Top Tent Camping near Amherst, NH

Looking for an adventure where you can explore Amherst and then fall asleep in your tent? Finding a place to camp in New Hampshire with your tent has never been easier. Each tent campsite offers quick access to one or more of Amherst's most popular destinations.

Best Tent Sites Near Amherst, NH (21)

    Camper-submitted photo from Greenfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenfield State Park Campground

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    Greenfield State Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    41 Photos
    91 Saves
    Bennington, New Hampshire

    Welcome to Greenfield State Park Campground, nestled in the charming town of Greenfield, NH. This spot is a favorite for many, and it's easy to see why. The campground operates from May 22 to October 12, offering a perfect escape during the warmer months.

    One of the standout features here is the spacious and private campsites. Visitors often rave about the large, wooded sites that provide a sense of seclusion and tranquility. Whether you're pitching a tent or parking an RV, you'll find plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the natural surroundings.

    For those who love a good campfire, you'll be pleased to know that fires are allowed, and firewood is available for purchase on-site. There's also a handy little store at the ranger office stocked with basic supplies, gifts, and even ice cream. And if you're bringing along your furry friend, pets are welcome too.

    The campground boasts clean and well-maintained facilities, including showers and toilets. Showers are free and offer the luxury of adjustable temperatures without the hassle of push buttons. Water spigots are conveniently located throughout the campground, and there's a sanitary dump station for RVs.

    Nature lovers will appreciate the hiking trails that weave through the park, though it's wise to keep an eye out for ticks. The lake is another highlight, perfect for a refreshing swim or a peaceful paddle. The sunsets over the water are simply stunning, making it a great spot for kayaking or just relaxing by the shore.

    Greenfield State Park Campground is a fantastic place to unwind, explore, and reconnect with nature. Whether you're here for a night or a week, you're sure to leave with some great memories. Just remember to keep it clean and respect the quiet hours, and you'll have a wonderful stay.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Lorraine Park Campground — Harold Parker State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Lorraine Park Campground — Harold Parker State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Lorraine Park Campground — Harold Parker State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Lorraine Park Campground — Harold Parker State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Lorraine Park Campground — Harold Parker State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Lorraine Park Campground — Harold Parker State Forest

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    Lorraine Park Campground — Harold Parker State Forest

    28 Reviews
    369 Photos
    289 Saves
    North Reading, Massachusetts

    The campground, also known as Lorraine Campground, has 91 campsites that are spread out sufficiently to provide a real "forest" camping experience. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring and a pedestal grill. A water spigot is located on each campsite and a dumping station is available. We are pleased to inform you that we now have eleven campsites with 20/30/50 AMP hookups! The comfort stations have showers and flush toilets. Comfort station 3 and 4 are accessible.

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    • Reservable
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    $17 - $54 / night

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      Camper-submitted photo from Tully Lake Recreation Area (MA) — Tully Lake
      Camper-submitted photo from Tully Lake Recreation Area (MA) — Tully Lake
      Camper-submitted photo from Tully Lake Recreation Area (MA) — Tully Lake
      Camper-submitted photo from Tully Lake Recreation Area (MA) — Tully Lake
      Camper-submitted photo from Tully Lake Recreation Area (MA) — Tully Lake
      Camper-submitted photo from Tully Lake Recreation Area (MA) — Tully Lake

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      Tully Lake Recreation Area (MA) — Tully Lake

      9 Reviews
      90 Photos
      Royalston, Massachusetts

      Overview

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites you to come relax at Tully Lake. There are a variety of outdoor recreation activities for you and you family. Although the dam was built primarily to reduce flood damages on the Millers and Connecticut Rivers, the 1,300-acre reservoir area provides a place for you to get away from it all and connect with nature.

      Recreation

      Tully Lake offers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Activities in and around the lake include mountain biking, camping, disc golf, hiking, picnicking, boating, and fishing and hunting in the appropriate seasons.

      Facilities

      The Tully Lake Pavilion is located in the recreation area and offers picnic tables and grills. Maximum group size is 50 people with parking for 25 passenger vehicles at the upper gravel lot. The recreation area has a small playground for young children, volleyball court, and a horseshoe pit. Bathrooms are provided, but there is no running water.

