The best camping near Grafton Notch State Park and Mahoosuc Public Lands

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Magical Mountain River retreat

3 sites · Tents500 acres · Rumford, ME
Scars in the polished granite streambed tell the story of saw mills from the 19th century. Not far from the foundation of one of the more established farmsteads of the era, this campsite is tucked away from the road down by the rushing Bull Branch of the Sunday River. Whether you bake on the rocks after dipping, or toss a fly in a quiet pool, the river will soothe your soul. Explore endless mountains streams, trails to the Appalachian Trail, and remote dirt roads in the heart of the Mahoosucs from your secluded walk-in low impact tent site with privy. Deep swimming holes and trout fishing beckon. There are three sites: #1: Riverside (more secluded),#2:Hillside(closest to the parking), and #3: Fireside. The hillside and fireside sites can combine for a group although are at a short distance from each other. If weather conditions permit, all campers can share the fire circle and table. The Riverside has its own table.
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Camp Streife

1 site · Tent17 acres · Rumford, ME
Streife translated from Norwegian means roam. The right to roam, also called the right of access, or everyman's right(“allemannsretten”) is a traditional right from ancient times, and since 1957 has also been a part of the Norwegian Outdoor Recreation Act. It ensures that everybody gets to experience nature, even on larger privately owned areas. In our travels to Norway, we learned of this law and loved the concept so much we brought it back with us to America. Yet we had no land to offer. So, we searched...and searched....and searched some more. Then we found what would become camp Streife. 20 acres of uncut timber growth forest, tucked in the hills of Rumford Maine. With a nearby brook, pond and within 20 minutes of some of our favorite ski locations it was just right. The rules of this law are simple. Be considerate and thoughtful. Don't damage nature and other surroundings. Leave the landscape as you would want to find it. Leave no trace. You may put up a tent, or sleep under the stars, for the night anywhere in the countryside, forests or mountains, as long as you keep at least 500 feet away from the nearest inhabited house or cabin. This rule of 500 feet distance also applies to camping cars and caravans. If you want to stay for more than two nights in the same place, you must ask the landowner's permission, except in the mountains or very remote areas. Well, we've taken care of all those Allemannsretten rules for you. We invite you to our small part of the world and encourage you to exercise your right to roam. Learn more about this land: Situated on 20 acres in the Woods of Rumford, ME come enjoy a forested campsite with access to nearby stream and pond. Fish, kayak, snowshoe, hike or just relax. 20 minutes from Sunday River Ski area, 25 Minutes from Black Mtn. Ski area and even closer to Rumford's White Cap Mtn. for nice backcountry ski lines. There is nearby access to the Androscoggin River, Grafton Notch State Park, and all the amenities that come with it. Come enjoy all that the Woods of Maine has to offer.
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Toad Hill

10 sites · Lodging45 acres · North Conway, NH
Toad Hill is a remote 45 acre property surrounded by pristine forest and located in the heart of The White Mountains. There is lots to do and see in the area. Hike, bike, snowmobile or ski from the door to waterfalls, ponds, or just around the property in search of birds and wildlife. Take a day trip to Province or Mountain Pond for both swimming and fly fishing. Toad hill also host a summer music festival and has beautiful sculptures around the property. Perfect for people trying to get away from life and into nature!
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Great North Woods Farm Lake Umbagog

11 sites · Tents5 acres · Errol, NH
Tucked away in the Lake Umbagog wilderness, we are a small privately-owned farm with the wonders of the area surrounding us. Boating and fishing? Check. Hiking and mountain-biking? Check. Swimming and Sailing? Check! All the fun and memories that go with camping and bonfires and outdoor cooking! Check! PLEASE NOTE: We are intentionally remote, secluded, and off-grid. We are best accessed by water (1.3 mile paddle or motorboat), with a seasonal (May 15-December 1) 9-mile rough (4wd) logging access road. However you decide to arrive, we are happy to guide you at no extra charge. We do have cellular phone service on site. We have a small fishing boat (paddle only), 2 kayaks, 3 mountain bikes, and a canoe for rent; firewood on site; your choice of spots to pitch a tent or use our raised platform. Join us for astonishing sunsets, breathtaking wildlife, and beautiful gardens. We can't wait to meet you!
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Coos Canyon Campground & Cabins

