Lakeside camping near Ashland

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Spacious Skies French Pond Campground

138 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Henniker, NH
Escape to Spacious Skies French Pond Campground, a family-friendly oasis in the heart of New Hampshire’s natural beauty. Whether you crave the cozy comfort of a spacious RV site or the thrill of tent camping under the stars, you’ll find your perfect adventure here. Swim, fish, and boat in the pristine waters of French Pond, relax by our saltwater pool, and let the kids roam free on ATV trails. With a historic pavilion and nostalgic rec hall, there’s something for everyone at Spacious Skies. Discover why lake camping is the ultimate getaway – click below to explore! Nestled amidst the vibrant forests of southern New Hampshire, Spacious Skies French Pond Campground is your ticket to unforgettable family getaways. Find your home-away-from-home with our range of wooded and open RV sites, all equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, essential hookups, and sewer connections. Spacious tent sites welcome adventurers seeking a classic camping experience. No matter your style, Spacious Skies has the perfect spot to unwind and reconnect with your loved ones. Let the pristine waters of French Pond be your playground! Swim, kayak, canoe, paddleboat, or cast a line for a relaxing day by the lake. Prefer a dip in the pool? Take advantage of our refreshing saltwater pool – we’ll even heat it up for those cooler days. With ATV trails nearby, the excitement extends beyond the campground for thrill-seeking families wanting a little extra action. Spacious Skies French Pond isn’t just about the outdoors – we’ve got something for everyone. Gather in our historic pavilion for lively events or a spontaneous dance party. Our nostalgic rec hall, complete with a vintage player piano, takes you back to the simple joys of classic camp life. From lakeside relaxation to memory-making adventures, you’ll find it all at Spacious Skies. Don’t miss out – book your getaway today!
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Welcome to The Wolf Swamp!

14 sites · RVs, Tents52 acres · Canterbury, NH
The property used to be part of the old Johanson farm, it was a 200 acre dairy farm a hundred years ago. when the State put in the highway (I-93) in 1961 it split the farmland in half. So now there are a hundred acres on each side of the Highway. The old stagecoach road which runs through the property from Canterbury Station to Northfield Station is now part of the main trails system. The early Pony Express riders dubbed the swamp on the land "Wolf Swamp", because there were many reports of riders seeing Wolves in the Swamp. The property is very open, although the sites are very spread out and secluded for ultimate privacy. There are several great hiking trails on the property, also used by local mountain bikers and Horseback Riding. Occasionally there will be an ATV or Dirt Bike passing through. We are located in the Heart of the local Trail system. There are several great places to swim and Kayak or Canoe literally around the corner. There are also lots of great local attractions close by, many that have Farm Stores, Shops, Homemade Gifts, Breads, Pies, Cheeses and we even have a few local Breweries. There is something for everyone, just ask and we will point you in the Right Direction.
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Free Verse Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Chelsea, VT
Our farm & campground features stunning, panoramic views of the First Branch of the White River in the verdant hills of central Vermont. It overlooks the village of Chelsea, the shire town of Orange County. Free Verse Farm is a hilltop herb farm run by two art-making, herb-loving farmers. The property boasts twenty sloping, knoll-laden, open acres overlooking the First Branch of the White River as it passes through the scenic village of Chelsea, Vermont. We have incredible views, forest trails that offer magical woodland wanderings, and spacious campsites in our fields. We also invite you to explore our cultivated fields of herbs and vegetables and become acquainted with the wide variety of tea, culinary, and medicinal herbs that we grow and process on our farm. You can also visit with the cows that spend their summer munching our delicious green pastures. Our full line of herbs and herbal products are for sale via our website or at Free Verse Farm Shop, located just one mile from our farm in downtown Chelsea. Our Farm Shop offers a wide variety of fresh produce, provisions, fresh baked goods, alcoholic (& non-) beverages, and more to enjoy during your stay or as you continue on your journey. AMENITIES: we offer a hot outdoor shower & sink, as well as an outhouse with a composting toilet. Each campsite has a firepit and a picnic table. CAMPSITE DETAILS: We currently have 2 campsites open. They are located in meadows with beautiful views of the First Branch Valley and Chelsea village. 4 wheel drive is recommended, but not necessary, and you are always welcome to hike up to your site. The site is spacious and private. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: We also run Free Verse Farm Shop (OPEN: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 9am-3pm), a local grocery, café, and apothecary to serve our community and visitors to the area, while supporting local farms and artisans. You can also pre-order online (shop.freeversefarm.com) to pick up in store or ship your order around the USA. The village of Chelsea hosts a weekly summer farmers market May-September on Fridays from 3-6pm (mid-May through September). In downtown Chelsea there is also a pub (The Wagon Wheel), gas station (110 Quickstop), two town commons, a small library, and a general store (Will's Store), and a farm stand (Chicken Wiggle Farm). Within 20-45 minutes of our farm you can reach the larger towns of Montpelier (state capital), South Royalton, Randolph, Woodstock, White River Junction, and the Upper Valley Region (Dartmouth College), all of which offer a wide variety of attractions and services. Upon your arrival, you will be given a welcome packet with more detailed information about our area, and we'll be happy to provide you with any other tips you're looking for. We look forward to hosting Hipcampers and sharing our love of this land, and our region, with all who visit. We can't wait to meet you! -Taylor & Misha *VISIT our Farm Shop (shop.freeversefarm.com) in Chelsea to stock up on our herbal goods, fresh produce, baked goods, adult beverages, and other provisions. You can order online for pickup at the Farm Shop or ship your order anywhere in the USA. **TAG @freeversefarm in your photos on Instagram! We love to see your shots from the farm!
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Camp Ebb and Flow

