The best camping near Crawford Notch State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Crawford Notch State Park adventure.

The best camping near Crawford Notch State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Crawford Notch State Park adventure.

Camping near Crawford Notch State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Crawford Notch State Park adventure.

Trails lead to waterfalls and a historic home at this well-located NH park.  

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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 Hummingbird Center

43 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents200 acres · NH
The Hummingbird Center is an recreation destination and permaculture farm nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We offer a variety of lodging options ranging in cost from tent camping and shared bunk rooms to private indoor lofts, tiny homes, and school buses. In May of 2024, Nourish restaurant will be open during weekends at HBC, providing organic farm-to-table meals for the public and our guests–both indoor and outdoor seating is available. Thanks to our farm’s extensive perennial food system, Nourish has a rotating seasonal menu featuring fruit, herbs, and wild greens grown onsite. Call ahead for up-to-date details on hours and what’s in bloom! HBC is a retreat destination for mountain biking, skiing, and hiking, with private access to Green Woodland’s 23,000 acres of public trails next door! Our trails feature hand and machine-built features for riders of all skill levels. Under an hour of driving will get you to Mt. Moosilauke on the Appalachian Trail, renowned climbing at the Rumney Crags, and dozens of pristine NH lakes. Back on the farm, our swimming holes, hammocks, and communal fire pit offer peace and community connection after a full day of outdoor adventures. Guests are encouraged to recreate and restore amidst the natural beauty of our rural property, explore our orchards and vegetable gardens, and enjoy open-air, leisurely dining at our on-farm restaurant. Search for The Hummingbird Center of NH online to view our restaurant hours and learn more about our ongoing community events, including weekly yoga classes in summer of 2024. Quiet hours after 10pm please! Find us online at thehummingbirdcenter.com and @thehummingbirdcenternh on Instagram. 603-786-2366 No sewer hookups. Secluded spots for vehicles require high clearance and dry conditions.
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Stagecoach Falls

4 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Tamworth, NH
Welcome to Stagecoach Falls! Your very own private spot on the river. Bring your chairs and some firewood. A perfect spot to get away and relax with the sound of the river. All sites have wooden platforms for tents, Yoga or setup some chairs and just relax! These are new sites so we're still working on them. Enjoy your stay! Site 1 has 50 Amp Power and water Site 2 has no hookups Site 3 will have 30 amp power and water after 6/15/24 There will be a sewer pump out up by the main road after 6/15/24 Horseshoe Bend is live! 3 more private sites a few miles away on a deeper part of the Bearcamp River! These will be TENT only this year with possibly one RV spot with river access. You'll be able to Kayak from the campsite right to Lake Ossipee. 20 min to Conway—lots of shopping, restaurants, things to do20 min to Winnipesaukee Lake10 min to Ossipee LakeTamworth Distilling is a few miles away Franconia Notch is just under an hour away20 min to Rattlesnake mountainMt Chocorua is minutes awayTamworth Farmers Market every Saturday 9a-12p New Hampshire Mushroom Company has tours every SundayLooking for a hike, check out the 'Hike the 4000 footers of NH!' Facebook page!
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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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CoHo Campsites

8 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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Burke Line Farm

5 sites · Lodging, Tents148 acres · Burke, VT
Burke Line Farm is located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  We are a working horse farm. Lessons and trail rides are offered Mondays-Wednesdays.  Along with the horses we have sheep and lambs for market and wool.  Our land is relatively flat with many trails for riding or walking.  A short drive will bring you to Willoughby Lake, Kingdom Trails, and Burke Mt.
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In-Tents Camping @ Serene Acres

13 sites · RVs, Tents45 acres · Jefferson, NH
In-Tents Camping is located in Jefferson surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest on a large parcel of farmland. Our property consists of fields, woods and a mountain cold stream. We are at the foot of Starr King Mountain trail, one of the many 4000' trails in the White Mountains. A HIKERS PARADISE! This is the perfect spot to camp if you're looking to hike Mount Washington or explore the many trails close to the property. PLEASE make sure you come prepared with the proper camping gear! You MUST bring a tent or RV for camping. Our campground is suitable for nature lovers or outdoor enthusiasts. We take incredible care of our land - it is not suitable for parties! PLEASE NOTE, we prefer arrivals before 9 pm, so please communicate what time you will be arriving with us beforehand :) We purchased this farm over a decade ago. Mike being a lifetime resident of Jefferson is very familiar with the local surroundings and attractions, we take pride in our community. We enjoy farming and gardening. We are blessed to have the opportunity to share this beautiful land with others that will hopefully enjoy it as much as we do. We are always working to enhance the property for a better camping experience.
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Secluded Camp Convenient Location

4 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Bethlehem, NH
Learn more about this land: Our property encompasses 3 different campsites: 1.) Camp with Stone Fireplace - a private gravel clearing with functional stone fireplace on an 11 acre parcel. 2.) A Frame to Rest In - a new addition which is a tiny A-Frame structure close to, but separate from the Fireplace site and shares a driveway. 3.) Easy Come Easy Go - right off 302 and has a circular gravel driveway easy for RV pull-in with a picnic table and fire ring. --------------------------------------------- Located in Bethlehem at the top of the White Mountains close to endless hiking and biking. Both downtown Bethlehem and Littleton are within a 15 minute drive, supplying many choices for food and shopping. Rainy and need more options? Take the beautiful 1 hour drive to North Conway and visit the big outlet stores. Want more scenery and hiking? Take the 25 minute drive down to Lincoln and travel the amazing Kancamagus Scenic Byway (Route 112). This is 56 miles through the White Mountains with no gas stations, so you might want to top off while in Lincoln. Twenty minutes east you can get to the Mount Washington Cog Railway and will pass the Mount Washington Hotel on the way. Fifteen minutes south and you can be at Franconia Notch State Park.
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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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Willoughby Farm Animal Rescue

