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About Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge Campground is located in a thick forest along one of the most scenic drives in New Hampshire. This facility provides access to the heart of White Mountain National Forest and its many recreation opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing and sightseeing.

The quaint town of Conway is just 6 miles away and provides shops, restaurants and other conveniences.

The White Mountains boast pristine forests, clear mountain streams and rivers and the tallest peaks in the Northeast. The forest encompasses nearly 800,000 acres in New Hampshire and western Maine, and is one of the most popular in the country.

Recreation

The adjacent Kancamagus Highway, referred to locally as "the Kanc," is a National Scenic Byway that offers some of the best fall foliage viewing in New England. The 26.5-mile road connects the towns of Lincoln to the west and Conway to the east, and takes about one hour to drive from end to end.

The cool, cascading Swift River is a great spot to wade or fish for brook trout during warm summer months.

The area is extremely popular for hiking. The 3-mile Boulder Loop Trail and a 0.5-mile nature trail can be accessed near the campground.

Learn more about recreation in the national forest.

Facilities

The facility is organized into two loops. Accessible vault restrooms and a hand pump for water are provided. No showers or dump station are available.

Natural Features

The campground is nestled in an old hardwood forest near the Swift River. The forest is home to many species of northern wildlife, including moose, white-tailed deer and black bear. Almost 200 species of birds, including the rare Bicknell's Thrush, live in the forest.

Nearby Attractions

The nearby towns of Conway and North Conway offer tours, shopping, restaurants and many other amenities.

Within an hour drive, campers can access the Presidential Range, which consists of the tallest mountains in the forest, including the 6,288-ft. Mount Washington, the highest peak north of the Smoky Mountains and east of the Mississippi River.

The White Mountains region hosts four alpine and five nordic ski areas, which provide year-round recreation opportunities.

ADA Access: N

Sites
50
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
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ADA Accessible
No Electric Hookups
Pets Allowed
Reservable
Location
Covered Bridge is located in New Hampshire
Latitude
44.0033 N
Longitude
-71.2322 W
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Directions
From Conway, New Hampshire: Take Kancamagus Highway (State Route 112), 6 miles west, then turn on Dugway Road and proceed into the campground. Vehicles 7'9" or taller are unable to pass through due to height restriction for the covered bridge and must use an alternate route: At traffic light in Conway Village go north on Washington Street, which becomes West Side Road. Proceed approximately 1 mile to Passaconaway Road. Turn west on Passaconaway road and follow for 5 miles to the campground.
3 Reviews of Covered Bridge
Hang your hammock today!

Wonderful camping spot, close to trails and river! Large campsites, close to hiking and peaceful. Only campers almost every spring.

Covered Bridge Campground, NH

Fantastic. It was clean and quiet. The caretaker was friendly and recommended several good hikes. It was great to wade in the river by the entrance after hiking and cool my feet off. It made a good home base for exploring.

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Covered Bridge

We visited this with our dog Oakley for his first time camping last fall. It was nice and quite because of the time of year and was perfect because we didn't know how he was going to do. He absolutely loved it and there was plenty of space in the tent site for him to roam around. This campground is one of the first campgrounds on the kancamangus which makes it extremely accessible for most. The site offers basic ammentities such as clean toilets. The swift river is in walking distance and offers a great place to relax after a long day in the New Hampshire woods. All in all it is a great local site like most run by the White Mountain Forest Service.