Nice park and staff. They had nice showers that were separate for privacy. You had to pay .25 cents for 5 minutes in the shower, but you could adjust the water. They were very nice and hot water. Toilets were narrow and small, but nice. Park was very well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice that if you are traveling with another unit, the pull through sites are so that you are facing each other. Good cable, slow and sketchy Wi-Fi, mostly sand in pull throughs. Back in sites have more grass. Nice access to Saco River and very convenient to downtown and all the mountain sights and trails. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a good campground close to Traffic on Rt. 16 is heavy but the campground is off the road and backs up to the river. We had a site with very little grass and it was raining. Our site was muddy and water stood right where we stepped out of the rig. Not the best of places to be in the rain. Restrooms were in need of update but were clean. Understand you have to pay extra for the showers ??? Although we didn't need to use their showers I consider this a big negative. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice park - lots of playground area, sand volleyball, basketball court, baseball fields. The river is accessible for paddling. Some pull through sites are facing each other if you are camping with another unit. My only negative is our site was all sand, no grass for the dogs. The gate is locked from 11 pm-7 am so don't plan on being out late. Extremely friendly staff. We will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A good base for exploring the area. Close to the Kancamagus Highway (hikes/waterfalls) and about an hour to the Cog Railway at Mt. Washington. Lots of shopping in area, along with lots of traffic on Rt. 16: take back roads. Campground is on the banks of the Saco River. We had a riverfront site which was very muddy when it rained. Recommend sites in 2nd or 3rd row back from river and ask for grassy surface. All sites looked level. Dated but clean bathhouse. $$ for showers, but they are strong and hot. Wi-Fi worked well. Efficient staff. Pool small, but looked nice: we didn’t use it. Tube and kayak rental available for river floats. We would camp here again if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We enjoyed our stay at Saco River. The campground could use a little spiffing up, but overall the sites are large, relatively level, and nicely maintained. The sites were dirt, not even gravel and it poured twice while we were there so the motorhome and tires were covered with mud splatters. The sites could have a little landscaping, but they were clean. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The river was great and the kayak rentals were $20/pp for 2-6 hours, so not too bad. The campground is located within North Conway where there are some great little shops, an outlet mall, easy access to Mt. Washington (crazy!) and a wonderful old-time railroad you can ride on. We recommend this site for anyone looking for a laid-back relaxing, outdoor place.. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. We stayed in the poolside area and it is a bit tight for big rigs. Lots aren't very long so a lot of people park their tow vehicle along side the road and that makes it almost impossible to maneuver into your space. Lots to do in the area and you are right in the middle of shopping and restaurants. We had an awesome time in the White Mountain National Forest. Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Check in was done by a young lady who couldn't have cared less. Shower rooms full of mosquitoes but pretty clean. We had a level pull in site on grass. Overall feel of campground and people staying was not welcoming. I would not stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only park we've been to that allows parallel parking on the river, awning side facing the water. The view and environment were excellent. Cable TV was ok, unable to get the satellite to work due to trees. Web access was fine. Lots to do in this area with the outlets very close. Excellent hiking trails nearby. We stayed in site #56. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We do a week camping vacation every summer, and this year we chose The White Mountains Region in N.H. We picked Saco River Camping Area mainly due to the location on the river and being so close to stores and restaurants. We ended up finding a gem and we couldn't have had a better experience. The grounds, restrooms, and laundry were clean and well maintained. The staff was pleasant and courteous. We also noticed the other campers respected the rules and their neighbor. Driving slow, picking up after their pets, no one walking through your campsite, well behaved kids (and pets), and lots of waves and smiles. Grounds were quiet by 11:00 every night. We had 3 kayaks and the staff bought us up the river, and we had a great trip back down to the campground. Only con I can think of was the Wi-Fi was hit or miss. After 6 days, we were having such a great time, and there was still so much we wanted to do, it was a BIG letdown to drive home. We'll be back soon for sure. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is a great place to stay if you are traveling/camping with children. Playground is in the center of the site area. Restrooms and laundry facilities clean and modern. For the rate we paid, we had 30 amp service with no problems at all. You can walk to the outlet malls from the campground. Many great places to eat and shop. A great place for breakfast is Peaches Restaurant, and if you haven't eaten at a Flatbreads, that is quite the pizza place! Many many wonderful hiking and biking opportunities in this area around Mt. Washington. We recommend the Mt. Washington auto road trip! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have a 38 foot camper and the site we had was a back in, but at an angle. It was kind of tough to get into, but it was the last site available. They have nicer pull throughs and back ins. Paved roads, not sites though. Office and pool a little ways from sites, nice river. Nice park overall. Cable TV had like 60 channels. Would return if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a lovely campground. We had two units and had pull through sites that had us with our doors opposite each other and tons of space in between. Perfect for campers traveling together. The site was relatively level, grassy and had shade trees. We were just steps from river's edge. Camp office personnel were very friendly and helpful. The campground was walking distance to everything in town and very close to the Presidential Range and all the activities it provides. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at this campground during the off-season. We arrived late for check-in, however, the owner was helpful in allowing us into the camp office to register even though the office was closed. The park appeared to be clean. The bathroom / shower house we used was dated a bit, but they were clean. There is a fee for showers. (I'm not a big fan of these as it usually takes a while for them to warm up and to figure out temperature-wise before getting in, hence, you 25 cents is gone fairly quickly) The main reason why we stayed here was to be very close to the Outlet malls in North Conway - which is directly across the street from the park and Storyland (20 minute drive away in Glen, NH). We would come back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Possibly one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed in. Staff were friendly. Great location. We had a riverside site which was very spacious. Overall very clean. The only negative comment I could make is that the office is upstairs which would be difficult if not impossible for some. However based on our interaction with staff, they would certainly do whatever they could. They also charge for pets. Will definitely be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Traffic in North Conway very heavy and you must fight it to get to this campground. The campground is along the river about 300 yards from main North/South street but you'd never know it. A peaceful campground along river with lots of shade. The staff and store are nice. I wanted to get propane on the way out but their access is poor. The park was about 50% full in early October. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our third time here. The last time I was not super happy with the bathrooms, but we gave it another shot. We got here in October and discovered that the owners had redone all of the baths and showers! There is nothing like the Conway area in fall and the campground was still holding the tractor hayrides and the staff was really nice. This was the last weekend that they were open for the year but you could not tell. Staff was happy and helpful and all the facilities were clean and up to date. I'm really looking forward to coming again!! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Well maintained, big rig friendly and peaceful, located on the banks of the Saco River some sites are right on the river. Owners were present and are obviously interested in the upkeep and operation. Wi-Fi was $1/day and worked well, I personally don't have a problem with that, why should non-users subsidize my Wi-Fi use? We would stay at this campground if we were in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It was bad enough that this place charges $2.00 a day for our dog, and $3.00 a day for each of our teen grand-daughters, they have the gall to charge for the use of the showers. What's next, pay toilets? On the plus side, they are located next to the Saco river where you can go canoeing or tubing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground on the Saco River. Large facing sites which is very nice when traveling with another family. Wagon rides each night, movies for the kids, very nice clean pool. Very central campground for shopping district and close to several attractions in the area, i.e. Storyland, Mt.Washington, etc.. Stayed here for five nights. Will definitely return but will stay longer for sure. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall this is a great campground. They have hay rides for the kids and the staff is very friendly and helpful. They offer a canoe and kayak shuttle to campers wanting to go down the Saco for a day trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a classic for our family. We have camped here at least 5 times for a couple weeks each stay. The campground is very family friendly. The views are great and the river can be used calmly for swimming, relaxing etc, or take a raft downstream for more exciting time on the river. The area around the campground is great too, especially if you have kids. Theres lots of trains in the area, amusement parks, and the outlets and scenery wow. If your planning on staying in the area, make it the Saco River campground! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped in a 5th Wheel for a month. The camp was clean, well maintained and convenient to many attractions. The camp hosts were friendly and helpful providing local information (maps). We were there the last two weeks of September and the first two weeks of October for the fall foliage. The park was clean and the spaces were large. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is conveniently located to all the attractions in North Conway. We (and others) had trouble getting through a few tight turns to our spots. They have too many obstacles. People were temporarily moving fire rings and dodging posts to try to back in. We were not pleased about the $2 per day pet charge especially since we were told dogs were not allowed to be left in RVs and we had to take her with us whenever we left. Some of the staff were extremely friendly--a few were rather short. WIFI was not reliable. We would look for another place if in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very well run campground. Shady and open sites available. Definitely a family campground. Lots of kids and pets. Great outlet shopping nearby. Air conditioners and electric heaters not allowed, unless arrangements are made with the manager. This information was not provided up front before we paid. It was after we located our camp site, un-hooked our rig, attached our hookups that we read all the campground rules. The air conditioner rule came as quite a surprise as we have never come across a rule prohibiting air conditioners before. We got along ok without the a/c, but it was warm enough a couple of days during our stay that we would have used it. The no air conditioner restriction brought our overall rating down 1 point. Thank goodness it wasn't July or August. