Angela T.

Lowell, MA

Joined June 2018

Very nice people.

I really enjoyed camping at Lost River over Columbus Day weekend in 2016. The campground has a mix of RV and Tent sites. We had a brook-front site, which I highly recommend, we had beautiful views during our stay. Even the lowest price tent sites all have water hook-ups. Very nice not to have to lug a bucket of water around a few times a day from a distant spigot. Showers and bathroom were clean.

The view from the door of our tent was beautiful, we got to look out over the fall foliage and the brook.

We knew were we in for a late arrival coming straight from work in Massachusetts on a holiday weekend, but we called ahead and they kindly reassured us that they were in the office until 9:30pm. Very nice and friendly folks in the office.

They also have cabins, it appeared that they were updating many of them, many were already updated during our stay. They have seasonal and "rustic" sites as well, slightly separated from the main campground.

Lots of shopping and restaurants available in nearby North Woodstock and Lincoln. If hiking and scrabbling on river rocks is your thing, the Kancamagus highway is also a short drive away, with many short hikes and swimming holes to check out.

Great amenities and good people

If you love the White Mountains but Dolly Copp is a little too rustic, Timberland has amenities to make your camping trip a bit more manageable.

This campground has a great store and a heated swimming pool up front, coin-op showers, as well as a pinball/game room and laundry. There is also a great playground and a beautiful nature trail along the Androscoggin River.

The campground tends to have a mix of tents and RV folks. Some of the sites are a bit small/close together, so look elsewhere if you are going for seclusion. But if you like to have all the amenities, this is a great campground in a good location, close to supplies, groceries and restaurants in Gorham, bike and boat rentals are available in town as well. Just outside the presidential range of the White Mountains, you can find many many hiking trails ranging in difficulty from a 1-hour easy walk to a waterfall to the summit of the big one, Mt. Washington.

Right on the water

Scusset is a very popular beach and campground in the summer. It's located close to the Sagamore Bridge on the mainland side. Traffic can be messy in the summer, especially on weekend days!

The campground itself is a haven for RVs. There are 5 "wooded" tent sites, where campers are allowed to have tents as well as a fire on the site. All other sites are located in a wide open area and are best suited for motor homes and trailers. Note, only the tent sites are allowed to have fires, all other sites you must do your cooking on a stove, and no fires are allowed. There is a communal fireplace near the entrance of the campground where everyone gathers at dusk to share a nice big fire.

Most sites have a paved driveway for your camper and space for a small car, and there is an overflow parking lot if needed. Flush toilets, sinks and showers are available in the main bathroom building and are cleaned on a regular basis. During beach season there is another restroom down by the beach with outdoor showers to get off all the sand! Sometimes the refreshments stand is open.

The beach is big, open and beautiful with lots of shells to hunt and marine life to check out. At the edge of the beach is the beginning of the Cape Cod Canal, and its walking/bike path. Along the canal are inlets to let you back into the campground.

In the morning you'll see lots of folks fishing, watch for old line/hooks.

Because the camp has so few trees, the winds can be gnarly. On the flip side, the lack of trees gives you a great spot to stargaze, especially if you focus your view out over the ocean, away from the lights of the mainland.

Lakeside Getaway

A great family campground just South of Conway, NH. Close to groceries, the outlets, plenty of restaurants. Across the street to the North is the fabulous Rosie's Diner, a homey place with amazing food and home-baked bread. Seriously their toast and corned beef hash is awesome. Also just across the street from the entrance to the South is a Dollar General with just about anything a camper could want in a pinch, including beer and hot dogs.

The camp itself has a store by the gatehouse well stocked with various items (bug spray, skillet, firewood, sunscreen, sodas) and souvenir Tees and Sweatshirts. There is another store on the beach with the candy, floats and toys. They also have charcoal in just the right size to grill on one of the available charcoal hibachis, scattered among the picnic tables on the beach.

The lake itself is unreal, with the mountains in the background it just feels incredibly peaceful and serene, keeping in mind I mostly visited around dawn and dusk and the Memorial Day clouds and rain kept it pretty low-key. I've seen photos of the beach on hot sunny days in summer and it looks packed with swimmers.

Sites were fairly standard- dirt floor with gravel packed in around the circle fire rings. We grilled right on the grate provided. Big picnic tables are provided on each site. All sites are wooded with plenty of trees to get a good tarp, and lots of options for hammock placement. Our site 1-32a was huge, and the driveway was a rather steep hill. Our site was not water view but we drove around that area to get a look and they are gorgeous.

While we were there there were tons of families around. Bicycles are a good idea since the gatehouse is a pretty good hike away from the camping areas, and you need to drop your trash off each night in the dumpsters that are located there. Showers were coin op. Hot, good pressure and about as clean as you could expect during mud season.

If you arrive between 1 and 8 pm, you check in at the office, but they have a slot for after-hours arrivals.

No pets are allowed here. Bring your bug spray, citronella candles and smoky firewood- the bugs here are no joke. But if you come prepared you can get by with minimal bites.