This state park is located in the small town of Gorham, New Hampshire. One of the best parts about this place is its location…it isn't any where near the hustle and bustle of touristy North Conway (no offense). It sits on the northern side of Mt. Washington but not in the national forest like many of the camping areas in the vicinity. Because of this, it is often less crowded than other camping areas (like Dolly Copp and others along the Kancamangus Highway).
This state park has well maintained campsites and the group sites are in a different location, on the opposite side of the road, from the main campground which is nice. Sites have fire rings, picnic tables and nice areas to pitch tents.
There are facilities, a fishing pond and separate swimming pond where the water is quite chilly and refreshing on a summer's afternoon. There are also many hiking trails in the park and a ton of great mountain biking terrain in the park and accessible from the park. The local Coos Cycling Club maintains the trails and is constantly improving and creating more terrain. Also accessible from the park is the Presidential Rail Trail and several other ATV/Snowmobile trails. FYI, the Rail Trail is NOT open to ATVs. So hop on the moderate grade crushed gravel trail and head all the way to Pondicherry, a wildlife preserve, about 18 miles from the park. The way back is downhill.
While the campground is closed in the winter, the trails are open to fat biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing!
The scenery at this park is beautiful any time of year!