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent staff. The new owner who is there on site all the time was great. The location is perfect. Better than promised. Cell phones and internet work well. Grounds were clean and maintained. Lots of shopping nearby. Excellent food choices when you do not want to cook. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It has clean, level, sites with paved main road and gravel secondary roads. Mostly travel trailers, pop-ups, and tenters. It does have big rig access and it does have a large over flow area for self contained units. Staff was courteous. It is now equiped with free WiFi access (ask for access code at check-in). There is a 2 dollar a day per pet fee. This a family campground with lots of kids. There were no planned activites for the kids despite being forth of July week. However it is close to town and there are a lot of things for people to do, so this would not be much of a drawback for families. Many kids were tubing on the section of the Saco River that runs by the campground. Easy access to put in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice road into CG. Staff friendly at registration. A variety of sites and most were of fairly good size. Very quiet when we were there, but was told the place fills up in July/August. Close to North Conway and walking distance to shops/restaurants, but far enough off the road not to hear or see the activity of Route 16. Staff took us up river for some canoeing (rental) on short notice. Paved center road and some fairly smooth dirt roads within park good enough to bike ride. Sites very level, most with some shade. I would go there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the worst campground I have ever camped in. I have been camping for over 15 years. I have never been treated with such distain in my life. The management needs to find another way to make a living, because they will soon be out of business
with their poor attitude. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
This is a GS park and probably the first GS park we've seen that matches the rating (6.5/8/6). The main road into the park is paved as is the center road through the park. Check-in was average and there is a card activated security gate. The water front sites are pull-thrus (sideways). The vast majority of sites are dirt and most are under trees. There are a few back ins that have a large open grassy area behind them. One major problem with this park are the perimeter roads which are dirt and narrow. Turning radius at the ends of the roads is very tight for larger units,especially if the park is busy with a lot of pop-ups and tents along the perimeter road. This results in a lot of vehicles parked close to the road. Many of the pull-thrus,if accessed by the main paved road,can be very difficult if not impossible to get out of (onto the dirt perimeter road) for larger units. This is due to the fact that the waterfront sites are directly across from them thus leaving very little room to get the whole rig out and turned in order to exit. Bad design for larger units. We had to ask the people across the road to move their vehicle so we could get our truck backed in to hook up and then we had to back out of our "pull-thru" site. The sites are mostly decent size and most appear to be level. There are many,many tent sites, most of which are along the river front. This is an extremely active park with many families and many children. There is a lot of bicycle traffic and things can be noisy at times although it is quiet at night. The pool is up near the office and is clean but could be larger for the number of users. The same is true of the laundry facilities. Showers/restrooms are average. We would look elsewhere if we returned to this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
A very nice place, I would recomend this to our friends and family. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The Beach Camping Area is a nice small family run campground. This is the owners' first year so they are still in the learning process. They are helpful and more than pleasant. Yes, the campground could certainly make some much needed upgrades but all good things take time and they are slowly working on it. I have camped here for more than 30 plus years and can say that there is no where else I would rather be than at the Beach Camping Area along the Saco River. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the first time we have stayed here. I read the reviews and was a little skeptical. While the whole park is wooded, the sites are all very open. The weekend we stayed they were not busy at all, and we could easily see 2/3 of the entire campground from our site. The river access was nice, and the kids loved playing in the water. The playground is in need up repair/upgrading. Everything there needed maintenance & repair. The shuffleboard courts were in complete disrepair. The game room is completely abandoned, locked shut with a pool table flipped on its side. The bathrooms & showers could use more cleaning. I will stop short of calling them dirty, but they could definitely be better. The rain came down for a day and a half while we were there. Our site was fine, but you could see that many other sites flooded. if there were folks camping in those sites they would not be happy. All in all I liked the particular site we were on, and would camp on that site again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very dark, dank campground. Poorly marked sites and roads. All sandy as if it had been flooded recently. Staff were OK, but not really interested in our business. Very poor wifi coverage and SLOW. very little grounds maintenance, trash disposal only at entrance. I will not go back here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 4 nights in a 27' travel trailer. We had to have our trailer brakes worked on and it was very convenient to Camping World for service. It is also convenient to other major attractions which we took advantage of. We did the Mt. Washington Auto Drive and Kancamagus Road. There is a lot to do in N. Conway, just 5 minutes away. The staff was friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were clean. There were pay showers. Unfortunately, there is only one shower/bathroom building for the whole campground. It didn't affect us, but there were a lot of tent campers and tenters using it. They have new washers/dryers in the laundry ($2) The Saco River is just a short walk away in the campground where you will find a stony beach to go swimming, floating, canoeing, kayaking, etc. The