Crawford Notch Campground is a family-owned and operated campground nestled in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Scenic Crawford Notch is well known for its awe-inspiring views, majestic mountains, unspoiled wilderness, and miles of hiking trails. Our wooded setting along the banks of the Saco River features secluded campsites and log cabins.
Grest spot for some river fun and relaxing. Very central to white mountain region. Fun for all ages. Tubing, swimming, playing in the river that runs along the campground.
We camped here for two nights for our first family camping adventure — two adults and two kids ages 5 and 7. The campground was very clean and well organized, and the sites were relatively private. There were some camp sites right on the river, but, if you’re looking for shade or have kids, I’d suggest staying away from the sites on the river.
The river is great for exploring! But it’s extremely cold, swift, shallow, so it’s not ideal for swimming.
A couple of important things to know: 1) except for one small bath area, there were porta potties throughout the campground; 2) because it’s between two rivers (one is pretty swampy), it was very buggy; 3) the store was a good place to buy forgotten items, and they had coffee; 4) it’s a big campground and can get loud despite the quiet times.
We love this campground and stay every summer. Nice clean facilities for showering. Easy access to many trails and local swimming holes. Some more private hike in sites available. Friendly staff with nice store at the campground
Great campground for all ages. A group of us go yearly. No cell service which is awesome.
Fun to play in the beginning of the saco
Very conveniently located in the middle of Crawford Notch NH. Close to many attractions and hiking trails. Nice clean bathroom/ shower room. Staff was very helpful helping my group pick some nice sites next to each other. The campstore is nicely stocked with groceries Plus beer wine and coffee.
this campground is large but sites are spaced nicely with privacy (more so the farther away from the entrance). great sites right on the river (bring a float!). sites near the creek will hear cars from the main road, not that it is heavily travelled. 60 acres of trails lead from the campground.
Steer clear of this place! Plenty of other campgrounds in the area, no need to visit here. We've camped cross country and back and have never had an experience like this one. Most reviews are subjective and nitpick but this place is horrid. We were traveling from Pennsylvania and hit traffic and weather on the way so we called ahead to make accommodations for a late arrival. The rude & dis respectfulness began on the first phone call. The owners begrudgingly agreed to work with us but ONLY if we arrived by exactly 9pm and even then, there would be a $30 late charge. Imagine the pit in your stomach when you're racing up against a timeline through torrential downpours on back roads. We arrived at 9:10pm to the lights out and no one around. After 30 minutes, we finally tracked down the "night shift" crew on a golf cart who was riding around yelling at people for any and all rule infractions who told us he was not going to be able to let us in because we missed check in time. The owner then met us in the parking lot to re-affirm his commitment to his unaccommodating policy. The owner changed his story on multiple occasions, blaming quiet time at 10pm (even through we were there by 9:10) and finally settling on the story that the key-card gate stopped working at 10pm, and therefore he couldn't let us in. Keep in mind this guy lives on the premise and obviously could override the gate system. Don't get me started on the "no re-entry" policy after 10pm and the host of other ridiculous rules. He challenged us on multiple occasions, implying that we were lying about our arrival time, our phone conversation with another employee earlier that day, that we didn't pay ahead in full over the phone as a gesture of goodwill, etc. This P.O.S went as far as to posture towards us in a threatening manner. After a 30 minute spirited debate, this bastard agreed to a full refund and we were on our way. Some people just should not be in the hospitality industry and this guy is one of them!
One of our favorite sites by the river. This picture was taken in 2017 at a site right off the river and we had a blast tubing down the river and swimming in the deeper spots. The campground has a bathhouse on site with showers, a general sore with food and other good, and also plentiful trails nearby. Unfortunately when we went in late spring of early 2018, the river dried up bc of the drought. This won’t stop us from coming every year though.
absolutely LOVED the campground itself. private tent site, by a small river and private part of the Saco that was nice to cool off at. plenty of dish washing stations too. only thing is the use of portapottys….and when we stayed the sewer was broken so the regular bathhouse was unusable. they did send an email out saying we could refund if we cancelled but they didn’t give us a discount for coming still. that would of been the nice thing to do. also check in is only until 8pm which makes it tight when needing to drive from far away. overall good stay!