ound this campground when searching kind of last minute for somewhere to go for the week of the 4th and I can say it did not disappoint. From what I understand they are under new management as of last year and the new owners wasted no time bringing this place up to speed. They have plenty of sites for everything, new bathrooms/showers, lots of upgrades to plumbing and electricity , as well as newly renovated common areas, like the pool. On top of all that there is a small waterway that leads right out to some tidal rivers that go to the ocean, great for kayaking and fishing. Beautiful wooded sites with sunrises over the marshes. The staff was very friendly and helpful with whatever you needed. We will be back.
This is a beautiful camping area with several tent platforms , in the white mountains . It is an easy 3 mile hike for an adult , I did it with my 5 year old in tow. It is managed my friendly care takers and has a pit toilet and a bear box for your food. There is also a mountain hut near by with bathrooms and fresh water. The site is located just below Mt. Pierce and is tucked in the trees.
Let me start off by saying this place is more of a resort than a campgroung. They have everything from go-kart/kayak rentals to mini-golf/arcade, but it all costs extra on top of the camp ground being pretty pricey, @80$/night for a tent site. On top of that the tenting area of the camp ground is over run with mosquitos , from morning to night they are all over you and I'm pretty sure they are immune to bug spray.
However they have lots of rentals and the campground is more favorable for RVers, with 80% of the sites being for RVs, and the mosquitos not being nearly as bad in those areas. The campground is huge and there's always something going on or to do. I highly recommend this place for their rentals or RVers, but its more suitable for a week than a couple days, otherwise you'll spend all your time just figuring out what there's is to do or how to get around.
Me and my daughter went up here to camp and swim in the Swift river. The campground was clean and fairly secluded, with plenty of room between sites for privacy. I only gave the campground 4 stars because the campground is so close to the Kancamagus Highway that you can hear cars and bikes through most of the night. It was nice being able to walk down to the river to do a little wading and swimming for the 5 year old. Be sure to get there early in the day because it fills up quickly, we arrived at 1030 on a Saturday morning during the summer and found a spot but by noon they had put up the full sign out front. We will being going back because its so close to alot of nice trails in the WMNF.
Took my 5 year old daughter here for a weekend of camping and kayaking and we were not dissapointed. I had been here as a kid and always wanted to go back. We went up there the weekend after labor day and according to the caretaker it was a smart move. He said usually in the summer the only days you will find a site would be Sunday-Tuesday . The campground has seen alot of upgrades over the years, paved roads, new bathrooms and coin-op showers. I recommened bringing plenty of water seeing as when we tried to fill up from the taps the water was very cloudy, almost white, we chose not to drink it. However if you forgot anything or just want to head into town Lincoln is about a 20 minute drive. Most of campsites are not rv/trailer friendly since they are tucked into the hillside and usually have a few stairs either up or down to the tent sites and the few that are trailer/rv friendly are small, wont fit much more than a pop up. All in all we had a great time kayaking and swimming at the beach, we will deffinently be back.