This campground is adjacent to the parking lot for Echo Lake State Park. There is a lot of activity during the day with day visitors and park employees coming and going. It quiets down after the beach closes and folks head home. The sites back up to Cannon Mountain Ski area and you can watch the tram go up and down the mountain. There is hiking across the street and swimming in the lake. There is a beach and snack shop open in season. We've stayed here several times in summer and fall and like it very much for the convenient location and activities in the area. They do not allow dogs until after Labor Day. The bathrooms are locked when the beach is not open so you need to be totally self contained to stay here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Unlike the other review: the scenery is super to the back, there is a beautiful lake within a minute's walk. True, the front is a parking lot but TV reception is good and you are right on one of the best bike trails ever and it's only .8 miles from Cannon Mountain. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is literally a parking lot. There are 7 spaces at the back of a large parking lot next to Echo lake. Unless you like looking at asphalt this is not the place for you. I had a 3 night reservation booked online. The online map made it look like a normal camping area. I left after one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very family oriented campground. Staff were friendly and helpful as we checked in at dusk. Would definitely recommend this campground. Had both secluded sites in the trees and open sites in a field RV park area (of course, not as much privacy as one would have in the trees). However, we had a great site on the edge of the field near the washrooms for our overnight stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is my new favorite park. The location in the White Mountains is beautiful. It has some really nice hiking trails adjacent to the campground. The proximity to area attractions is great. It has plenty of space in the front of the park for folks to shoot hoops or play volleyball, horseshoes, a ball field, a playground and mini-golf. The seasonals are friendly and informative. One of them gave me directions to a trail that lead to a huge beaver dam. I went there at dusk and got some good pix of the locals. The rules some people complain about are part of what makes this a good destination for me. It's quiet time at 10:00 PM. Period. 10 years ago that might have been a problem. Now,it's a good thing. If you're a late night party animal, best to camp elsewhere. There appears to be a good amount of organized activities, however we were there for a long weekend and didn't get too involved with it. No problem, this is a place where you can do as much or as little as you want and have an enjoyable stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. Just a beautiful, clean and well maintained campground. My only regret is I didn't see a bear. Maybe next time. We will be back for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the best park we have been to in 23 years of camping and has the most amazing owners we have ever come across. We just camped here for the first time and spent 9 wonderful nights here. The campground is spotless and the sites are so nice. The sites have rock to park the trailer on and to open the awning over so no need for rugs or anything. There are many tent sites and some real nice ones along the river. Each tent site has an area of raised bark mulch to set the tent on and then plenty of space for the car, fire pit and picnic table. Most sites are very private, we had a full hook up pull through that was real private. There are a few back in sites were you are lined up but they are plenty large enough. The bathrooms were very nice, the store had everything you needed. The front of the campground was an open field with a soccer field, baseball field, volleyball, mini golf, horseshoes and ladder golf among other things. I can go on and on about this campground because we just had the most wonderful week we could have and we cannot wait to get back there. I think this is the first 10 I have given to a campground without a pool. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had high expectations for this campground that just didn't come to fruition. The campground is definitely clean and safe, the creek is nice, and the play area for the kids is up to date. However, the sites are very close to each other, and we didn't have the privacy we were hoping for. In addition, the sewer connection at our site was high and nearly level with the camper's black/grey tank drains making it a challenge to empty the tanks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of my favorite campgrounds in NH. If you looking for someone who really tells it like it is, it's me. I won't give a campground a good rating unless it deserves it, and this campground is great. Sites are spacious enough, and the campground is active but not noisy. The only issue: our camping neighbor's dog came over to our site to do its business. We scared it away, and our neighbor came over and cleaned it up. Pets are supposed to be leashed, and I'm sure if we had complained the staff would have done something. We felt it was taken care of just fine. The staff is friendly and helpful. We have an RV and camped near the river. For those of you who have tents there are some great options along the river where RVs don't fit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground. Owners are very attentive to detail. If you are camping in a tent, then this site is magnificent. There are only 12 RV sites with full hook ups and some of these only have 30 amp. We were in a pull through 18A which was a 50 amp site, about 90' long, very wide, and private with tons of space. Great for kids, with lots for them to do. Just outside Franconia with a few restaurants, stores etc. within walking/cycling distance. Wi-Fi worked great, AT&T was patchy, Verizon worked fine. Great hiking close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the nicer campgrounds we have stayed in. Lots of trees, grass and foliage. Easy access for our 39' fifth wheel. The stream and roads/trails through the forest behind the RV sites was especially nice. Our rate reflects full hookups including cable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 5 days. Check in fast and easy. Owner and staff very friendly. Shown to our site. The site was large and private with fire ring and table. Bathrooms and showers very clean. Lots of activities on the weekend like movies, bingo, story telling, and ice cream socials. They have mini golf and a large athletic field. There is a small beach on the river. It is great for kids. We saw a lot of wild life. Store is well stocked. Very quiet at night. Look forward to going back. We started here in a tent trailer. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
