Reviewed Jul. 8, 2021

We had the worst site, but the campground was nice!

We booked at the last minute and got stuck with site 002, which is basically a parking lot shared with another group (no privacy at all except any vehicles you park in between). Not ideal for tent camping, but oh well! At least it was a large site, and while we could hear road noise (sites further back may not), it wasn’t too bad at night. The site also drained well after a massive thunderstorm! Most of the other sites at the campground looked great, so if you can grab one of those, you will be happy. There are even a couple of sites with three-sided shelters, which looked very appealing in the rain. We appreciated the dishwashing station, coin op showers, and friendly ranger. The river is a short walk away and would have been pleasant for a dip in warmer weather. We didn’t use it, but at the front of the campground is an open picnic area with nice mountain views. Of course, the biggest advantage of this site is the proximity to some incredible White Mountains hiking — we enjoyed gorgeous hikes to Mt Pierce and Zeacliff.

  • Jetboil in operation at Dry River
  • Panoramic views from Zeacliff (Mt Zealand)
  • Beautiful wetlands on the hike to Zealand Hut

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