47 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents31 acres · Byron, ME
Hello & Welcome! Coos Canyon Campground & Cabins, solitude, and nature await you to find your adventure. Located two hours inland from the coast, we are nestled in the Lakes & Mountains region of Western Maine. People enjoy our destination campground for the abundance of vast land and experiences that surround us. ATVing, hiking, nature walks, swimming, fishing, kayaking/boating, and yes even, Gold Panning (Swift River is known for some of the cleanest gold in the US). Mornings are full of people getting ready to find their adventure. Afternoons are relatively quiet and evenings are filled with happy exhausted guests that like to take in the night sky and the smell and sounds of a crackling bonfire. "This gem of a place was everything we were looking for: wooded sites, privacy, solitude, a natural playground in an enchanting canyon next to a sparkling river — a place where you could leave all of the gimmicks behind and just...camp." "An authentic camping experience that has something for everyone!" Tent sites are nestled in nature, with spacious spots for RVs, and clean, cozy cabins. Whether you're an explorer or a relaxer, Coos Canyon Campgrounds is the ideal base camp when you're ready to enjoy all the captivating beauty that the Coos Canyon and Swift River area has to offer. Do lots or do little! No matter the season, you'll fall in love with our enchanting neck of the woods. -Close to multiple-day hiking trails and 250 miles of trails for ATVs, mountain biking, snowmobiling -Gold panning -Swimming -Canoeing & kayaking -Fishing -Scenic vistas and overlooks, dramatic cliffs & gorges -Stargazing -Quaint towns and eateries -Cross-country + downhill skiing -Snowmobiling, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding/tubing -Wildlife watching, game sport TENT SITES & LEAN-TO'S The smell of clean air, fresh pine, and a smoky campfire. Bright sunny days and starry, starry nights. Choose from a variety of woodland sites nestled in the pristine forest and within walking distance of the sparkling Swift River. RV SITES Our RV sites can accommodate all makes and models — from massive to mini — with the most generously-sized lots tucked into our beautiful forest. Each location is the perfect place to break out the lawn chairs and dive into vacation mode along the tranquil Swift River. CABINS / RENTAL TRAILER Choose from 2 duplex-style, year-round cabins that sleep up to 6 people within walking distance of the rambling Swift River. Enjoy our clean, comfortable up-to-date cabins while experiencing the rustic beauty and many things to do in and near the campgrounds. Sip your morning coffee on the porch while drinking in the sounds and sights of Coos Canyon with nothing more to ponder than how to spend the rest of your day. We know you'll love Coos Canyon Campground as much as we do. Welcome!
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Lulu's 100 Acre Wood Cabin

1 site · Lodging118 acres · Norway, ME
The 100 acre wood located in the hills of Oxford County is a peaceful get away from the hussle and bussle of todays world. Recently selectively logged we discovered views of local mountains and decided to take advantage of the clearings. The cabin was built for me to steal away from the house and enjoy the wildlife, quiet, stars and silence. It is too peaceful to keep to myself so come and enjoy all that Norway Maine and the surrounding area has to offer! Learn more about this land: Welcome to Lulu's. Where you can get a little crazy under the moon or you can take in the peace and serenity of the stillness in the woods. Depends on what you are looking for! No neighbors to infringe on your ideal get away. The large cabin has a welcoming front porch to enjoy the amazing sunrises over Streaked Mtn. 100 acres of privacy to hike, watch wildlife and just relax. Cabin has outside facilities. Off the grid-no electric or running water. Cell service is adequate. 1 gallon of fresh well water provided for drinking and 10 gallons for washing/cooking. Bring your own linens for a queen size bed, twin bunk beds and a full pull out couch. 2 pillows are supplied with a pillow protective cover and pillow case which are washed after each guest. Pots, pans and utensils, are onsite which are washed between campers; trash bags, compost bags, paper towels, dish soap, dish towels and a 2 burner propane stove(green canisters needed) and an older propane table top grill are provided. Camp fire grill on site if you prefer cooking over open flame. There are some battery operated light switches and solar lights in the camp and outhouse. Please remember you will be required to remove trash and outhouse composting bag. Thanks and hope to see you at Lulu's 100 acre wood! Downtown Norway has quaint shops to browse! Norway Lake has a public beach and boat dock. Many hiking trails nearby-Noyes Mtn, Patch Mnt, Singpole and Streaked Mtn to name a few. ATV trails (also can be used for off-road biking)onsite connect with other towns for many miles and hours of riding. Plenty of lakes/rivers for kayaking. Casino, race track and breweries for night life. Oxford Hills has much to offer.
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Chipmunks Challenge