By far the best site we stayed on during our trip. We were shown to our beautiful, spacious sites by a man on a golf cart. Showers and laundry were spotless. Lots going on from film nights to mini golf. Only negative was all the rules and regulations we were given on arrival. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I camped here with my parents in the late 60's and decided to stop in to check it out. I ended up staying a week it was so nice. Large sites far enough apart for privacy, very friendly and motivated owners to provide a great campground. River is not swim-able but there is a nice beach to sit by or in the water. There are trails to hike at the back of the campground and much more in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
FIVE STAR Campground!! I started camping at Fransted when I was a teenager, and have come virtually every year for the last 25 years. It is beautiful, immaculately clean, fastidiously maintained, and a wonderful, wonderful place to bring your family and kids of all ages for a few days...or a whole summer! in the woods. The owners did an amazing job turning this place from a small, basic, campground, into a lovely resort-like setting while maintaining the peace and tranquility of the mountain and riverside location. Just GO. You will not be disappointed!! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a very nice campground conveniently located near Franconia State Park. The staff were very friendly, the bathrooms very clean. They do charge per each child over 13, but there is a lot to do even though there is no pool. They have a nice field with baseball, volleyball, horseshoes. There is mini golf, ping pong, movie night and a nice beach area on the river. My son caught a small trout from the river. There are mostly tent sites near the river, our motorhome site with full hookups was fine. I would give this campground a 10 except that the bridge leading into town, (Franconia) was closed so it made it a little inconvenient. We would definitely stay here again, the area is beautiful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large extremely clean campsites, very clean bathrooms and laundry. Very friendly owners and campers. Beautiful spot, convenient to White Mountains scenery. We had a nice FHU site in the field, parked on gravel but rest of site was grass. Very nice tent/popup sites right along the creek. Our Golden Retriever enjoyed swimming in the creek. Families with kids enjoyed swimming in creek and floating down creek to swimming hole. We paid a weekly rate. Would have stayed longer had we not had future reservations and definitely will return if we are back in the area. Plan on a ride to Littleton for diesel or major groceries. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean. Sites are private (wooded ones). Some may not enjoy swimming in the rocky river, but my two kids (age 8/11) loved it. Owners were friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were very clean. We would definitely stay here again - we didn't even get a chance to hike the trails located at the campground! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a great little campground. Our site was right next to the brook. The kids had a blast walking on the rocks near the brook. The site was good size, level and with just the right amount of shading. The campground has a great field as you enter which is perfect for playing a variety of sports. This was our second stay here and we look forward to staying again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This the first time we camped at this campground and we were very impressed. The staff was very friendly and the campground was extremely clean. It was very quiet at night and security drove by many times in the evening and in the morning. I would recommended this campground to anyone looking for a campground to stay at in Franconia. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have camped here many times over the past three years. It is our favorite place to camp in the White Mountains. The owners and staff are extremely nice. The camp ground is well maintained and the bathrooms, showers, and laundry are spotless. You will not find a better place to camp. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have camped up in the White Mountains many times and have driven by this campground. Big Mistake. We liked it a lot. My only negative comment is that the most of the full service sites are all in a field. There are great wooded and river sites, but not for bigger rvs. Quiet, comfortable, easily our top choice when coming to the White Mountains. Very easy to get to off of I-93. Very friendly staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This CG was very nice, quiet, friendly and clean. Many sites are private. Because of the length of our truck, the site was a bit tight to back into. The owners helped by pulling our TT in with his tractor. Nice field to play horseshoes, putt putt golf, softball, soccer, etc. Very clean bathrooms and the showers were free and each shower room had a decent area to change. Pets are allowed at the beach. Lots of attractions nearby. Plan to visit here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground. It was 37 dollars because we had 3 adults in our party so there is an extra person charge. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Everything was clean and well kept. It is well supervised, the crew must put on alot of miles on the golf carts driving around. We enjoyed our stay. There are bears so they warn you not to leave food out overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just got back from a weekend at this campground (mid-May 2003), and we had a wonderful time. We have a lovely campsite (two-way) hookup right by the brook, though there were three-ways available they are, of course, not by the brook. The
