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Russell Pond Campground

12 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Off the beaten path, Russell Pond Campground is nestled into the hillside overlooking Russell Pond, a popular boating and fishing site (due in part to regular fish stocking by the State Fish and Game Department). The 84 campsites accommodate most any camping desires from tent camping to large RVs.…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups
  • Max Length: 40 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Reviews

12 Reviews of Russell Pond Campground

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 4
  • 7
Jess S.
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2021

Peaceful and friendly

The campground is down a 3 mile road with nothing but woods. It sets a peaceful tone. The sides here are spaced out and some are very secluded. We stayed at a more open site (A1) with a road on both sides, but it wasn’t a problem due to it only being campground traffic. Our site was large enough…

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SiteA1
Month of VisitJuly
Sarah C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2021

White Mountain Beauty

Another amazing campground in the White Mountain National Forest. This is a very large campground with many sites and it fills up quickly in the summer season. You can reserve some sites while others(the super nice ones) are first come-first serve. There are a few sites that sit right on the pond…

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SiteE5
Month of VisitOctober
Melissa W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2020

Excellent WMNF Campground

Russell Pond is a great campground (I'm shocked it doesn't have 5/5 rating!). The sites are huge and have a great amount of space between them. All of them have leveled areas for the picnic tables and tent pads. The bathrooms are clean and showers a hot(quarter operated, $2.50 for 5 minutes). Camp…

  • Large sites are well separated
  • Site B1
  • Campground map at registration
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SiteB1
Month of VisitNovember

Location

Russell Pond Campground is located in New Hampshire

Directions

Located off Exit 31 (Tripoli Rd) off I-93. Head east on Tripoli Road; campground entrance on north side of road. Follow road 2 miles to campground (and a little slice of heaven).

Coordinates

44.00874488 N
71.64892736 W

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About This Campground

Off the beaten path, Russell Pond Campground is nestled into the hillside overlooking Russell Pond, a popular boating and fishing site (due in part to regular fish stocking by the State Fish and Game Department). The 84 campsites accommodate most any camping desires from tent camping to large RVs. 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 White Mountains are a favorite among hikers. Many miles of hiking and mountain biking trails are within a short drive of the campground. Within the facility, nature programs are available on Saturday nights in July and August. Anglers can cast a line for trout in the pond which averages 33' in depth. Power boats are not permitted on the pond.

Facilities

This hidden gem of a campground has both RV and tent sites that accommodate a variety of camping preferences. Water faucets are located a short walk from the campsites. There are flush toilets and hot showers (coin-operated). You can enjoy free interpretive nature programs at the amphitheater on summer Saturday evenings. At the pond, you will find a boat ramp, dock and beach.

Natural Features

The campground lies amidst a beautiful forest of northern hardwoods that provide plenty of shade. The 40-acre spring fed Russell Pond provides many non-motorized, water based recreation opportunities. The White Mountains are 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

Russell Pond Campground is only a short 6 miles from the famous Kancamagus National Scenic Byway which features many opportunities for scenic viewing, picnicking, hiking, biking and wildlife viewing. Families who need a break from the woods can explore miniature golf, a water sports park, train rides and gondolas in nearby towns. The White Mountains region hosts four alpine and five Nordic ski areas, which provide year-round recreation opportunities such as skiing, hiking, mountain biking, outdoor concerts, interpretive trails, special events and regional and national skiing and snowboarding races. The area also contains 1,200 miles of hiking trails, including 160 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail.

ADA Access: N

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