No shame in being a newbie. Just 1.5 miles from the end of Sawyer River Road, Sawyer Pond Shelter & Tentsite is a great option for anyone still strengthening their backpacking legs. The site sits along Big Sawyer Pond and has two toilets.
Campsite area
Bring your own Tents, Cabin
7 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Sawyer Pond Shelter & Tentsite.

Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth C.
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August 28th, 2016

Gorgeous tent site - has platforms, fire rings, and vault toilets. No running water or bear boxes/cable - be sure to bring your rope to hang food. We saw no bears but there were some very bold chipmunks. The pond has a stream flowing out of it so plenty of water to treat or filter. Great if you are just starting out like we are! Hike in is a little rocky in places, we did it in the late summer, I imagine it would get pretty muddy in the spring!

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March 5th, 2017

Can by busy during peak holiday weeks

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White Mountain National Forest
New Hampshire
United States
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44.048° N, 71.383° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 6 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Cabin & Lodging: 1 Site
(Up to 6 people per site)

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