9 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Orford, NH
Camp Ebb and Flow is located on the western edge of the White Mountains, near the crossing of the Appalachian Trail and a short drive to VT. Three lakes nearby for swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Hiking trails nearby. The camp offers RV sites with water, electric, and sewer, an RV site with no hookups, and several tent sites. One of the tent sites has water and electric. There is an "outhouse" with a flush toilet and over six acres of mowed fields for activities and walking. There is also a lovely brook running through the property with many areas you can cool off in from the summer heat. This property has a lengthy history going back to colonial times. It’s been a farm, an apple orchard, and once had a sawmill. Please check the calendar for available dates. Check-in is no later than 9pm unless late arrival arrangements have been made prior to booking. If you do not see an open site for the days you'd like to get away, please contact us. Sometimes we can make other arrangements, allowing you to stay.
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Duncan Lake Island

1 site · Tent1 acre · Center Ossipee, NH
Quiet and peaceful island in Duncan Lake, Ossipee, NH. Fall asleep listening to the loons, and wake up to beautiful sunrises! Approximately half an acre with plenty of level spots for tenting, great fishing (lake is stocked with trout), and excellent swimming. Property has a flat top Blackstone propane griddle (propane not provided) and picnic table. Lots of hiking opportunities in the immediate area. Given the location, potential renters MUST have a canoe/kayak to access the land from the public boat launch. There are no restroom facilities of any kind, so please be prepared to pack in/pack out your preferred solution. Enjoy the serenity of this unique island oasis! Available May 1st - Oct 31st only.
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Yurty Expectations Conga Camp Maine

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Parsonsfield, ME
Learn more about this land: Very quiet and relaxing adventure surrounds you.  Miles of trails, local sites hilltop views, warm white sand lakes to swim. Bikes, a few kayaks lots of trails.  Wood heated Yurt , snow shoes, ice cleats ,Wood-fired hot tub YEAR-ROUND But you'll need 4 or more in your group and at least 2 nights Additional Hot tub useage criteria Just some add on extras available on request ahead of your stay. Hot tub use With 2 persons and a 2 night stay -additional fee $115 . Hot tub for 3 people and again 2 night stay additional $85 This property is one large Yurt can easily fit up to 7 adults or more if children or teen group
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Cloud 9 campsite Fairlee VT

2 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Fairlee, VT
We live in the beautiful wooded area in fairlee vt with beautiful views of the ascutney mountains . Learn more about this land: You will be camping at our cloud 9 campsite which private and peaceful! The site is located behind many large pine trees in the upper part of the field across from our house which is hidden and cannot be viewed from the campsite. You can connect with wifi at the wifi sign near the beginning of the campsite road. We have a few hiking trails on Blood brook road one of which you can walk to from our home and it’s only a very short distance away. We are located 3 miles from Lake Fairlee Public beach also known as Treasure Island so bring your swimsuit! We are also within 5 minutes of the Lake Fairlee boat launch so feel free to bring your canoe or kayak and enjoy a paddle around our beautiful lake.
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Lovedy's Land at Nubbin Corner.

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents11 acres · Limington, ME
Family owned property obtained through the barter system. You shingle my barn and I'll give you that property. My Pappy's land. 11 acres. Recently cleared for its timber. With some landscaping it became clear that beautiful campsites were forming. My father is 78 years old. The last thing he ever thought he would be doing with his retirement is jumping back on his excavator. Can't keep a good man down. Now here we are. Father and daughter. One day my children. 3 large tent sites and two camper sites. Future cabin and seasonal RV sites. A brook runs through the property but dries up after June. There is a small pond with rock stairs. Deer and turkey are frequently seen. Peace and serenity. This property does not offer complete seclusion. You will see other campers if all 3 sites are occupied. There is spacious distance. What this location offers is that it is centrally located to mountains, oceans, lakes,concert venues, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and antiquing. Traveling to NH and Massachusetts is a day trip. A few hours and your in central Maine. Cross the border into Canada. So much to explore or just relax. Stay a few nights or stay the season. 2023 is off to a great camping season. Already meeting new campers. Hopefully I'll see some familiar faces from 2022. A few upgrades. There is an outside water faucet, an outlet and an outside shower...hot and a privacy fence. There is a bathroom/shed that contains a bucket compost toilet. A compost bag and shavings/leaves/moss provided. The tent sites are off grid with a few conveniences. Please view my camper rental if you are seeking another experience. Goats are coming. Yes goats. Not until fall though. The frog pond population continues to grow. A neighboring town is finding 3 legged frogs in their ponds. Apparently caused by a parasite. Let me know if you find any.
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Declaration on Mascoma River

