Jean C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2021

Hillside campground above the lakes

This is a family run campground located on a hillside between Lake Francis and First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg, NH. The area is a favorite for those who enjoy boating or riding ATV/snowmobiles (depending on the season), hunting, and wildlife watching (it's called Moose Alley for a reason). 

There's a public boat launch at Lake Francis and easy access to ATV trails.

Sites may be in a field, partially wooded, or wooded. While there are a number of seasonal sites, there are also many short-term sites available. I was on site 39, in a wooded area best suited for tents and small campers. On the campground map it looks like it's a loop, but they've put a barrier up between two sites, so there's no driving around. There'd been significant rain before/during my stay and the road to my site was quite muddy, but the site itself was dry. Sites 40-42 are parallel to the road, but site 39 was off the end and I was able to back in with my trailer. About half the sites on the 'loop' were occupied and it was quiet and somewhat removed from most of the sites.

The bathroom was clean with large, private rooms providing shower/toilet/sink, a nice bonus during the pandemic. Laundry is also available, a definite win if you're muddy after a day of riding.

I had to call to make reservations; the reservation link on the website is only for the cabin rentals. No one was in the office when I arrived, but there were directions to my site in the office.

If you don't want to cook, the Buck Rub Pub a few miles down the road provides good pub food; it's popular and there can be a wait. For a filling and satisfying breakfast, The Happy Corner Cafe across the street will meet your needs at a reasonable price with good service. For dessert or a treat after a day on the lake or trail, stop by Moose Alley Cones. A drive after dusk or at dawn may reward you with a moose along the roadside.

i had OK cell phone coverage.

  • The loop doesn't go through! It ends at the campsite
  • I think this is 37 - where the loop road is split
  • Site 39 Mountain View
  • 39 Mountain View
  • Partially wooded sites
  • Some seasonal sites
  • Looking down on site 39 from the hill above
  • View of field campsites
  • A number of cabins available for rent
  • General map of the campground
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Good space if you have kids.
  • Open field area. Per the map, the center is for tents, perimeter for RV
  • Site 39

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