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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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. A couple sites have new wooden decks for tents, Yoga or setup some chairs and just relax! These are new sites so we're still working on them. Enjoy your stay! Horseshoe Bend is live! 4 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 or Tube 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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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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Secluded Camp Convenient Location

4 sites · RVs, Tents11 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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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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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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Private field and woods camping

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Whitefield, NH
We are right in the middle of the White Mountains, in Whitefield NH surrounded by endless rivers, lakes, hiking trails, dining, breweries and attractions. The Heritage trail is accessible nearby. Whitefield is the approximate halfway point for the Cross NH Adventure Trail. For more information check out the XNHAT website: https://www.xnhat.org/ On clear nights, the view of the stars and the milky way here is magnificent. We intentionally leave the majority of the field unmowed which attracts monarch butterflies and other wildlife. The campsite is private, yet close to the conveniences of downtown Whitefield and nearby Littleton, Bethlehem and Lancaster. We are conveniently located on the edge of town, there is a small grocery store close by as well as Sunny's Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Dollar General, 2 gas/convenience stores, multiple thrift stores, a record shop and a vintage electronics shop. Please see the aerial photo in this listing for an idea of the layout of the land and surrounding roads, houses etc. IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS. PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING. THIS IS A RUSTIC CAMPSITE with no amenities. If you are expecting the KOA, please do not book this site. The campsite is located in rural northern New Hampshire, in a field next to the forest where many animals live such as bears, moose, deer, raccoons, fox, skunks, porcupines, coyotes, etc. Mosquitoes and other bugs are present in the summer. Please be mindful of the surrounding wildlife. Please come PREPARED for rustic backwoods camping and observe bear safety at all times (SEE BEAR SAFETY INFO BELOW) RV INFO: We do not have hookups of any kind (NO electricity, NO water or sewer). We are currently only set up for self-contained units (dry-camping or boondocking as some call it). We can accommodate small travel trailers <20ft, campervans, truck campers, small camper busses. NO 5th Wheels or RV's >20ft please. 4-wheel drive is recommended, but not required. FIRE: A small campfire pit is available (dependent on local fire danger warnings of course). Please observe local fire danger warnings. Bring your own firewood and please do not light the large bonfire in the middle of the field. Please do not cut down trees or branches. NO PETS: Because we are a working farm with chickens, farm dogs and surrounding wildlife guests are not permitted to bring dogs or pets of any kind. If you love animals and enjoy a little "dog/chicken therapy" this is the place for you. Please do not book this site if you don't like animals. TRASH: A small trashcan and recycle bin for empty cans and bottles are located next to the outhouse. Please PACK OUT excessive amounts of trash. We have NO BATHROOM, kitchen or shower facilities and there is no potable water on site. An OUTHOUSE composting toilet is available. NO DUMPING of grey or black water anywhere on the property. ARRIVAL: We strongly suggest arriving before sundown as there are no street lights or any kind of lighting in the field or the access road to the field. If you do plan on arriving after dark definitely bring headlamps and or flashlights. WEATHER/ROAD ACCESS: Due to unpredictable New England weather, especially this spring as we have received unprecedented amounts of precipitation, there may be times when the field access road is not passable due to excessive mud. Please know that this is a rustic undeveloped field and we have no control over the weather. In the event of impassable road conditions, you may park at the bottom of the field access road. We have garden carts available to haul your gear to the camping area which is only a short walk. We have a few different alternative campsite locations for RVs as well. If you have questions about road conditions prior to your arrival please send us a message. ABOUT THE PROPERTY: Our folk victorian farmhouse has been owned by the same family for seven generations since it was built in the 1850s. Once a 20-acre working dairy farm, much of the land was subdivided throughout the years, leaving five acres with the original barn, farmhouse, large field, and wooded area. We are a small family farm offering farm-fresh eggs and seasonal vegetables. We are honored to be stewards of this property and want to share it with others. BEAR SAFETY & FOOD STORAGE REQUIREMENTS Following safe food storage practices protects both you and the bears: Never leave food or coolers unattended. All food, food particles, trash, and coolers need to be secured in a vehicle or trailer. Always keep a clean picnic area, campsite, or other area where you may be spending time. Don’t leave any food (including condiments), food particles, trash, and coolers out when not in use. Store food in bear-resistant units, hard-shelled vehicles or car trunks. Never store food in your tent. Keep sleeping areas, tents, and sleeping bags free of food and odor (like toothpaste or deodorant). Don’t sleep in clothes you cooked or handled fish or game in. Never bury or burn food waste. Place sleeping tents at least 100 yards away from food storage and cooking areas. Never leave your backpack unattended.
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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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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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Paugus Brook Farm

6 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Tamworth, NH
Drive down a quiet dirt road to find our campsites nestled in a field under the stars and with a view of Chocorua mountain. The property used to be a farm so it still has that beautiful New England charm. Surrounded by pristine woodlands, babbling streams, and the White Mountains. Plenty of stars to see at night!
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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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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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The Notch Hostel

4 sites · Tents1 acre · North Woodstock, NH
Experience the welcoming atmosphere of The Notch Hostel, an ideal retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation between your adventures. A sought-after destination for hikers and skiers, it's also the perfect spot to forge new connections. Campers in our backyard enjoy full access to the entire hostel, featuring showers, a well-equipped kitchen, a cozy living room, and ample common space. Your stay here promises to be memorable and filled with the warmth of camaraderie. Discover more about us on Instagram, Facebook, and our website. 🌲🏡
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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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