1 site · RV, Tent14 acres · Canaan, NH
This land "declaration" is a mostly forested 1.4 acre piece of land that borders the Mascoma River. While civilization (Enfield and Canaan, NH) is only minutes away, there are plenty of trees for some privacy, and a good driveway and an electrical hookup for an RV. There is also a campfire/tent area. Note no potable water supply or toilet as of yet on the property. Nearby are many activities for those who love the outdoors. Most of the surrounding area is forested and sparsely populated. Goose Pond and Mascoma Lake are just minutes away, offering swimming and boating and fishing. The Appalachian Trail and upper Valley trail networks are nearby. Skiing in the winter.
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The Saco Experience

10 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Conway, NH
Our property is located in the heart of Conway and all the Mount Washington Valley has to offer. We are about a mile walk from the Saco river and the same for Conway Lake. We have a Canoe Company on site that is run all summer, and highly recommend our campers utilize the rentals. We have small pop up events like live music, farmers markets, and craft fairs in the back yard, so if that is something of interest inquire with us for what days we will be hosting. We also have a Yoga teacher on site willing to teach private yoga classes to all who desire them.Learn more about this land:A Big field with a fire ring in the middle. It is a quarter mile walk to the Saco river. A short drive to all amenities the Mount Washington Valley has to offer
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Sugar Wood Meadow Camping

13 sites · Tents500 acres · Bethel, VT
Our family purchased the farm to milk dairy cows, but over the year moved away from dairy to beef cattle. The sites are located around our farm with some in the fields behind our farm and others located in some of our summer pastures! We have different site listed individually in hopes of making booking easier!
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Deer Bear Mountain View

1 site · Tent2 acres · Littleton, NH
A beautiful neighborhood campsite with forest and field views and Littleton, NH adjacent. Hiking, fishing, bike and OHV trails are very accessible (2- 10 mins) from the land. Take in all the White Mountains have to offer each season. We have a meadow for your own tent/camping or glamping in our insulated shed with a comfy bed, and solar charger for an extra $10/night. Compost toilet and spring water on site as well. You will thoroughly enjoy this serene nature getaway! 2 nights minimum required. There is no heating so bring what you need to stay warm this autumn.
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Lakeside camping near Ashland guide

Overview

The town of Ashland may be small, but its offerings are vast. Mountaineers and hikers can take advantage of Ashland’s proximity to the White Mountain National Forest, though the town offers more than mountains. The Pemigewasset River runs west of Ashland, while New Hampshire’s Lakes Region neighbors the town. After checking into your campsite with a view, you’ll be tempted to explore all of New Hampshire’s best scenery—but start with the town itself. A walk over the Squam River covered bridge feels quintessentially New England, especially with a farmers’ market apple cider in hand. 

Where to go

Wellington State Park

Start your camping trip in freshwater. Wellington State Park overlooks Newfound Lake and can accommodate large groups of campers. Once you pitch your tent, play volleyball on the sand, barbecue some burgers, and watch for birds. If you’re in the mood to hike, try Big Sugarloaf Mountain, which offers further views of the lake. Hike for long enough, and a swim at your lakeside campsite will be all the more refreshing. 

The Southern White Mountains

New Hampshire is only white in the winter—but the state is known for its White Mountains year-round. The White Mountains occupy roughly a quarter of the state, so you’re nearly always near trails, nature centers, and rock climbing hotspots. The southern end of the range boasts plenty of campsites, so pitch your tent and start exploring. You’ll have your pick of peaks and campsites. 

The Lakes Region

For a lake-based camping adventure, head east of Ashland. Lake Winnipesaukee—the state’s largest lake—is within a short distance. Wildlife enthusiasts, however, will flock to Squam Lake. From the outset, the lake looks peaceful and quiet, but is an ideal location to spot loons, herons, and bald eagles. What better way to wake up in the morning than with the call of the wild? 

When to go

Visit Ashland between mid-spring and mid-fall, when the weather is on its best behavior. While New Hampshire stuns year-round, winter tends to get—and stay—dark and cold. You can certainly cozy up in a cabin with a fire pit or visit the ice castles near Lincoln. However, if you want your days long and your nights warm, save your camping trip for better weather. You’ll want to stay outside for as long as possible.

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