Hankering for a hike on the Appalachian Trail? Best stop by the Garfield Ridge Shelter operated by The Appalachian Mountain Club. The campsite is located on the Garfield Ridge Trail, just northeast of Garfield’s summit. The shelter is an 'Adirondack' style with two single and five double tent platforms. A natural spring is nearby for some freshwater refreshment. We can taste the cool, crisp mountain water already!
Campsite area
Bring your own Tents, Cabin
8 sites
Up to guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Garfield Ridge Shelter.

Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Charlotte
Charlotte C.
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May 8th, 2016

I was the Caretaker for Garfield Ridge Campsite in 2015 and I will be there this summer (2016), too. There are some things wrong on this site about the campsite that are important for the protection of the Garfield Area. The activities at the site include Camping, Hiking, Wildlife Watching, and swimming 3 miles away.
Fires are NOT allowed and there is no grill- its bring your own cooking system. and there is NO picnic table.
I does cost $8 to stay here. The money is used to buy the bark I use to compost the toilet, and to pay the caretakers for our hard work.
Hope to see you up there a this beautiful spot!

Hipcamper Kelly M.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2017
Hipcamper Ilan K.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2017
White Mountain National Forest
New Hampshire
United States
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44.19° N, 71.609° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 7 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Cabin & Lodging: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)

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