Our top seven recommendations for camping in New Hampshire are based on what we found. Boondocking is another option we offer. As well as pointing you in the right direction, we’ll share some other fun and memorable activities.
#1. White Lake State Park
There are 902 acres of state parkland in the White Mountains region of central New Hampshire. Those who want to camp along the north shore of a glacial lake can do so under pitch pine trees. Swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking are popular activities around White Lake, which has a crystal-clear surface.
Amenities offered by the campground include 203 dry campsites (with dirt surfaces), grills, and picnic tables. There is a dump station and water available. Besides the well-maintained bathrooms and showers, there are two playgrounds in the campground, but the main attraction is the lake itself.
#2. Hampton Beach State Park
There are no RV campgrounds on the New Hampshire coastline other than Hampton Beach State Park, located near the mouth of the Hampton River. A dedicated swimming area and bathhouses are available at this 50-acre park. New Hampshire does not have any primitive camping facilities, unlike many other state parks. There is a flat and level parking lot-style campground. Additionally, it is close to the sand beach and the rocky waterfront. Due to the beach’s rarity, dogs are not allowed.
There are 28 full-hookup sites available to RVs that are capable of hooking up to water, electric power, and sewer. As a result, pop-ups and tents are not permitted. The campgrounds feature tables and grills, bathrooms, and a general store.
#3. Pawtuckaway State Park
Located about 40 miles east of Manchester, Pawtuckaway State Park has an area of approximately 5,000 acres. Forests and marshes surround its lake, and it has a 600-foot beach. Glaciers deposited boulders here ages ago, making the field one of the main attractions. Mountaintop observation towers offer sweeping views of the landscape.
Approximately 200 campsites are available with no hookups, but many have views of the water. Coin-operated showers are among the few amenities. Also available are canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats for rent, as well as a boat launch.
#4. Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort
This private campground is located near the Lakes Region in eastern New Hampshire and offers 300 forested waterfront sites year-round. While the Bluffs at Danforth Bay is more upscale, it’s open to all ages. As well as hiking and biking, the grounds have a pond for swimming and fishing.
There are three voltage options at the campground, 20 volts, 30 volts, and 50 volts. A general store and boat and golf cart rentals are among the amenities. Cable and Wi-Fi are provided as well as a game room. A dog run is also available. According to its website, Danforth Bay welcomes friendly, well-socialized pets.
#5. RiverBrook Campground and RV Park
Located on the Baker River, this resort has nice mountain views. It is located just 400 yards from Interstate 93 near the city of Rumney and has easy access to the river. Swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking are all available nearby. A large, grassy site (65 feet by 30 feet) can accommodate large rigs.
Campground amenities include free Wi-Fi and full hookups. Campsites include fire rings and picnic tables, and there is direct access to the river. Playgrounds, basketball courts, and horseshoe pits are among the additional amenities.