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!
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!
There is a wide range of camping here. Cabins, yurts, and tent sites. The closer to the (well stocked) general store the less private. But if you're looking for picturesque get a spot by the river. You won't be able to drive up, but it's only a short walk.
This is a popular place so book early. Also note you will most likely have no phone signal while you are here. (That may be a blessing or a curse depending on how you look at it!) We enjoyed our stay here.
our site was located right along the river, just a short walk away from our car. the campground was clean and quiet, and sites along the river are spread out well! there are a mix of cabins, tent and RV sites here and the main camp store has a ton of helpful items (and beer!). The river was just In the other sIde of the tree line, keeping our site private. We loved it here and would go back.
Stumbled upon this campground with no reservations set, hoping for any open tent spot at all, and received the best tent site on the grounds due to a cancellation that was made only 20 minutes prior. Site #55. You don’t feel like you’re at a campground here, and that’s what I love about this place. There’s a narrow trail to #55 that opens up to a gorgeous site right on the Saco river, views of the “Texaco Slab” directly across, and beautiful White Mountains to your left and right. The sun rises over the slab in the morning. The river is low in front of your site, however, not as low as it appears in my photos - you can actually tube down the river, and there’s a good spot for swimming just a little ways down. Ample hiking and activities to do outside of the camp! There are portable toilets off your trail near the parking area, and wagons for towing your goods to your site from your car. Real restrooms and showers are available near the entrance to the campground by the cabins if you prefer. There are “quiet hours” around 10 or 11. The general store and staff are great. There are a few wonderful riverfront sites other than 55, such as the site to the left so you have options. These sites book fast; make your reservations weeks or months in advance – unless you stumble upon great luck like I did when I first discovered Crawford Notch Campground. I’ve reserved every year since!