      Natural Features

      The 1,262-acre Tully Lake property is managed to sustain a healthy ecosystem for future generations. The thriving biodiversity of the Tully River Valley and the interconnections of our forests, wetlands, waters, and wildlife are valued and managed for the long term. Tully Lake is home to a wide variety of wildlife, from tiny insects and song birds, to large mammals such as deer and moose. Fifty-five percent of the reservoir area is wetlands, providing habitat for fish, waterfowl, song birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals such as beaver, mink and otter. The rest of the property provides habitat for upland species such as deer, coyote, fisher, owl, fox, raccoon, skunk, porcupine, rabbit, and squirrel. The forest within Tully Dam's reservoir area is composed primarily of white pine, providing habitat for owls and woodpeckers, red-tailed hawks, and white-tailed deer.

      Nearby Attractions

      When visiting Tully Lake there are several opportunities for visitors to explore in the surrounding area. At the north end of the lake there is a tent only campground run by the Trustees of the Reservations which provides a perfect launching point to enjoy the outdoor attractions nearby. Ten miles away is the Birch Hill Dam, another Army Corps project that provides miles of trails and river to explore. The Quabbin Reservoir is also within a short ten mile drive of Tully Lake and serves the city of Boston as its water supply. The Quabbin is a unique area; there were four towns flooded to create it, and it has some of the most interesting blends of human and natural history in the region.

      Charges & Cancellations

      Please review the cancellation and refund policy at the bottom of the webpage. In general, we will require at least two weeks prior to your reservation to consider a request.

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      $40 / night

    • 5.

      Lost Boys Hideout

      3 Reviews
      21 Photos
      77 Saves
      Weare, New Hampshire

        Platform and Back-country Sites are available. Sunset Ridge is hammock preferred and small tent friendly, however Only the signature site has a provided tent and stove ( this listing is for weekday rentals only) … see our separate listing for the signature Lost Boys Hideout Rock'n Summer for weekend rentals of the campsite {which does have pictures here on this page).   Different sites have different parking areas and different levels of access ease. Sunset Ridge is the most difficult, think rural and rugged. While the Hideout, our main signature site, is the easiest and has the most amenities. Sleepy Hollow is the middle ground to walk in, with provided summer tents & some comforts, but is closest to the local public road.   This is your perfect escape to the woods with a private seasonal pond and plenty of marked private hiking trails. A short drive down to the beach and a full-service boat ramp for Horace Lake, so bring your boat, water skis and ice fishing gear! You can rent our canoes for Horace Lake or Turkey Pond for great fishing. Don't forget your mountain bike for trails or area specialty adventure centers. Off site ATV trails, snowmobile trails, and other seasonal adventure locations are within easy reach. Be at peace and stay by the campfire soaking in calm with nature surrounding you.   I'll have some fresh drinking water ready for you. We are excited to meet you! One night stays will be considered on a case-by-case basis- don't hesitate to ask! If we don't have a prior multi-day reservation one week ahead of time, we will do our best to accommodate you! Lots of extras available for rent for those folks who are not stocked up on camping gear. Bedding, tents, cooking gear, gas stove top, etc etc!

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      $49 - $149 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Edward MacDowell Lake Day Use Facilities

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      Edward MacDowell Lake Day Use Facilities

      1 Review
      1 Photo
      2 Saves
      Edward MacDowell Lake, New Hampshire

      Overview

      Edward MacDowell Lake is situated in a quiet corner of the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire.

      This day-use area lies just off State Route 101 on the shores of the picturesque lake named after the famous composer and concert pianist, Edward Alexander MacDowell.

      Natural Features:

      The 165-acre lake is surrounded by densely forested rolling hills. Shady pine, birch, poplar, maple, oak, beech, hemlock and alder trees cover the area.

      Wildlife is abundant in and around the park. White-tailed deer, moose, beaver, fisher, muskrat, otter and many other mammals make their homes around the lake. Birders may observe many species including osprey, hawks, owls, great blue herons, woodpeckers, waterfowl and songbirds.

      Recreation:

      Visitors can spend days kayaking and canoeing on the scenic lake, and a boat ramp is provided for easy lake access.

      Fishing is also a popular activity. Largemouth bass, pickerel, perch and horned pout are all found in abundance.

      Several hiking trails link up around the lake as well, including the West Ridge Trail, which runs along the entire western edge of the lake and up through the surrounding wetlands.

      Younger visitors enjoy the parks Junior Ranger Program, which focuses on the surrounding forest, its wildlife and waterways and protecting the environment. Kids ages six through 12 become honorary park rangers upon completion and receive a patch and certificate.

