Just five miles east of Lincoln, Hancock Campground is an adventurers’ wonderland. Hike, fish, swim or just bum around and picnic—Hancock’s got you covered. Sites 1-21 are walk-in only, and if you want Penigewasser River in your front yard, stake out sites 14 - 20 or 39 - 54.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Daniel

Hancock campground is conveniently close to Lincoln. The tent area shares a communal parking lot and the sites are walk-in. The loop is mainly flat and can cater to tents and RV's. It's very popular with families, and can get noisy at times.

Hipcamper Cade

I sometimes refer to Hancock Campground as my home away from home. I hike in the White Mountains often and Hancock is open year round. The sites with space for a car are a little crowded and close to the Kancamagus Highway, but the walk-to sites beside the Pemigewasset River are amazing. The town of Lincoln and Loon Mountain ski resort are close by. Lincoln Woods Visitor Center, a major access point for hiking some of New Hampshire's most beautiful mountains, is just across the highway.

Hipcamper Ransom

Hancock Campground is my go-to camp spot in the white mountains in the spring and fall. This is one of the few White Mountain campgrounds that is open year round so It is perfect for early spring or late fall when most of the other sites are closed. There are two wings to the campground: one side for tents (common car parking lot) and one for car/van camping. This gives the campground more privacy and with the Pemigewasset river running right along the back, its easy to forget that there is anyone else around.

White Mountain National Forest
New Hampshire
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44.064° N, 71.594° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 32 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Tent / Van: 24 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)