White Ledge Campground is conveniently located off State Route 16, 5 miles south of the town of Conway, New Hampshire. It is a relatively small facility and provides easy access to town amenities and activities as well as superb scenic driving, hiking, fishing and rock climbing.
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.
Campers can access numerous hiking trails, rock climbing routes, scenic overlooks and wildlife viewing locations within a short drive. Local rivers and streams offer stocked or wild trout for anglers. Nearby Jigger Johnson Campground offers educational programs on Saturday nights.
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.
Learn more about recreation in the national forest.
Campsites are organized into two loops. The facility is well shaded, and a grassy play area is available.
Accessible restrooms and a hand pump for drinking water are provided. There are no showers or dump station on-site. Noise from the road may be noticeable.
The campground is tucked away in a mixed white pine and hardwood forest in the southern part of White Mountain National Forest. 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.
The nearby towns of Conway and North Conway offer tours, shopping, restaurants and many other amenities.
The Kancamagus Highway is a popular scenic byway perfect for a morning or afternoon drive on a clear day.
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.
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The sites are clean. It is beautiful . We hiked the White Ledge Loop which was 4.1 miles and got amazing views . The brooks running through are beautiful . Just a super awesome hidden gem. Anyone who gets to camp there and do the hike will have a great experience. We plan on going back a lot more . You can hear a bit of traffic and not very big but you are not crammed in and don't even barley notice . Try it out and see.
Stayed here with a few friends. Not much of note, quiet. It is very close to conway and fun stuff up the kanc.
In an area full of private, season-long, and RV-centric campgrounds, this is a true gem for tent campers. Easy to find, close to the action of Conway/North Conway, hiking trails straight out of the campground, and spacious campsites all make this a great place to stay for a few days. The vault toilets are clean and well-located. Visited last summer (2017) and am already booked to go back again later this summer!
We were 4 families with 4 adjoining sites.We had plenty of room and tge campground was spotless.There was access to clean fresh water and a beautiful river which we swam and played in everyday.The nature was remarkably beautiful. We did plenty of hiking and exploring it was a trip we took every father's day weekend and the prices were very affordable. If you ever get the opportunity do yourself a favor and spend some time there you will have wonderful memories for the rest of your life.You may even become a frequent visitor.
We ended up here as a last resort before having to turn home. After getting a late start to our hike we didn't pull into our first campsite choice until 630. On a July saturday evening in the New Hampshire White Mountains, not a good thing. All 5 campgrounds on the kancamangus were full and we had to resort to White Ledge, about 6 miles past the kancamangus. Luckily there were a few sites left, and for good reason. The sites were decent enough and the facilities clean. However the proximity to the busy road was unfortunate. We could here cars the entire night which was a little annoying. Overall if you need to camp in a pinch because everything is busy it's not a bad option, just not the best.
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On the upside I got to try this awesome lantern that I won from TheDyrt last month! This lantern is perfect for car camping - a little too bulky for backpacking. Firstly, it seemed to hold a good charge throughout the entire time. It was also extremely bright and lite up the entire site for us. It had an option for a directional light which was good because we got there late and we're trying not to bug the site next to us. It was not as bright on the directional setting (kinda obvious) but still did the trick. It feels like it is going to be quite rugged and I love the stand it has on it. The ability to charge something with it is awesome, and to crank it if you lost a charge. Very interested to try both of these options in the future. The one thing I was disappointed with is there is no clip I could find to hang it from the tent. You can clip on the stand but it hangs lopsided, not a deal breaker by any means. Overall this is a great lantern and would definitely recommend it! Thanks Dyrt!