sites are mostly level and large, but there is really no buffer between sites. All sites are hard packed sand from when Hurricane Irene came by and caused the Saco River to flood the campground. It can be kind of dirty and if it rains (like it did for us) it can make a mess of things. That would be our only complaint about the place. The campground was busy, but it was quiet. We would come back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our site was very sandy, and not real level. We had a water front site, but you had to literally stand to see over the vegetation to see the Saco River. Management was very friendly, camp was full on a Saturday late afternoon. Did have a tendency to smell sewage (not near our site which was at the far end of the campground, but near the entrance). Would camp here again if in the area. We were traveling through and stayed only two nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean campground with generally level sites and heavy pine tree cover. Roads and sites are dirt so they can be muddy in rain. It rained hard while we were here and water drained away and surface dried up quickly. Very good cable TV and generally good WiFi. Site map shows about 8 sites on the Saco River, but river access is over large boulders. Two narrow paths between sites lead to the river beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We pulled in during the pouring rain past dark which made backing into our site difficult, but we made it work. We were unable to get close enough to use the sewer, even though available on the site. Great beach area. We kayaked down the Saco river with a large group of friends. We have our own bathroom, so it does not affect us, but there is only one bathhouse which meant a long walk in the middle of the night for many in our group. Overall good campground, great if you are planning to utilize the river for kayaking or canoeing. We will be back next summer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived and this campground was packed. Very open and our site was not what I expected. We had a full hookup but it was difficult to figure out where our hookups were. Another camper was using our hookups? Had to get management to come out: they figured at first we didn't know what we where talking about. Also noticed right away that our site had a great view of the dumpsters: pretty much on our site. Smelled really bad and was also a high traffic area due to people throwing out their trash. Management should have at least put up a fence! We had made reservation for two nights, but only stayed one and left first thing in the morning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good Sam rate. The campground says that it is equipped to take big rigs, but the access roads are tight. Some flooding of some sites and gullys in the dirt roads. WiFi is free the first day and $2.50 a day thereafter - a waste as it is a weak service. Rather noisy campground. Large beach area on Saco River which was quite pleasant. Loaner TV cable available at the office. Might return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in site #30, which is a pull through. It would have been very tight if the other sites around us were full, but there were very few people in the campground. . The sites are packed sand with no grass or pine needle cover. It rained every day we were there and the camper got filthy with sand. BRING RUGS! Dogs are not allowed on beach area (really river gravel, not sand) or in the river at all from this property even though hundreds of dogs are in the saco river daily with their camping/canoeing owners. Small well stocked store. Laundry $1.50 per wash, $1.50 per dry. They have a book swap area in the laundry. Small very dated playground area. You can hear Rt 16 traffic. Convieient to North Conway attractions/shopping, but there are better campgrounds. We won't go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Check was smooth office person was polite. Very pretty campground, limited amount of sites for big rigs. Campsite was only 15% capacity, clean and fairly well maintained. Electrical needs updating some sites could use some work certainly some gully's and leveling is required. We booked a waterfront site #2 and found it was way to tight so they let us pick out another. We ended up with waterfront site #6. It was the most beautiful site of the campground views up and down the river as well as mountain view. Site was easy to back into but was very unlevel with a big gully that caused me to park 20' from sewer hook up. Sewer hook up for this site was not functional so I had to use one from adjacent site. (they were right next to each other). Unfortunatlely sewer hook up was on a bit of a high point so dumping was really a pain. I had to hold the sewer line up and walk it down to the connection to empty line. It turned a 15 minute job into about 45 mins. We will go back again especially off season to this site very relaxing and beautiful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our second stay at the great family campground. Has some seasonals; well kept and mixed in with weekenders. Cleanest bathrooms I have ever been in. We camped in sites 67 and 68, nice along the river. Sites are very large. We could have fit another rig on the same site. The river is very clear. Lots do do around the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Have been camping here for more than 15 years. Pretty quite campground not a lot of activities on site but very close to many New Hampshire attractions. Some sites are close together, many are shaded, but very clean. Best sites are along the river. The Saco River definitely draws you back year after year. Usually spend two weeks in August, Labor Day weekend, and Columbus Day weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location for family fun. Large clean beach, rec room and playground. Sites not very
private but fairly large. We would return. Best sites along the river bed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice and clean campground right on the Saco River. Several of the sites are rather open and offer little privacy but if you can get a site on the perimeter of the campground, not bad. The river is a littel cold though and may be shallow in a dry season. We have stayed here many times in the past and never had a bad experience. The staff and owners were always friendly and courteous. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.