Camping near Portsmouth

This port town is the perfect base to explore New Hampshire’s great outdoors.

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F.a.C Campout

13 sites · Tents30 acres · Exeter, NH
A shared space for the animals and the artist. We are working on becoming sustainable into the future where we can gather to work on our art in a loving natural and healthy environment. We welcome you to come relax and rejuvinate on this sacred ground. We ask you respectfully carry in carry out any trash. The farm can accommodate and accept your empty recyclables and compostable material (meat is NOT an allowed compost item). 3 bay commercial sink w/hot cold water access(n/a winter).Our family practices kindness and encourages community. #NFA ⚡
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Camp in the woods

4 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Fremont, NH
Grandfather once lived on the property of a popular local restaurant owner original well and foundation still on site right on conservation trails with plenty of hiking biking and wildlifeLearn more about this land:3 acres private with hundreds of acres of hiking or biking abutting conservation land and 20 minutes from Hampton beach located 5 min from rt 101 and 125 new England dragway is 10 minutes away entrance can be muddy no low car access you need to walk in 500' or have AWD small building on property for fall hunting
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Hussey Mountain Tree Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents87 acres · Farmington, NH
ATFS Certified Tree Farm / Conservation Area Est. 2004 Camp with your group at our private Tree Farm/Conservation/Recreation Area. Established in 2004, we are an 87 acre ATFS certified Tree Farm located in the Blue Hills Range in the Foothills to NH’s White Mountains. Choose from one of three unique sites to best fit your camping needs, or book all three to reserve the entire property. We also host custom outdoor retreats/events, and feel free to reach out if you are interested in utilizing the mountain for your function. Our Farm spans the northerly side of Hussey Mountain from the base to the summit. Guests are provided with private access to several miles of multi-use nature trails, multiple scenic lookouts, a three acre PYO blueberry maze, a dock on our private eight acre pond with available boat rentals. On weekends, access to our abutting partner farm for educational tours, fresh organic produce, or plan an evening to have us host your group for private dinners/functions in our outdoor dining area surrounded by botanical gardens. At the common area located at the base of the mountain in (Parking A) guests are provided with a portable toilet, outdoor shower, garden hose for washing, a power strip for charging devices, spigot with potable water for filling containers, and mini basketballs/hoop for the kids. Things to do on the mountain SPRING-FALL include... Hiking on several miles of maintained nature trails marked with clear signage for easy day/night navigation. Relaxing/taking in the scenery from several scenic lookouts located on and around the mountain’s summit; combined they provide a 360-degree view spanning from the NH/ME Seacoast to the White Mountains of NH, to the Green Mountains of VT. Fishing, paddling, swimming, or relaxing on our dock. Bird/wildlife watching, berry picking, stargazing and leaf peeping. This is a place you can easily spend a few days and keep busy! That said, if you’re looking to venture off-mountain and explore we’re in a great area to do that. We’re located only 7 minutes off Exit 14, NH Route 16 N. Places to visit nearby include... Baxter lake (public access) 5 minutes south. Portsmouth 25 minutes south. Lake Winnipesaukee 20 minutes north. Gunstock mountain resort 25 minutes north. NH’s White Mountains 40 minutes north. Conway 1 hour north. Things to do on the mountain in WINTER include... We offer the only private ski area in New England accessed by either uphill travel or snowmobile lift service. With snow, our unique network of forestry trails and glades are transformed into downhill ski/snowboard runs, snowshoe routes, and fatbike trails. (Site 1 Base Camp) becomes ski-in, ski-out and is our only available site during ski season. Booking Base Camp provides our guests with exclusive private access to the mountain and all of the ski/snowboard/snowshoe/fatbike terrain via groomed uphill routes; one of which begins right out of the campsite.
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Beachside Oasis

1 site · Tent2 acres · North Hampton, NH
Enjoy off-the-grid living in this beachside oasis. Located 10 minute drive from North Hampton Beach, Rye Beach, Hampton beach and 15-20 minutes from all the great restaurants in Portsmouth. No running water, electricity or heat / propane. Note: The structure is not permitted as a “dwelling” by the town, for this reason, we are advertising / offering this as a campsite.
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Quiet rural organic property

