Description

Looking for some family fun in the sun? Check out Pawtuckaway campground for a plethora of activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, and more, all accessible from your lakefront campsite. Though no alcohol is allowed, everyone can still have some fun “on the rocks," the geologically unique glacial erratics rocks that is. Unfortunately, the secret’s out, so make sure to get there early on nice weekends and holidays to secure a spot. Check out the Pawtuckaway program schedule for special events information too.
Campsite area
Bring your own Tents, Vans and truck campers, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes, Cabin
173 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Pawtuckaway Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
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Hipcamper Sara + Mike
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January 31st, 2018

Ranks extremely high on our list of favorite campgrounds. There are 192 sites in wooded areas; many have direct access to Pawtuckaway Lake. No hookups, no dump station. There are *old* bathroom facilities with paid showers (paying mechanism is broken - donations accepted).
The park includes a lake beach, fishing and boating, hiking trails, a marsh with wildlife, and unique boulder fields containing glacial erratics (large boulders that were deposited when glacial ice melted).
It’s super beautiful and tranquil. However, the campground is very popular in high season and it is reported that the beach will fill to capacity early in the morning.
TIP: Stay in site 43 or 44 on Horse Head Island - both large private sites with direct lake access.

Pawtuckaway State Park: site 43 and site 44 on Horse Head Island are both large private sites with direct lake access.Pawtuckaway State Park offers a lake beach for swimming.Pawtuckaway State Park: private lake access.Sunset over the lake.
Hipcamper Brian
Brian B.
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May 23rd, 2017

Nice lake and hiking/mtn. biking trails/bouldering but VERY popular in season.

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Park
Pawtuckaway State Park
State
New Hampshire
Country
United States
Phone Number
603-895-3031
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
43.086° N, 71.173° W
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Tent / Van: 53 Sites
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