The 15 Best Camping Spots in New Hampshire! By
Camping is one of the best ways to take advantage of the incredible natural beauty of New Hampshire. Whether you go for tents, bring your own RV, or are more comfortable in a cabin, many of these campgrounds are more like resorts with all the amenities they offer. From children’s activities to sports to fundraisers, our list of camping spots is sure to make even the most indoor person excited for some time in the great outdoors.
Seven Maples is truly a hidden treasure of our Granite State. It is open to RVs and tent campers, with two swimming pools, kayak rentals, recreation center, giant playground, and private pond chock full of rainbow trout. Sites come with fire rings and a picnic table, and all campers can choose from any open sites once they see the layout, although a specific space will be reserved for you. Check their website to synchronize your visit with one of their exciting camp activities, such as an annual pig roast.
Whether you rent one of their lovely little cabins, or enjoy the comfort of your own RV, Cold Springs Camp Resort in Weare is a wonderful, family friendly destination. Four heated pools, two hot tubs, a lighted playground, free Wi-Fi, modern restrooms and in-season weekend breakfasts make this one of the most comprehensive camping experiences in the state. Plenty of onsite activities to keep you busy, from darts and volleyball to bingo and live entertainment.
Accessibility for big rigs, tents, and a few rustic cabins make Ashuelot a quality, quaint campground for serious fun. Ashuelot River Campground also offers several shuttle services to help you effortlessly access nearby recreation such as boating and fishing. Free hot showers and indoor activities for rainy days make for a comfortable, exciting vacation.
Family owned and operated since 1965, Woodmere Campground is 23 acres of outdoor bliss. Offering a boat dock, fishing, bocce ball, a full wiffle ball field, basketball court, and arcade, Woodmere is one for the top of your backwoods bucket list. Woodmere has also curated an impressive list of activities and events, such as Prom Night Halloween and free camping dates for Active Duty Armed Forces members.
Open year-round, Mile Away Campground offers the facilities and activities to make your camping experience complete. Miniature golf, paddle boats, a playground for recreation, and a steamy hot shower to top it all off.
Fifteen minutes from Concord may as well be 1,500 miles for the serenity and natural beauty you’ll find at Keyser Pond Campground in Henniker. Loads of outdoor activities from kayaking to volleyball and mini golf, balanced with indoor excitement like a massive rec hall fireplace, video games, and jukebox. What really sets Keyser Pond apart, though, is their joyful assortment of activities. Enjoy a DJ dance, weekly bingo, outdoor movies, and frequent fundraisers for great causes such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Keyser Pond can accommodate up to a 40-foot RV or tent campers.
Moose Hillock Campground in North Warren is bound to impress even the most seasoned of campers. The highlight of a trip to Moose Hillock is the Blue Lagoon Tropical Swimming Pool, complete with slides, water cannons, and a recreation Spanish Pirate Ship. If you can pull yourself away from the pool, 90 acres of activity awaits. Bring an RV or tent, or take advantage of either a rustic cabin or the more luxurious cabin suites. From Father’s Day through Labor Day, enjoy a poolside cafe with delicious offerings. Great opportunities for children's’ activities including a 200-year-old recreation barn, trout filled fishing pond, playground, and organized basketball games and sundae making every weekend.
If you’re looking for a rustic, simpler way of camping, Lincoln’s Country Bumpkin Campground is the spot for you! Six cabins are available to rent, as well as two travel trailers, and grounds with space for both RV and tent campers. Most sites are close to some form of water, and the campgrounds offer free Wi-Fi. While tent sites have no electricity, guests who need be in touch with the outside world are welcome to charge their devices at the store.
Available for both tent and RV campers, Lost River Valley Campgrounds in North Woodstock is a comprehensive camping experience. Loads of activities such as a swimming beach, volleyball, badminton, basketball, and two mountain brooks perfect for fishing, will leave you (and the kids!) pleasantly busy. Brand new seasonal sites with mountaintop views are available.
Chocorua bills itself as a “destination holiday park,” offering everything your vacation needs within the bounds of the village. One of the coolest offerings is theme weekends, with everything from “Outer Space and Aliens” to NASCAR, complete with pine and cardboard derbies. Comprehensive activities back up their all-inclusive claims, with everything from dances and fishing derbies to crafts and hayrides. Treat yourself and order a delicious, hot pizza delivered right to your campsite!
Saco River Campgrounds are great, particularly if some family members prefer downtown to backwoods. Located very close to bustling North Conway, Saco River combines a serene setting with easily accessible recreation (hello, tax free outlet shopping!) For those who do decide to rough it, plenty of nature-oriented activities are available. Rent a kayak or tube and take the shuttle to a perfect launch site, or take part in the “outdoor tactical training” facility for exciting, hybrid laser tag adventures.
A simple, family friendly camping experience in a lovely location, The Lantern Resort Campground should definitely be on your list. A different, kid friendly activity offered every night, including s’mores making, candy bingo, karaoke, a weekly movie night, and occasional glow in the dark pool party. If you stay over on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, have Miss Storytime visit your site and read your little ones a bedtime story.
Serenely set between the Saco and the Ellis Rivers, Glen Ellis Family Campgrounds is almost overwhelming in its natural beauty. Combined with their very cool “game barn,” stocked with everything from shooting games to pool to table hockey, there is something for everyone at Glen Ellis. Discover some of New Hampshire’s best hiking and scenery nearby.
Perfectly set at the head of the Connecticut River, Ramblewoods Cabins and Campground is a great getaway, whether you’re a New Hampshirite or just passing through. Plenty of activities such as horseback riding, ATV-ing, fishing, boating, and hiking are readily available. Bring a tent, trailer, or RV, or treat yourself with a cozy cabin rental.
Just eight miles from Hampton beach, you could hardly dream up a more perfect camping location than Wakeda Campgrounds. Enjoy 18 holes of miniature golf, horseshoes, or indoor arcade games depending on weather, and be sure to stop by and ‘make your own sundae’ Saturday nights in the general store! The real pull of Wakeda, however, is an opportunity to affordably visit one of New Hampshire’s most sought after destination areas on a budget.