1 site · RV2 acres · East Kingston, NH
Learn more about this land:Only suitable for campers and RV's with their own toilet facilities. Site is level gravel driveway with use of backyard fire pit and table. Only one camper unit per night allowed in quiet rural neighborhood on small organic property.  Seasonal organic vegetables, fruit and farm-fresh eggs available. Electric is 20 amp, so please check your air conditioner requirements.  Can accommodate up to 40 ft unit. Pets welcome. 15 minutes from Kingston Lake State Park, 30 minutes from Hampton Beach State Park. 
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Toi Moi Gloucester

1 site · RV6 acres · Gloucester, MA
Our property is over 5.5 acres, with a working saw mill, a barn, a wine bar and art studio, an airbnb, and our home. We are located within a few minutes of Rt. 128 giving you easy access to everything Cape Ann has to offer, without any street noise or neighbors. At the site you will find: 30A 120V hookup 20A 120V hookup The RV Tuckaway simply offers a quiet, peaceful and private place to park and enough space on the gravel pad to put out chairs and hang out. We can supply a Gloucester trash bag (big enough for a couple standard kitchen bags of trash) for $15 and dispose of it for you. We will provide a small, standard recycling bin free of charge, as long as the recycling refuse is contained to the bin. There are so many things to do here, it's impossible to give a comprehensive list, however we'll try to give you a quick shot at our favorites: Beaches: Wingaersheek Beach, Singing Beach, Good Harbor Athletic/Outdoors: Cape Ann SUP, Canoe/Kayak on Walker Creek, Essex River Restaurants: Talise, Short & Main, Feather & Wedge Shops: Pastaio, Helen's Bottle Shop Bakeries: Honeycomb, Bonny Breads, Sandpiper Art/Museum: Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Rocky Neck Art Colony, CAM If there's something specific you're curious about, just ask us!
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Souhegan Shores

2 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · Merrimack, NH
SPRING '24 NOTE: The late snow and heavy traffic have played havoc with the access road. Please do NOT book the site from our driveway if you don't have 4WD. Best to check first with your host to ensure the access road is passable to your type of vehicle. (back to our regularly scheduled camp description...) Camp alongside the tree lined bank of the Souhegan River. Fall to sleep to the sound of river flowing over the rocks up stream. In season, enjoy the swimming hole 100 feet from your campsite. Site-1 is located under the trees adjacent to a 3 acre meadow and Christmas Tree farm. Camp above the bank of the Souhegan River in the shade of white pine and shag bark hickory and listen to the river tumble over the ledges upstream. In season, enjoy the swimming hole 100 feet from your campsite. On the other side of the fence is a pasture where two horses graze. If you don't like friendly dogs then you'll be better off on site 2 where we can better keep our dog Wilson from dropping in to visit. He loves people too much not to want to greet folks on Site 1. Site-2 is located at the downstream end of the property and is completely private. You'll see nothing from your site but trees and the river. If you or your dog don't like dogs, this is the site you want. It's far easier to keep Wilson away from this corner of the property. The other side of the river is town conservation land so the only people you're likely to see will be passing by in canoes or kayaks. In the dry season, this is a great place to start a float trip and you'll likely have the next 1.5 miles all to yourself since the rapids upstream become unpassable in late July and August. Now that TENTRR has gone bankrupt, Site 2 is available year round. If NH gets clobbered by snow, just check ahead to ensure your host has finished plowing the access road.
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Apex Ranch

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · South Hampton, NH
A farm in the woods! Peaceful 3.5 acres of fields, woods, trails. Hunting, walking, biking or horse back riding. Right next to a state forest where great blue herons nest. The powwow river where kayakers and paddle boarders coast down to Lake Gardner is right down the road. Close to beach and mountains and only minutes from historic downtown Newburyport and Amebsury, MA. 10 minutes from 495 and 95.
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Hood Camp

1 site · Tent1 acre · Kingston, NH
The pond accessed down steep steps . Zeus the big German Shepherd neighbor's dog will be present.. He's a big baby and sweetheart and very smart. . I can be present, or leave you completely alone . You will be amongst huge pine trees. Very private on a dead end road with waterfront on Half Moon pond.. Dock, kayak, and an electric trolling boat bass boat along with various floats, and fishing poles available. 1 campsite for 2 tents, max 6 persons within 50 minutes to Boston. 35 minutes to Hampton Beach... 90 minutes to White Mtns... Out the back door is walking access to miles and hours of trails through the woods of Kingston Town Forest and adjacent Conservation Land.. Fire pit and wood, on site along with picnic table, chairs , . Perfect for car campers.
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Private site close to attractions

