Jean C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2019

Beautiful campground with plenty of activities

Update July 2020:

I finally stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed this campground. Once NH opened up to MA residents, I called and snagged a site that was available due to a cancellation. Site 26 is a narrow site with water and electric that opened up by the river, though direct access to the water was only available through the neighboring campsite, which I tried once while it was unoccupied. It was easy enough to carry my tube to the beach and float in the river, drifting above and below the river. The side closest to the beach is relatively shallow and slow; the far side under the bridge is deeper and kids were jumping off it. There was music playing at reasonable levels, picnics on the beach and on the sandbar downstream from the bridge. At night the seasonable sites light up like Christmas with strands through the trees, but it's not a blaring light. Many of the sites were unoccupied when i was there, likely because of the tropical rain that was forecast but didn't fully pan out. Bathrooms are cleaned, checked frequently throughout the day. 

My ongoing quest for a high quality riverfront campground that offers tubing continues, but I have found a great option here on the Pemi River. To think, I can't believe I waited this long to investigate the campground behind the sign I've passed on the highway for decades! They only had a last minute cancellation for a full service pull through, but it was more than i wanted to spend for the weekend. Even so, I stopped by and decided after looking around that this will be on my future list. I'll know to plan well in advance!

There are a variety of sites available, including tent sites without hookups, water/electric sites, to full hookups and pull-throughs. They even offer cabins if that's your preference. The riverfront water/electric site are beautiful, though those with the lower numbers are closer to I-93, which may be a consideration if road noise bothers you. The opposite end is near the beach. The seasonal sites are neat and clean. Bathrooms are spotless. If you stay for a week, you'll get the 7th night free.

Amenities include a terrific playground in a large, grassy area, plus volleyball and horseshoes. Wi-fi is available. There's a well-equipped store, firewood for sale, and canoe/kayak/tube rentals with a free shuttle included. They'll take you up the river and leave you to float or paddle back to the campground on your own time. If you bring your own boat, there's a reasonable $5 shuttle fee.

  • one of the campsites view of the river and railroad bridge
  • The railroad bridge marks the edge of the campground
  • Sandy riverfront campsite
  • Site 27 Pemi River Campground
  • 28 Pemi River Campground
  • 30 Pemi River Campground
  • 31 Pemi River Campground
  • Site 34 Pemi River Campground
  • Enjoying the river
  • Sites closes to bridge and beach
  • Site 36
  • Site 37
  • Tubers arriving at the beach
  • Looking down a campground road
  • Site 65
  • 67
  • Grassy, sunnier sites, near the playground
  • Camp store where you can rent tubes and kayaks or pick up a few necessary items.
  • One of the bathrooms. Each toilet and shower is separate, so private. Small, so could be tight with a parent/child.
  • Site 94 Pemi River Campground
  • Site 93 Pemi River Campground
  • Site 92 Pemi River Campground
  • Site 9A is a Y-shaped site
  • 15A
  • 15
  • 16
  • Site 17 Pemi River Campground
  • 17 Pemi River Campground
  • 18 Pemi River Campground
  • 21 riverfront
  • 22 riverfront Pemi River Campground
  • Enjoying an afternoon float at the campground
  • On the river, but not easy access to the river from the campsite.
  • Looking toward I-93 from the river with a brief shower rolling in
  • At one point it was raining over my car, but not over the hammock or teardrop! Pemi River Campground.
  • Tubing down the Pemi after a shuttle from the campground. TBH, my personal tube was more comfortable, with a backrest and mesh bottom, but I expect it's harder to pile those tubes on the trailer. Be sure to get one with a cup holder!
  • Evening by the campfire. There is a slope at the back of Site 26 and then it levels off again Pemi River Campground
  • 23 Pemi River Campground
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  • Pemi River Campground

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