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Tent and RV vacations at fun at many New Hampshire campgrounds

Campgrounds with very reasonable rates for family vacations operate at state parks and state forests in all regions of New Hampshire (there is even one along New Hampshire’s small portion of Atlantic beach front, at Hampton Beach State Park). In addition, NH has several private campgrounds with nearby lakes, water sports, and fishing. Campgrounds offer a wide variety of amenities in terms of bathrooms, showers, dumping and hookups. Also, accessibility to nearby fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports varies widely. Be sure to contact individual campgrounds for detailed information on accommodations and nearby attractions.

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Foggy Tent - Morningside Flight Park - Charlestown, NH
Morningside Flight Park

357 Morningside Lane Charlestown, NH, 03603 Phone: 603-542-4416

Stay at flight park’s expansive campground and extend your fun several days

Why just spend one day at the Morningside Flight Park when you can spend several? The park offers an expansive camping area amid an old-growth forest on the back side of the training hill. Bring your own tent and pitch it on a site with beautiful views of the Connecticut River Valley, with a kitchen and bathhouse close by. Or, stay in a platform cabin (perfect for two). For bigger groups, up to six people, ask about The Castle, the summit cabin with large windows and a deck for watching glider launches and gorgeous sunsets. Activities near the campground include swimming and fishing ponds, playing fields, a picnic area and fire pits. And, of course, there are laser-tag games, zip lines and plenty of hang gliding and paragliding!
Campground - Huttopia White Mountains - Albany, NH
Huttopia - White Mountains

57 Pine Knoll Road Albany, NH, 03818 Phone: 603-447-3131 Toll-Free: 844-488-8674

Cabins (and their wood stoves and electrical heating) the perfect way to go winter camping

There is no falling asleep on an air mattress or waking up to the bitter cold when you go lodge at Huttopia White Mountains. You’ll stay in one of 10 custom-built wooden cabins, each with a wood stove and electrical heating, comfortable beds, a bathroom and kitchens with a gas stove, fridge, microwave — even a dishwasher! Nestled among 50 acres of wilderness, the cabins are the perfect place to relax after a day spent skiing, skating, zip-lining or tubing at nearby resorts, winter hiking or snowshoeing in the glorious mountains, or just enjoying the area’s many shops and restaurants. The cabins can accommodate up to six people, making them ideal for families, friends – or just the two of you.
Crawford Notch State Park-credit-NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development
Crawford Notch State Park

1464 US Route 302 Harts Location, NH, 03812 Phone: 603-374-2272

Mountain vistas, waterfalls, rivers, mountain hiking, campground

Beautiful location in the mountains includes the Dry River Campground, with three dozen wooded sites, restrooms, and other facilities. Campground map. Camping information.
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Franconia Notch State Park

Route 93 Franconia, NH, 03580 Phone: 603-823-8800

Park in a mountain pass has a lake, bicycling, camping, daytime attractions

This magnificent park within a mountain pass has the Lafayette Campground, open mid-May to Columbus Day. Campsites are wooded, with picnic tables and open fireplace. Campers can buy wood, charcoal, ice, milk, and snacks at the lodge. Lafayette Place campground information. Lafayette Place campground map. Cannon Mountain RV park map.
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Hampton Beach State Park - Hampton, NH - Photo Credit NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development
Hampton Beach State Park

160 Ocean Blvd (Route 1A) Hampton, NH, 03842 Phone: 603-926-3784

Ocean swimming, fishing, RV camping on the shore

This is a favorite location for RV camping directly on the ocean. Many RV vacationers come back year after year. Reservations required.
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Ellacoya State Park at Lake Winnipesaukee

266 Scenic Road (Route 11) Gilford, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-293-7821

Lake swimming and fishing; boat ramp; picnicking

Park on southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee has a campground for recreational vehicles (RV) only (tents are not allowed), with hookups for water, sewer and electric. Reservations are required. Fee is $47 per RV. Pets are prohibited from the park and campground. Park is open late May to mid-October.

Campground map. Camping information.
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Moose Brook State Park

Jimtown Road (off Route 2) Gorham, NH, 03581 Phone: 603-466-3850

Moose Brook State Park offers gorgeous scenery and many outdoor activities, water sports, and hiking and biking trails. The variety of the 59 campground sites at Moose Brook State Park makes it a great destination for camping.
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Lake Francis State Park

439 River Road Pittsburg, NH, 03592 Phone: 603-538-6965

Good for fishing, boating, paddling, and camping

Lake Francis State Park lies on the shores of Lake Francis a 2,000 acre lake near the Connecticut Lakes. Popular for Swimming, fishing, camping, boating and hunting. Lake Francis campground provides 45 sites, including nine sites with hook-ups and nine sites for ATV camping. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Camping with limited facilities is available starting April 24, and post-season through October.
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Mount Sunapee State Park

86 Beach Access Road Newbury, NH, 03255 Phone: 603-763-5561

Year-round outdoor fun with lake and camping; near downhill ski resort

Mount Sunapee State Park has a campground offers lean-to and platform sites in a natural setting. Camping costs $23 to $29 per night and the campground operates from late May to mid-October. | Campground map
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Bear Brook State Park

61 Deerfield Road Allenstown, NH, 03275 Phone: 603-485-9874

Full service park has water sports, camping, archery, horseback riding

This 10,000-acres park has lots of camping space, along with water sports and miles of multi-use trails. The park has a 100-site campground. Campground map. Campground information.
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Monadnock State park in Jaffrey-credit-NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development
Monadnock State Park

169 Poole Road Jaffrey, NH, 03452 Phone: 603-532-8862

Hiking on Mount Monadnock; camping; cross country skiing; open year-round

Camping is done year-round at this famous mountain park. Note that pets are not allowed in the park.
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White Lake State Park-credit-NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development
White Lake State Park

94 State Park Road (Route 16) Tamworth, NH, 03886 Phone: 603-323-7350

Swimming, trout fishing, camping

The campground at this park has a variety of sites, with or without water views, including two large sites for families and youth group sites.
Camping fees: $25 (no hookups); $30 (water view, no hookups); and $50 to $75 for family sites.
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Campsite - Greenfield State Park - Greenfield, NH - Photo Credit NH State Parks
Greenfield State Park

973 Forest Road Greenfield, NH, 03047 Phone: 603-547-3497

Lake for water sports, boat rentals, camping, no hookups

Park on Greenfield Lake has 179 camping sites, allowing tents and RVs. - Campground Map (PDF) - Trail Flyer & Map (PDF)
Hours: Park is open weekends from late May to late June, and daily from late June to mid-October.
Pawtuckaway State Park

40 Pawtuckaway Road Nottingham, NH, 03290 Phone: 603-895-3031

Lake beach with boat launch, canoe & kayak rentals; campground; hiking trails

Wooded campsites have lake views at this park. Campsites have amenities and there is a camp store.
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