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents107 acres · Fairlee, VT
We are a 107-acre forest and farm animal rescue. Sleep with the sheep, alpacas, donkeys, potbellied pigs, and rabbits when you pitch your tent or park your camper on our Vermont Farm! Reserve the group site and sleep in the middle of the action! (You do not need a "group" to reserve the group site -- it is just our biggest site and can accommodate groups!). Co-located in the open, grassy area with the free-roaming farm rescues is our RV site. Co-located sites share a community fire ring, so it's a great way to meet and make new friends! Don't have a tent or RV? Spend a magical night in "The Greenhouse" (it's a real, working greenhouse that doubles as accommodations for those looking for a more "glamping" experience). Want a little privacy? Reserve one of our two tricked-out Tent Deck sites (Buddha North and Grandmother Pine), each with its own picnic table, private fire ring, and commercial-grade park grill. Nestled discretely in the forest adjacent to the area where the animals are, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere even though you are less than a 5-minute walk from your car! Looking for something a bit more remote and spectacular? Hike a half-mile to the Big Sky Tent Deck. An incredible vista awaits you for a little effort! Need gear? We have it for rent, from cast iron grill baskets and griddles to make cooking over a charcoal grill or fire a breeze to tents to 1- and 2- burner propane stoves to tarps to water containers. We even have an Anker Portable Power Station and Portable Kerosene Heater for rent! Need Supplies? Charcoal? Propane? We've got it. ----- We are a small non-profit (501c3). When you stay with us, rent equipment from us, or take a tour with us, 100% of the money you pay goes directly for the care and feeding of the rescue animals. Thanks for supporting us in making a difference in the lives of neglected, abused, and abandoned farm animals! ----- CAMP FOR FREE WEEKEND SEPT 20-21 2024 Come for the weekend and make a difference in the lives of Rescues. Spend the weekend helping us prep for Winter, maintaining and building fencing, planting daffodils, clearing brush, pitchforking manure (important and necessary work), hoof trimming, painting, and everything in between. Watch the sunset from the Big Sky Tent Deck on the Equinox. Sit around campfires with new friends. Eat great food -- we'll make you dinner each evening! Just (1) message us that you are interested and (2) sign up on the event page on our Facebook profile. ----- CHECK-IN TIME: 3:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Please arrive within this time window. If absolutely necessary, you may purchase a check-in extension for $15 in advance or $30 on arrival.
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Baker Rocks

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents76 acres · Rumney, NH
Nestled between New Hampshire’s White Mountain and Lakes region, we offer boutique nature experiences set along 3000 ft of river frontage. Stay. Farm. Events. Sites are spaced for privacy, but enjoy some shared amenities. Climb, hike, kayak, float, workout, chill, appreciate. We’re here to make your trip great!
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Island View At Kiwanis Beach

3 sites · Lodging50 acres · Standish, ME
Enjoy unforgettable sunrises and sunsets at your own private sandy beach on 448 acres of Watchic Lake. Perfect for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, Loon watching and pristine swimming! Break away from the chaos of everyday life and have a relaxing getaway on your own private sandy beach. At Island View at Kiwanis Beach you have your own inlet where you can fish, swim, canoe on 448 acres of water. listen to the loon warn their young when the American Bald Eagles are over head. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the lake. Local amenities include Hiking, walking trails, Farmers Market, local shops and Restaurants. if you chose to explore, White Mountains and North Conway Outlet stores, 45 minutes away ! Or the Atlantic ocean; Casco Bay, Old port of Portland, Old Orchard Beach and Saco Bay are 30 minutes away! Accommodations are large canvas tent on platform, with queen size bed. Picnic tables, 2 Adirondack chairs, easy-up canopy, firepit, 5 gallon water cooler, Coleman stove, cooler, lanterns, trash can, fire extinguisher and first aid kit, and portable toilet.
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The best camping near Crawford Notch State Park guide

Overview

About

In the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, between the Twin and Bartlett Mountains, lies Crawford Notch State Park. Spread out over nearly 6,000 acres, it’s crisscrossed by a network of trails that lead hikers to a variety of waterfalls, scenic overlooks, and boulder-strewn swimming holes. Fishing and swimming are both possible in the misleadingly named Dry River and, if you’re hankering for a bit of ghostly history, you can also pay a visit to the Willey House, site of an 1826 landslide that claimed the lives of nine homesteaders. Camping is confined to Dry River Campground, which is open from late April through late October and has 36 wooded sites. 

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reservations must be made one day ahead of arrival during the main season. In early spring and late fall, sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Bookings can easily be secured online or by phone, up to 11 months in advance.
  3. Be sure of your dates before booking. A steep cancellation fee is charged for cancellations made less than six days prior to arrival (on top of a non-refundable reservation fee).

When to go

Summer is the busiest season at Crawford Notch, with many visitors arriving to cool off in the river. If visiting in summer, it’s a good idea to make camping reservations well in advance, especially for weekends and holidays. Fall offers spectacular scenery as the leaves turn and is ideal for hiking. Winter also has plenty of appeal, as the hiking trails transform into snowshoeing or cross-country skiing trails.

Know before you go

  • There is a fee to enter the park. In the off season, when the entrance is unstaffed, use the self-service iron ranger.
  • You’ll find well-stocked grocery stores within a 30-minute drive in Barlett and North Conway.
  • Leashed pets are welcome everywhere, except the Willey House

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