The best camping near Umbagog Lake State Park

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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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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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Leroy’s Bunkhouse

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Stewartstown, NH
Diamond Pond, situated on Diamond Pond Road in Stewartstown, NH, is a picturesque lake/pond spanning 181 acres and reaching depths of 120 feet. It's a fisherman’s paradise, teeming with lake trout, rainbow trout, and yellow perch. Notably, on February 27, 2020, the state record lake trout was caught here, measuring 40” in length, weighing 37.65 lbs, with a 27” girth, and estimated to be 50 to 60 years old. Looking for other activities? You could explore Ride the Wilds, which offers 8000 miles of OHRV trails in Coos County (rentals available locally). There are also numerous hiking trails, including Table Rock and Mount Monadnock (VT), along with opportunities for bicycling and mountain biking on endless miles of trails. Additionally, the rental of the camp includes the use of 3 kayaks and a paddleboard. WiFi with Hulu and Netflix included. The cabin features a combined living room/dining room/kitchen, three bedrooms, and a composting toilet. While there is no running water in the camp, there is an outside faucet providing drinking water.
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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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Mount Cabot Maple

2 sites · Lodging300 acres · Lancaster, NH
Nestled on the shoulder of Mount Cabot (4180'), this land has a stunning vista of the Connecticut River Valley, with Mt. Lafayette to the south and the Green Mountains to the west. Relax by the firepit as the sun blazes across the horizon, and return to our centerpole canvas tents on the hillside or orchard for a spacious night among the stars. You are welcome to wander along old logging roads through our sugarbush, and along trails throughout the remainder of the property (300+ ac. total) where there are numerous springs and creeks, mystical softwoods, expansive grassy fields, and a wild apple orchard. Moose, deer, and bear tracks are common, but animal encounters are not. Arrange a tour and syrup tasting at the Mount Cabot Maple saphouse to learn how we make unrivaled deliciousness from the forest around you. Campsites come equipped with a picnic table, solar lights, cooking grate and cast iron, 5 gallon jug of fresh mountain water, and a generous supply of firewood.
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Champion Meadow Campground

37 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · West Stewartstown, VT
Learn more about this land:We are located right on the Connecticut River, with access to atv and snow machine trails, restaurants and a grocery store. We have a brand new bath house with hot showers, sinks and outside access to outside water. The fishing on the Connecticut River is simply amazing and all riverside sites have direct access to the river.
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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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Northern Waters Outfitters

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Colebrook, NH
Located in the Great North Woods next to the Androscoggin River in Errol NH, Northern Waters has been the place to learn kayaking, rent a canoe, or camp at one of our riverside campgrounds for almost fifty years. Northern Waters Base Camp is located right in downtown Errol, NH, and is a perfect location to return to after a long day of paddling. We are located next to the Androscoggin Rapids right between the dam and bridge. There are twelve primitive tent sites to choose from. Tubes are free to campers depending on availability. Small campers and RV's are welcome. Firewood available.
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Ladd Pond Cabins and Campground

31 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents187 acres · NH
Our property has 187 acres to explore and hiking trails. There is an 8-acre pond for fishing (catch and release), paddleboats, kayaks and Jon boats. There is no charge to use our paddleboats, kayaks, or Jon boats. In Stewartstown and the surrounding area, guests have so many natural attractions to visit, including Beaver Brook Falls and Lake Francis, both within 15 miles of the Ladd Pond. The Washburn Family Forest nearby is the perfect place to go for a hike through nature and spot local wildlife. For an action experience, guests can try the ATV trails or the exciting snowmobile trails in winter. Close to ATV trails and direct access to Snowmobile trails.
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Camp Cochran Webb River Carthage Me

7 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Carthage, ME
Beautiful campsites right on the Webb River
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Private field and woods camping

5 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 best camping near Umbagog Lake State Park guide

Overview

About

Umbagog Lake State Park is situated at the southern end of Umbagog Lake, a large wilderness lake that straddles the New Hampshire-Maine state line not too far from the Canadian border. Umbagog means shallow water in the Abenaki language and the area is rich in Native history. Popular activities in the park include swimming, boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing in the summer and snowmobiling and snowshoeing in winter. Campers will find many options from RV-friendly sites with hookups to remote cabins and campsites only accessible by boat. 

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Campsite and cabin reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance online or over the phone. 
  2. Same-day reservations can only be made by calling the park directly.  
  3. Cabin rentals are only available for Monday through Thursday night and Friday night through Sunday night. Reservations can be combined for week-long stays.  

When to go

Umbagog Lake State Park is open year-round, but campgrounds are only open from mid-May through early October. Paddling on the lake is best in the early morning before afternoon winds pick up. Mosquitoes and other biting flies can be troublesome in midsummer; come prepared with long pants and buy spray or avoid this season altogether. Fall, when waterfall migration season begins, is an especially pleasant time to visit. Fall colors tend to peak by late September.  

Know before you go

  1. Campsites are equipped with a fire ring and picnic table. The base park campground has 27 sites with electric and water hookups available. 
  2. The campground has flush toilets, coin-operated showers, and a camp store. 
  3. Canoe and kayak rentals are available as well as a paid boat shuttle to remote campsites and cabins.   
  4. Dogs are not permitted at beaches, in cabins, and at remote campsites.

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