2 sites · RVs, Tents125 acres · North Berwick, ME
Large camping spot on the edge of a 125-acre farm with sunny or shaded place to set up camp. Guests are welcome to walk or hike around the property. There are open fields and some rough hiking trails (wear good shoes!) Small stream runs through the property and there are wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife about. This is a rustic site with picnic table, fire ring and chemical toilet. Not glamping for sure, but pretty and peaceful. Plenty of room to pull in a pop-up or camper. Convenient to most locations in Southern Maine and NH. Located near the center of town, there are stores and restaurants within a 5-minute drive. Excellent location to be away from tourist areas but close enough to visit -Beaches 20-30 minutes, RT 95-15 mins, Portland 45; Portsmouth-45 mins, Kittery Outlets -30 mins. White Mountains 1 hour 30 mins.
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Dancing Lawn

1 site · Lodging7 acres · West Kennebunk, ME
When we first purchased our property, we were made aware of a young fella needing a spot to set up his yurt. He lived with us for two years before moving along. We had enjoyed having him and his yurt on our land so when he left, It left a virtual and metaphorical hole. A couple years later we had an opportunity to purchase a yurt from an outdoor adventure company and so it began. We improved upon our tenant's idea by adding a proper outhouse and outdoor shower area. The space offered us a quiet haven during hectic times and now we are ready to share that opportunity. Our yurt sits on a quiet and private nook on our 7 acre property. We are right in between Kennebunk and Biddeford so there are quite a number of areas to explore if you make us your home base. It is a lovely 6 mile ride to Goose Rocks Beach or you can spend an afternoon walking around Dock's Square in Kennebunkport. Biddeford is a rapidly rebuilding mill town that has made several high profile food and travel publications for its great dining spots. If you are visiting to get away from the city, we are less than a mile away from the Eastern Trail which connects South Portland to Kittery, ME. Bring a bike or plan a quiet walk. We have a little fire pit so feel free to spend the day here and enjoy the birds. We hope to see you soon Kelly and Jason
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Bear + Bird Homestead

1 site · Tent4 acres · Brentwood, NH
Welcome to our home! We're glad to have you. Exeter Riverfront camping with floating dock Bucket toilet in privacy tent Hot/Cold Outdoor shower Well behaved dogs/leashed dogs are welcome 2 Min to Lindy's Country Store, 6 Min to Market Basket (and shopping plaza)/Epping Restaurants 15 minutes to downtown Exeter 20 minutes from Pawtuckaway State Park Over 300 acres of town forest hiking trails directly across the street.
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Camping near Portsmouth guide

Overview

As a port city, Portsmouth is an urban and cultural campground—but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking for any nature. Located on the New Hampshire side of the Maine border, Portsmouth and its surroundings embrace the best of two states. History and architecture enthusiasts can peruse Portsmouth’s historic landmarks and the Strawberry Banke Museum. Meanwhile, lovers of the great outdoors will find just as much to do, both in town and beyond. Portsmouth overlooks the Piscataqua River, while lakes, state parks, and a wildlife refuge are nestled just outside the city.

Where to go

Along the coast

Drive alongside the Atlantic Ocean, where state parks sit right on the beach. History lovers will enjoy the military history of Odiorne Point State Park. Further down the coast, you can fish, swim, and picnic at Rye Harbor State Park or Jenness State Beach. After a dip in the Atlantic, check into your campsite. RV, cabin, and tent campsites dot the area, so you can easily find one, no matter where you stop. 

The Great Bay

Head further inland without sacrificing your water access. The Great Bay River runs just outside Portsmouth, while the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge spans more than 1,000 acres. The trails are suitable for all kinds of hikers—not to mention unique birds and wildlife. See what you can see. Portsmouth, NH camping is as enjoyable around the river as it is the Atlantic Ocean. 

Pop into Maine

You’re as close to Maine as you are to New Hampshire, so don’t ignore the parks and beaches across the border. Hike at the Kittery Town Forest, or, if you’d rather a taste of local history, learn all about the military at Fort McClary State Historic Site. You can spend the night in the state of your choosing. But, before you head back to New Hampshire, savor a lobster roll at a campground with a picnic area. 

When to go

The Atlantic Ocean gets cold even in the summertime, so if you want a seaside getaway, come in the warm months. With your choice of beach, you can spend the day fishing, hiking, canoeing, and swimming. However, don’t overlook Portsmouth in the off-seasons. The city offers plenty of indoor activities, so you can easily plan a winter camping trip to explore museums and military sites.

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