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States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Franconia Notch State Park, Lafayette Place Campground, Franconia, New Hampshire

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Lafayette Place Campground was the middle stop on our week-long ME-NH-VT camping trip. It probably was our favorite, and out of the three (Mt. Blue, ME & Mt. Ascutney, VT), it's the campground we will most likely visit again next year. The location is really great, right off of I-93. The one downside to this is a bit more road noise, especially from semi trucks at night using their engine-brakes. I was expecting it to be worse that it was though... Our site was very nice and private, but convenient too. The water spigot was one site away, the restrooms were just a few sites down. The Lonesome Lake trail was adjacent to our site, but there were no issues with privacy or people cutting through. The park staff were VERY helpful when checking in and when I asked about facilities for grey water disposal. The camp store was very well stocked and the bathrooms and showers were clean. We visited Flume Gorge and hiked the Pemigewasset Trail. There's so much to do in this area, and with just two nights, not enough time. We camped at Franconia Notch State Park, Lafayette Place Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my tent trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
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Mount Blue State Park, Weld, Maine

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Mount Blue State Park was the first stop on our week-long ME-NH-VT camping trip. The drive was long but interesting. Once you get off I-95, it's another 1.5 hours out. Nice to look around and see the small towns then the scenery as you get closer. Our site was very nice and the loop was well occupied (this was the last week in August). No road noise at all, and you truly feel secluded and out in the wilderness. The park staff was very helpful and friendly. The campground has a sewer dump at the end of the loops, and water spigots and bathrooms were well-placed. The bathrooms were clean. We visited the beach area which is just a short hike from either of the loops. The best part of the trip was the hiking. We took the Brook trail up to beautiful Tumbledown Pond and had lunch there. We also took a drive out to nearby Smalls Falls on the second day. We camped at Mount Blue State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Mt. Ascutney State Park, Windsor, Vermont

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Mt. Ascutney State Park was the last stop on our week-long ME-NH-VT camping trip. We stayed for two nights, checking in on the last Friday in August. The campground was VERY empty. I counted about half a dozen occupied sites. It was so quiet, maybe a little TOO quiet. The ranger (young man) at the entrance was very helpful when checking in, and had no problem getting a couple bundles of wood out of storage for us. We took the auto road up, hiked to the top, and climbed the observation tower. Our campsite was quiet and spacious, no road noise and well secluded from the other sites. Very primitive and peaceful. No hookups, but the water spigot was directly across from our site so it was easy to fill our 5-gallon jug to refill our pop-up's water tank. Our gray water tote and cassette toilet were easily emptied at the dump station on the way out. Claremont, NH was just a short drive from the campground, and it was fun to explore town a little. We camped at Mt. Ascutney State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
T35
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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