      Facilities:

      This year-round park is open from sunrise to sunset. It offers two day-use picnic shelters, perfect for large parties or family functions. Flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables and grills are provided.

      A swim beach, playground, horseshoe pits and volleyball court offer additional recreation opportunities.

      Nearby Attractions:

      Educational programs are offered by park rangers, and the nearby ranger station contains interpretive exhibits.

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      Camper-submitted photo from Winter Island Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Winter Island Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Winter Island Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Winter Island Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Winter Island Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Winter Island Park

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      Winter Island Park

      13 Reviews
      79 Photos
      298 Saves
      Salem, Massachusetts

      Winter Island Park, nestled near Salem, MA, is a gem for those looking to explore the historic city while enjoying a coastal camping experience. This campground operates from May 1 to October 31 and offers a mix of tent, RV, glamping, and yurt accommodations. It's a popular spot, especially during Salem's bustling Halloween season, so reservations are a must.

      The campground boasts some fantastic bayside sites with stunning views of the bay. These spots are highly recommended, even though they are close together. The RV field and hanger spots are more utilitarian but provide a convenient base for exploring Salem and even Boston, which is about an hour's drive away.

      Visitors have praised the friendly staff and the cleanliness of the facilities. The campground features electric hookups, drinking water, and showers. While there are no sewer hookups, there is a sanitary dump station available. Pets are welcome, and there are picnic tables at each site. Fires are allowed, but you'll need to rent a portable fire pit from the camp store.

      One of the highlights of Winter Island Park is its proximity to the water. You can enjoy the beach, launch a kayak, or simply take in the beautiful ocean views. The park also has a playground, making it a great spot for families. For those who prefer not to walk, there are Lyft services and a trolley that can take you into Salem.

      Overall, Winter Island Park is a fantastic choice for campers looking to combine a bit of history with their outdoor adventure. Whether you're here for the Halloween festivities or just to relax by the water, this campground has something to offer.

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      $35 - $50 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Cape Ann Camp Site
      Camper-submitted photo from Cape Ann Camp Site
      Camper-submitted photo from Cape Ann Camp Site
      Camper-submitted photo from Cape Ann Camp Site
      Camper-submitted photo from Cape Ann Camp Site
      Camper-submitted photo from Cape Ann Camp Site

      8.

      Cape Ann Camp Site

      14 Reviews
      21 Photos
      232 Saves
      Gloucester, Massachusetts

      Cape Ann Camp Site, nestled near Gloucester, MA, is a solid choice for campers looking for a mix of convenience and nature. This place has a bit of everything to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The campground operates from May 15 to October 15, giving you a good chunk of the year to plan your visit.

      One of the standout features here is the easy beach access. You can spend your days soaking up the sun and enjoying the ocean without having to travel far. The campground itself is clean and well-maintained, though it leans towards the rustic side. Facilities like bathrooms and showers are available, and while they might be a bit dated, they get the job done. Showers are coin-operated, so bring some change.

      The sites are surrounded by trees, offering a decent amount of privacy. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking an RV, or trying out glamping, you'll find a spot that suits your needs. The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just be mindful of where they do their business.

      For those who like to stay connected, there's Wi-Fi available at the office, though cell service can be spotty. If you're into campfires, you'll be happy to know that fires are allowed, and you can buy firewood on-site. There's also a small market for any essentials you might need.

      The location is pretty convenient, too. It's close to both Gloucester and Rockport, so you can easily explore the local shops, restaurants, and scenic spots. Some visitors have mentioned the narrow roads leading into the campground, so if you're driving a big rig, you might want to take it slow.

      Overall, Cape Ann Camp Site offers a laid-back camping experience with the added bonus of being close to the beach and local attractions. It's a great spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay.

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      $36 - $44 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Camp Nihan Education Center
      Camper-submitted photo from Camp Nihan Education Center
      Camper-submitted photo from Camp Nihan Education Center
      Camper-submitted photo from Camp Nihan Education Center
      Camper-submitted photo from Camp Nihan Education Center
      Camper-submitted photo from Camp Nihan Education Center

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      Camp Nihan Education Center

      3 Reviews
      9 Photos
      48 Saves
      Saugus, Massachusetts

      Camp Nihan is the perfect place for your next group camping experience. There's plenty of opportunities to learn about the local habitat. Explore a variety of nature and wildlife across 65 acres.

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