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Camp Penacook Shelter

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Camp Penacook is a 3-sided shelter located on the southeast side of Mt. Chocorua, approximately 1.5 miles from the summit, off the Piper Trail. There is a tent platform located behind the shelter and a pit toilet in the vicinity. The shelter holds 6-8 people and the platform holds two small or one…


For Campers

  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles


    • Walk In
      Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
    • Hike In
      Hike a trail to your campsite


    1 Review of Camp Penacook Shelter

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    Maddie R.
    Reviewed May. 11, 2019

    Cozy Hideaway on Awesome Hike!

    The Camp Penacook Shelter is a nice stopping point on a moderately difficult hike up to the peak of Mt. Chocorua. As you head up the Piper Trail, as you're nearing the 3 mile mark, it starts to get steep and mostly stone steps. Luckily, right as you begin to tire, the branch for the Spur Trail…

    • View from the top of Mt. Chocorua, ~1.5 miles from the shelter
    • View from inside the shelter. Better view when it's not raining!
    • Shelter from the outside


    Camp Penacook Shelter is located in New Hampshire


    43.95706849 N
    71.269138 W

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