Not having enough time to enjoy everything the Granite State has to offer.

Recent Reviews In New Hampshire

978 Reviews of 292 New Hampshire Campgrounds

Luis F.
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2021

Autumn Getaway in Lakes Region

Now, everyone's idea of a perfect campsite is different, but for us, the Newfound Campground was perfection.

The most important things we look for in a campground is a friendly host, safe grounds, and clean amenities. The campground was a great base location for the local attractions and sights.…

  • One of the two single stall restrooms at the rec center facility.
  • Wide angle view of campground and scenery.
Month of VisitNovember
Steph V.
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

Beautiful and quiet

This is a lovely camping area , close to a mountain with connecting trails- aside from a few off of the pond loop trail the camping spots are drive-up. So in peak season I could see this place being busy and noisy.

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SiteA17
Month of VisitNovember
S
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

Unreal

Every site is big. Clean. Store is reasonable. Things for kids to do. Bring bug spray!!

Site101
Month of VisitAugust
S
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

So many amenities. $25/night + $6.50 res. fee

This campground was operating under a serve-yourself basis when I camped in October, 2021. I reserved my spot, #10, online less than a week before. I loved my spot a great deal and would highly recommend it to others with tents/small rigs. Throughout my stay I didn’t see any staff and there weren’t…

  • outhouse. smelled like death, had toilet paper stocked.
  • building for restroom, laundry & showers.
  • short walk to the creek.
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Site#10
Month of VisitNovember
j
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

Lovely spots, great amenities

Spots are awesome, lots of trees and very clean. Gets crowded on weekends so you might be a little close to neighbors, but always tress between sites.

Amenities include hot shower (coin operated), dishwasher station, toilets... all very clean.

Spots 001-005 are close to a nice stream, great…

Site001
Month of VisitNovember
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

Good Location, Spacious Sites

The campground itself is very pretty and the sites are large and level. The hosts were very friendly and we enjoyed talking to them. The restrooms were the only thing we really have to complain about. They were smellier than some vault toilets I’ve used and we really didn’t like that they have no…

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Site17
Month of VisitNovember
I
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2021

We use to love this place

It has now changed to adventure bound campground, and personally they took the fun right out of it, new height limits on water slides, my kids went down it 3 years ago and now can’t ?! Also golf carts almost 100$ a day to rent !! That went WAYYY UP, push cars used to be free now you pay for every…

Sitecabin
Month of VisitSeptember
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2021

Picturesque

Cute quiet campground right next to the river. Clean facilities. Ok WiFi. No Verizon coverage.

Site13
Month of VisitNovember
M
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021

Very relaxing

Very easy going relaxing and quiet place, easy access and nice river in back of campground. Bathrooms are wicked clean and the owners are lovely.

Site23
Month of VisitNovember
Bobcat B.
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021

Woodmore Campground NH

7-16-21 Maiden Voyage with Imagine. 2nd hurricane Henri, flooded out all the low areas. Great place, but too many kids for us.

Site77
Month of VisitAugust
Bobcat B.
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021

Old Stage May 7 21

Opening day. Great time.

Sitec-1
Month of VisitJune
Bobcat B.
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021

Old Stage

2nd trip, new site. Walking distance to rest rooms and showers. Great owners. 1st trip in a hurricane.

Sitec-1
Month of VisitOctober
Bobcat B.
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2021

Old Stage

Our maiden trip with Aliner. Bad site c-27. Learning to get away from the bad campers.

Sitec-27
Month of VisitSeptember
D
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2021

Dry River Crawford Knotch State Park

The State Park is very nice. Lots of trees and shade. Sites 1 to 5 are big and site 4 fit a 24 foot RV with a 30 foot trailer.

The bathrooms and showers are by site 5. Long walk from the higher number sites. The facilities are quite nice.

Firewood is available for purchase.

Water is available…

Site4
Month of VisitOctober
David S.
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2021

Raised dirt tentsites w/ fire rings, composting toilet, bear box

I would not call the Valley Way trail from the parking area at Appalachia to the tent sites "easy" as you'll gain 2800 feet in elevation over the 3+ miles to the camping area. The land is steeply sloped here but there are six level dirt pads as indicated on the map, each of which could probably…

Month of VisitOctober

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