Hipcamp host Eric S.
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Nestled on a small piece of private land in Dorchester, New Hampshire, just minutes from the western areas of the White Mountain National Forest. The River Plateau provides a unique tenting experience. Campers will stay in our cleared meadow that offers full views of the night sky. There is direct access to a private swimming area located on the property. 

While small

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Nestled on a small piece of private land in Dorchester, New Hampshire, just minutes from the western areas of the White Mountain National Forest. The River Plateau provides a unique tenting experience. Campers will stay in our cleared meadow that offers full views of the night sky. There is direct access to a private swimming area located on the property. 

While small in size, the property is located next to 1000 acres of wild state forest. There are very few marked trails, which makes it perfect for those looking to get out into some pristine woodlands. Also nearby in town is a very extensive mountain bike trail network. Campers will be in close proximity (within 40 mins) to some major New Hampshire attractions.

Our sites are located close to the parking area and generally offer a cleared grass/moss mix to stay on. There is a central shared fire pit for both sites. 

* Well behaved pets are okay! There are dogs who live on the property and next door. You will be required to keep them on leash while at camp. The lower forest area is ok for off-leash.*

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Eric a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at River Plateau in New Hampshire.

Forest
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall

The vibe at River Plateau

Places to see near Mountain Hideout

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 2nd, 2018

Loved River Plateau! This place is owned and ran by Eric’s dad. He is so friendly and very passionate about the area and land he owns. It is a great and beautiful area that butts up to a state park. I think the listing said there was wifi but we couldn’t access any - which is okay - we were just hoping to plan for a hike the next day and look up directions etc. Would recommend this place! We had our dog with us as well, their dogs were friendly and ran around with ours. Thanks for the great stay and hospitality!

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Hipcamper Carli
Carli L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 16th, 2018

There were weather complications surrounding our plans. Eric was patient throughout the entire process and extremely understanding! I couldn’t ask for a better host.

Hipcamper Greg

Little slice of heaven!

Greg L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 14th, 2019

This site was so perfect that I thought about giving it a lousy review so that it would be available next time I want to go! it was a perfect spot on the river. The owner was very accommodating and allowed me to pull my overlander right in so I could use my rooftop tent. It was right off the road which worried me at first, but only three cars passed in the two days that I was there. It is only a few minutes down the road from Mt. Cardigan which is is a great hike and there are spectacular views from the top. No cell service, so download the directions on google maps, or Gaia. (You may want to do this for any travel in the area.) I will definitely stay HERE whenever I am in that neck of the woods.

Hipcamper David

Nice little spot high above river

David S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 6th, 2019

Nice little camping area with lots of potential high above a running river. Hosts are incredibly friendly and helpful.

Hipcamper Ethan

The perfect mountain hideout

Ethan A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 17th, 2019

This campsite was the perfect hidden getaway. Tucked in the trees with a river running down below the site, this place was so peaceful. The moss-covered tent site made it extremely comfortable to sleep on, and the constant flowing river below helped ease you into sleep. The trails intertwined around the property that lead you down to the river and swimming hole are so amazing to explore. And with no noise other than the river, this place is one of the most peaceful spots I've been to.

Tucked in the treesTucked in the treesAnother aerial view, there is an awesome swimming hole down thereView of the river from right next to the site
Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 30th, 2019

A nice cute little spot to camp.

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 4)
August 4th, 2019

Honestly this is simply a grassy spot at the end of a driveway in rural NH. I did not feel safe staying alone with my dog so we drove 3 hours home after the disappointing ‘tent site.’

Hipcamper Jenny
Jenny L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 14th, 2019

This place is beautiful, and exceeded my expectations. My wife and I weren’t able to meet Eric, but we did meet his dad. He was very generous and welcoming, helping us set up our tent and even provided us a tarp for the upcoming rainy days. Overall, this was a pleasant experience and I highly recommend this site!

Hipcamper Kelly

Best camping spot ever

Kelly E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 24th, 2019

This place is amazing!!! Hosts were great, the property is beautiful especially the campsite by the water. Was the perfect spot for us and we thoroguhly enjoyed speaking with and getting to know Erics dad, the property owner. Would love to stay again.

River PlateauRiver Plateau
Property
Mountain Hideout
State
New Hampshire
$20/night
4 Sites