Nice National Forest Campground

I arrived without a reservation trying to get one of the first come first serve spots. There is a gate without intercom, so you can’t just drive up. I called the phone number listed and the woman on the phone gave me the gate code and told me which sites were available. Worked out pretty well. Stayed in 22. One bathhouse is open. Another one I tried was locked due to Covid. Clean. Yellohammer sites have full hookup. Then there are tent sites. I was contemplating getting a tent site with my van, but they were pretty unlevel and small. There is a public boat ramp and one specifically for the campground. Water level was still very high in the lake after recent rains and storms.

Bring your boat

This RV park is right on a lake, but a bit away from anything else. If you have any sort of boat, kayak, paddle board, bring it! There is hiking about an hour away at the Bankhead National Forest.

You can pick your spot when you arrive. I like that.

A and B sections are the original sections. C section is brand new with 50 amps hookup. All the big rigs there.

I was on C74 with a great backyard overlooking the hills.

Bathhouse is brand new and squeaky clean. You can see that almost no-one uses the campground shower because one of them doesn’t have a curtain to separate your dry clothes from the water. And neither of them have a caddy or any spot where you can put your soap.

Pool was not open when I was here in April which was a shame. It was hot enough. I would have enjoyed a swim, especially so we there is not much else to do. I don’t have a boat yet. 🙁

A decent Thousand Trails campground.

I had no reception with Verizon but my AT&T hotspot had good reception.

Not impressed

I’m here in March, when the predominant color is brown and it’s very wet. It might be nicer in the summer when it’s dried out. The lower section near the entrance is very loud (road noise). I’m in the upper section (steep and windy road to get up here) It’s better noise wise here. Site 50 is a bit strange. Camping area is big enough for a small rig but the power pedestal is far away, so you might have to be creative in setting up. Unless you have a long power cord or don’t hook up at all. Check-in was extremely fast and efficient. I wouldn’t come back, though.

Too bad I had to leave

Loved it! I’d love to spend a week here some time. There is no bad site in this campground. Immaculate upkeep. Lots of walking and hiking trails. Verizon has no signal at all, but AT&T was fine. Clean bathrooms, large showers, dump station. Water and electric on site but no sewer connection. Large campsites with picnic table and fire ring.

open year round

This was my second visit in the cold months. Sites have electric but no water. Spigot close by. Heated cozy bathhouse with clean showers. The park is large with many hiking trails and ice fishing (see picture). The only negative is that I had almost no cell reception with Verizon.

One of the best campgrounds to stay at in the winter in NH

Snow ploughing happens regularly and reliably. Indoor pool and hot tub are amazing on a snowy frigid winter day. Utility sink for dishes available in heated bathhouse. Squeaky clean - and that’s not always easy especially in the winter when everyone drags snow, slush and mud into the bathroom. Thank you for sticking to such high standards. Will come again.

NOT RECOMMENDED IN WINTER

This review is about my winter experience. I visited for one night in the fall and my experience was a lot better. I DO NOT recommend this campground in the winter. I feel that the owners/managers are very neglectful. They do a bad job plowing (my rig bottomed out twice on snow banks) and I fishtailed on the access road. They don’t salt or sand anywhere on the premises. The walkway to the bathroom (see photo) are not cleared of snow. I was very worried to slip and fall. I’m extremely surprised that they haven’t been sued yet for injury. Well, maybe they have. I don’t know. Tammie at the reception is very nice, but no one seems to take responsibility for the state of the campground in the summer. The trash was piling up outside the dumpster (see picture). Sadly, I didn’t take a picture of the filthy bathrooms. Look, I knew that it was a modest campground. The cost for a winter seasonal site reflected that. But modest and dirty are two different things. I will NOT return. Actually moved to a different campground in the area even though I had paid in full til the end of the season. What finally triggered my move was when a can got stuck on the ice and almost ran into the car that was parked next to my rig. I could not risk my camper being ruined by some irresponsible people (the two dudes who used ridiculous methods to try and get the van unstuck as well as the owners who didn’t make sure the access road wouldn’t become an ice rink.) each time I entered the access road I was anxious and worried that I would make it to my campsite without getting stuck. Ugh! That’s not enjoyable.

Meh

It wasn’t too loud here in October. Had site B1, which was water and electric. Close to the pond. Not directly at the pond, though. There is a huge area of woods with a walking trail starting at the edge of the campground. I enjoyed stretching my legs. Cell reception is not great. Camp link Wifi for a fee is workable unless you need to do zoom calls. Lady at check-in was nice.

Not my favorite place.

The nicest Thousand trails campground in the northeast

Having a Thousand Trails membership I tried every single campground that’s included in the Northeast and this is the nicest one. It’s really quiet (which I appreciate immensely) with the exception of daily leaf blowers. The upside of that annoying noise is of course that the campground looks organized and clean. There is a huge area of walking and bike paths adjacent to the campground (enter next to the blue bathhouse on A road.) the woman at the check in was very nice and helpful. That being said it is still more of a mobile home park, just like all the other TT campgrounds. I was here early in the season (May) and again late in the season (October). Not sure how crazy it gets in July and August. I was pleasantly surprised that they put brand new picnic tables on all the transient sites. Big improvement! AT&T hotspot worked well even for zoom calls. Verizon on my phone a bit weak. Camp link Wifi costs extra but actually works well! So it’s worth the cost, if you don’t have any other options.

Not too bad

Of all the Thousand Trails campgrounds in the Northeast this one isn’t too bad. It’s a huge park with mostly seasonal/annual campers. (Campground is not open all year, though). Gated Section A is right near the entrance and this is where most of the transient sites are. They are first come first serve. When I got here in the rain, the staff at check in was very nice. Driving around picking my site, the roads were extremely uneven and the rain had created huge lakes in the middle of the road as well as on the sites themselves. I only stayed two nights. Cell reception was not good, neither with AT&T nor Verizon. They have Wifi at the park which I haven’t tried. I believe - although- I’m not sure that you have to pay for it and I wasn’t up for that. I wouldn’t choose this campground unless you have a Thousand Trails membership like me and want to save money.

Love it here

This is a wonderful typical national forest campground. No hookups. Lots of tents. I had good download speeds with AT&T and Verizon, but uploads were very very slow.

You can definitely hear the road (NH49) from pretty much every site, but the sites are far apart and totally wooded so it still seems private.

Enjoyable fall stay

I stayed here mid week in October 2020. Besides me and a tent camper, there was no-one here. But they all arrived for Columbus Day weekend of course. I was on site 17. Water+electric only. $25 per night. Good cell reception with Verizon and AT&T. Campground Wifi is workable. Dump station is located smartly away from most campsites, but on site. Cammy at the office was lovely and helpful. You can definitely hear the Highway, but I love that it’s easy to get to from the soutth (MA) and centered in the White Mountain National Forest. The campground is directly at the Pemigewasset River with several access points and plenty of space for walking and stretching your legs, if you don’t want to drive. Welch Dickey Trailhead is only 15 minutes away.