Best Campgrounds in New Hampshire

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in New Hampshire. Use this list to plan your next New Hampshire campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Dolly Copp Campground

    2 Reviews

    Gorham, NH

    You can escape some of the crowds who may not head any farther north than the outlets by heading farther north yourself, to Dolly Copp Campground. The campground is just north of Mount Washington ...
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    You can escape some of the crowds who may not head any farther north than the outlets by heading farther north yourself, ...

  • #2 Jigger Johnson Campground

    2 Reviews

    Albany, NH

    Jigger Johnson is the largest campground on the Kancamagus, but with its well-spaced loops, it affords plenty of room for some high-quality tent camping beneath the statuesque conifers. There’s ...
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    Jigger Johnson is the largest campground on the Kancamagus, but with its well-spaced loops, it affords plenty of room for ...

  • #3 Lafayette Place Campground

    2 Reviews

    Franconia, NH

    Simply by virtue of its location, Lafayette Place Campground is worth including in this guidebook. The fact that it’s a superb campground makes it that much better. Lafayette is nestled in the ...
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    Simply by virtue of its location, Lafayette Place Campground is worth including in this guidebook. The fact that it’s a superb ...

  • #4 Pawtuckaway State Park

    2 Reviews

    Nottingham, NH

    There are campsites at Pawtuckaway State Park that give you the atmosphere of island camping with the ease of car camping. It’s a big place, with 191 sites, but the three separate camping areas ...
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    There are campsites at Pawtuckaway State Park that give you the atmosphere of island camping with the ease of car camping. ...

  • #5 Blackberry Crossing Campground

    2 Reviews

    Albany, NH

    There may be just six sites set aside for tent camping at Blackberry Crossing Campground, but its character, history, and location on Kancamagus Highway make a trip here time well spent. It’s ...
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    There may be just six sites set aside for tent camping at Blackberry Crossing Campground, but its character, history, and ...

  • #6 Hancock Campground

    1 Reviews

    Lincoln, NH

    If you start traveling along New Hampshire’s fabled Kancamagus Highway heading east or from the Lincoln side to the Conway side, Hancock Campground is the first of the six Kancamagus campgrounds ...
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    If you start traveling along New Hampshire’s fabled Kancamagus Highway heading east or from the Lincoln side to the Conway ...

  • #7 Big Rock Campground

    2 Reviews

    Lincoln, NH

    The moment you pull into Big Rock Campground, you’ll see the unique geological feature for which the campground was named: a huge rock. Besides being a namesake and a curiosity, this massive ...
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    The moment you pull into Big Rock Campground, you’ll see the unique geological feature for which the campground was named: ...

  • #8 Gilson Pond Campground

    0 Reviews

    Jaffrey, NH

    Gilson Pond is the first new campground in the New Hampshire state-park system in more than 40 years—pretty exciting stuff in the camping world. The summer of 2010 was the first season it was ...
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    Gilson Pond is the first new campground in the New Hampshire state-park system in more than 40 years—pretty exciting stuff ...

  • #9 Dry River Campground

    1 Reviews

    Twin Mountain, NH

    Don’t get confused as you drive up through Crawford Notch State Park. The state-park campground is called Dry River Campground. There’s also a Crawford Notch Campground, but that’s a private ...
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    Don’t get confused as you drive up through Crawford Notch State Park. The state-park campground is called Dry River Campground. ...

  • #10 Pillsbury State Park

    3 Reviews

    Washington, NH

    The woods and the water are a powerful combination. Pillsbury State Park has both, and in just the right proportions—a series of crystalline ponds cast against a dense blanket of forest like ...
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    The woods and the water are a powerful combination. Pillsbury State Park has both, and in just the right proportions—a series ...

  • #11 Wildwood Campground

    1 Reviews

    Lincoln, NH

    Wildwood Campground is relatively small—with only 26 sites—and it feels wildly remote. It’s not all that far from the interstate, but you feel as if you’ve traveled deep into the wilderness. ...
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    Wildwood Campground is relatively small—with only 26 sites—and it feels wildly remote. It’s not all that far from the interstate, ...

  • #12 Crawford Notch Campground

    0 Reviews

    Harts Location, NH

    Nestled within the wilderness of Crawford Notch, the campground of the same name is a perfectly peaceful spot to pitch your tent—whether you’ve come to this part of the state for the climbing, ...
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    Nestled within the wilderness of Crawford Notch, the campground of the same name is a perfectly peaceful spot to pitch your ...

  • #13 Covered Bridge Campground

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    Albany, NH

    What do big rock and covered bridge campgrounds have in common (besides the fact that they’re both on Kancamagus Highway)? As soon as you pull in to either, you’ll see the campground’s namesake. ...
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    What do big rock and covered bridge campgrounds have in common (besides the fact that they’re both on Kancamagus Highway)? ...

  • #14 Bear Brook State Park

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    Allenstown, NH

    Bear Brook State Park is enormous—it’s the largest state park in New Hampshire. Its size (the entire park spans more than 10,000 acres) and the myriad outdoor activities available here make this ...
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    Bear Brook State Park is enormous—it’s the largest state park in New Hampshire. Its size (the entire park spans more than ...

  • #15 Passaconaway Campground

    0 Reviews

    Bartlett, NH

    The sites within Passaconaway Campground are all quite spacious. This can be both a blessing and a curse. Of all the campgrounds along the Kancamagus, Passaconaway is probably the most conducive ...
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    The sites within Passaconaway Campground are all quite spacious. This can be both a blessing and a curse. Of all the campgrounds ...

  • #16 Lake Umbagog

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    Errol, NH

    Lake Umbagog is a North Country treasure, teeming with wildlife, surrounded by boreal forests, and dotted with islands and beautiful backcountry campsites. Lake Umbagog (pronounced um-BAY-gog) ...
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    Lake Umbagog is a North Country treasure, teeming with wildlife, surrounded by boreal forests, and dotted with islands and ...