1 site · RV, Tent86 acres · Bethel, ME
Learn more about this land:Campsite is held in a small, level clearing of gravel and grass. Surrounded on all sides by tall pines and an assortment of plant and animal life. The White Mtn National Forest is right next door with hundreds of trails within a short drive. Plenty of lakes to choose from as well. Come gather friends and family (or just yourself if your a lone wolf) around the fire, enjoy a robust meal and recant the days adventure.
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In The Trees

1 site · RV, Tent60 acres · Stoneham, ME
In The Trees is a 60-acre property that features treehouse and cabin rentals, a 50ft. mountain top tower for you to ascend, trails to discover, an 18-hole disc golf course truly incomparable to any other course in New England and a pristine sandy beach on Virginia Lake less than a mile hike away! It is a short hike to this rustic Maine woods campsite. The site is right next to our communal fire pit. There is no water or electric hookup it is truly a primitive experience.
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CoHo Campsites

7 sites · Tents1 acre · Conway, NH
Learn more about this land: Welcome to the Campsites at CoHo: Conway Hostel! Camping here at the hostel is a great option for those who are looking for the economic price point and rugged nature of camping, while still having the amenities of modern living. "What should I expect my experience to be like?" Being a hostel, the experience we offer is a community focused one. Sites are setup similar to rooms in the hostel. They are located in fairly close proximity to one another and feature (in addition to private fire pits in the sites) one large community fire ring at the center of the property. Parking and camping are located at the rear of the Hostel property. Out back  features several campsites, a community fire ring, picnic table, and charcoal grill. Parking is first come, first serve, but there is plenty of street parking available along Washington St (Summertime street parking. In winter, town hall may be used as overflow parking.). Amenities: The hostel is yours to access. Use the back porch and side entrances (Access code will be given to you during check-in). Inside you’ll find… Full community kitchen, bathrooms, dining area, and lounge area.  Dorm style bathroom facilities on the second floor have two toilets and shower stalls each.  Basic breakfast items are included with stay as well (coffee, tea, yogurt, granola bars, cereal, and oatmeal) Need Gear? ** Ask us about tent and other gear rental ** Nearby attractions:  Tubing/Paddling at the Saco and Swift river, as well as a number of nearby lakes Rock Climbing at Whitehorse and Cathedral ledges  Ice Climbing Mountain Biking at Hurricane Zone, Marshall Conservation, Whitehorse, Cathedral Ledge, and more!!! *Cranmore and Attitash also both feature lift access downhill mountain biking amongst other summer activities   TONS of great hiking trails Great places to swim and cool off - walking distance! Cranmore, Attitash, and Wildcat ski areas  Breweries & Distilleries  Ask about the great local restaurants! Families, Kids, Etc: Generally a ton of options for biking, paddling, tubing, and hiking.  Storyland (for the younger travelers)  Downtown North Conway  Conway scenic railroad  Cog railroad Mt. Washington auto road Cathedral Ledge auto road & lookout Outlet stores and other shopping Fall Foliage  So much more!
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Slippery Rock Trails LLC