campground was well maintained and the sites were good size, particularly the non-three-way sites. There is an approximately mile and a half hiking trail which runs along the brook (more like a walking trail, generally very level, which you can take to get into the town of Franconia. There in town you'll find a grocery store, restaurant, etc. The people that run the campground at very helpful and friendly. They keep an eye on the sites but aren't in-your-face. They let us come in 4+ hours before the "check-in" time, but still only charged us for one night ($26 for the two-way site by the brook). We are definitely planning to go back. Apparently they offer some recreational activities in the summer, they have a large canopy (to be replaced next year by the timber structure) where they hold a lot of these activities, they have a mini-golf course (which at the time of our visit looked in need of some repair (which they may plan on doing before the full season starts). They have volleyball
and badmitton. There isn't any swimming pool, but the kids, etc., do wade in the brook and create warmer pools of water by making stone walls of sorts in the brook. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A lovely state park. It was quiet when we were here - very few campers. I rate it high for natural beauty and clean rest rooms. The ranger checking us in was quite helpful. Campground roads are a bit tight and backing into some sites is difficult. Campground is easily accessible from I-93, one of very few interstate parkways. Reserve America charges $9.50 reservation fee! Fudged about Wi-Fi and cellular service - this is in the mountains. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is a New Hampshire State Campground located in the beautiful Franconia Notch with 97 wooded sites. It is open year round with no facilities, but not staffed after Oct 9 through about May 20. There are bike trails, hiking, skiing, fishing, swimming etc near by. At the campground the bike trail goes by and there are a number of hiking trails starting from the campground or across the street. This is one of my favorite campgrounds. They do take reservations and in the summer and fall holiday weekends, you need reservations. It is situated at the bottom of two mountains in a notch, a creek runs by and when you have a fire and the full moon is out, the leaves are turning like it was this past Oct – it is beautiful. They do have what they call premium sites so they charge more for them – which is almost all of those at this campground during the summer until Labor Day. We had no problems getting a site during the week in October. You need to check out the sites though because some are not level and hard to get into. There are no hookups but they do have nice showers and also a check in hut with a fireplace and store. The rangers are always friendly here. The bike trail goes from above Cannon Mountain all the way down to the Flume. Riding South to North can be tough but the other direction is great. The ride from the campground to the Basin is not bad though. Great for hiking, waterfalls, swimming in some of the waterfalls and lakes and just a great camping experience. We camped here in a 25 foot motor home and it costs 19 a night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a New Hampshire State Park situated in the beautiful Franconia Notch. The mountains are above and the creek runs through it. Some of the sites are small but there are others in the meadow that big rigs can camp in. There are coin operated showers that are very hot and clean. The house at the entrance has a fireplace with a fire going, where anyone can gather, sit, read, talk and enjoy. When it rains and it is cold, it gets quite crowded The bike trails go through this park down to the flume and up passed Cannon Mt. They are great. One can visit the Old Man in the Mt (which is not there anymore), the basin, flume etc. Lots of hiking even from the campground. There is also swimming available down the road at Echo Lake. There are some sites right on the creek. One should check out their site - some areas are hard for a big camper to get around and when it is muddy it can be difficult. The loop to the right would be better for large campers. The only problem with this campground now is that they started taking reservations the last three years and now 88 of the sites are by reservation only. They have also decided in the New Hampshire State Parks to select some premium sites that cost $5 more from June 17 to Labor Day. So now you pay to make the reservation and then pay more for the premium site and it seems that most of them are premium. I think I liked it better when it was first come first serve, except to drive that distance and not get a site was a problem too. We had a beautiful site right on the creek and we rode the bike trails all over. The small town near by also has bike trails that head out to the White Mt National Forest. This campground looks out and up at the mountains all around it - it is beautiful especially in the fall. Great place. For those who can not live without utilities the State Park at Cannon Mt, just about a mile away has a few sites with electricity, swimming and views of the mountain - even during the winter months for those who snowmobile and ski. We camped here in a Motorhome.