5 sites · Lodging, Tents400 acres · Greene, ME
Forty five years ago, our family started assembling 400 acres of woods and fields on the banks of the beautiful Androscoggin River. We enjoy actively managing the property for wildlife habitat and tree growth. The diverse landscape includes over 1/2 a mile of river frontage, a 10 acre wildlife pond, rolling hills in the meadows and steep forested terrain with more than 10 miles of multi-use trails running throughout. Our lands have long been open to local hikers, bikers and cross country skiers, we are excited to share this beautiful property with a larger community. Scout for wildlife and birds, on our private 400 acres of forests and fields. Tire yourself by hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing the 10 miles of private trails.  Located across the river from Riverlands State Park, just minutes from Lewiston-Auburn, Bates College, local breweries and just 2 1/2 hours from Boston. Wildlife abounds both on the property and across the river at Androscoggin Riverlands State Park.Quite often, a gentle breeze off the water will offer relief from black flies and mosquitoes, but the right bug repellent is recommended especially to fend off those pesky ticks that are so common in Maine.
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Unique Mountainside Glamping

3 sites · Lodging17 acres · North Conway, NH
A unique glamping getaway nestled on a mountaintop near Evans Notch in North Chatham, NH. We have three glamping tents tucked away in the forest behind our home. Private and tranquil, each tent has a queen sized bed, with flannel sheets, front porch with 2 Adirondack chairs, 2 camp blankets, a fire pit, picnic table, and the basic cook wear and utensils for meals over a campfire. Follow the camp path to our wooded sanctuary, sleep among the trees, and unwind! Private walking trail from the property! Lots of local hiking, swimming holes, and scenic drives!
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Sacred Nectar Sanctuary

11 sites · RVs, Tents280 acres · North Sandwich, NH
Sacred Nectar rests on the land of the Wabanaki Tribes. This land, now known by it's view gifting fields, is one of Sandwich's most treasured gems. The Historic Farm was purchased by Townsend Thorndike from the first colonizing family to claim ownership of this unceded land, the McCrillis family. It was Town's place to get away from the busy life. As time went on and his money dwindled and plans to sell off some of the land arose. Townsend's son, Nick, foresaw a devastating development of conventional homes that would diminish the soul of this sacred land that held so much magic. So, Nick decided to move back to the homestead to create an example of what a healthy life for the land and its inhabitants looks like. HipCamp was the first step towards sharing and opening up the land to create an ecofriendly, Intentional lifestyle. One in which we hope to share our way of being that brings awareness to the natural world we have fallen so far from. Nick and his tribe of like minds are creating a holistic, educational, retreat, workshop, and event center where people can come to learn how to co-exist in a harmonious relationship with nature and each other. Thank you for being a part of the healing. We hope you enjoy what we have created here :)
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The best camping near Grafton Notch State Park and Mahoosuc Public Lands guide

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The Mahoosuc Public Reserved Land is a beautiful and rugged landscape of mountain peaks, gorges, caves, and waterfalls. This is a backpacker’s dream, with many challenging but scenic hikes, including a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Those who make it up to summits will be rewarded with spectacular views, especially from Old Speck. If you’ve had enough hiking for the day, take a drive along the Grafton Notch Scenic Byway for a tour of the area from the comfort of your vehicle.

When to go

The allure of Grafton Notch State Park and Mahoosuc Public Lands peaks in late spring, as the snowmelt amplifies the majesty of waterfalls. Autumn cloaks the landscape in a fiery palette, ideal for leaf-peeping. Winter adventurers revel in snow-draped tranquility, perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Summer offers balmy days for hiking and wildlife watching, but prepare for busier trails and the need for advanced planning.

Know before you go

  • Check for access updates before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Drive cautiously, especially during dawn and dusk, to avoid wildlife on roads.
  • Cell phone coverage is unreliable; plan accordingly and inform someone of your itinerary.
  • Bring or purify your own water, as potable water sources are limited.
  • Respect park rules, including fire regulations and trash disposal, to preserve the natural beauty.

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