We camped in site M5 and our friends stayed in site M6. We went with our 5 & 6 year old kids and two dogs and our friends had their 6 & 7 y/o. We camped on Memorial Day Weekend (24th-27th.)This was our first time staying at Pine Haven. The Good-- The campground is extremely family/kid friendly (lots of activities.) They have a heated pool. Our sites were extremely wooded and the river behind them made the experience very peaceful. Friendly staff and ownership. Very prompt about correcting issues. Our neighbor’s site flooded and they went out of their way to first offer them another site and then stop the flood and fill and level their site. The Bad-- The campground is definitely dated so if you are looking for a "resort," I wouldn't stay here. They only have one bathhouse. From our sites, the walk was a pretty significant uphill jaunt. (If you are OK with port-a-potties, they have them along the way.) The sites closer to the front are cramped. When we first arrived, we were very leery about whether we had made a bad decision on staying there. Overall-- I would never rate a campground/product a 10 normally and based strictly on appearance and amenities, this campground is not for everyone. However, the customer service and professionalism showed by the staff during our entire stay definitely overcompensated for any shortcomings. Any issues that we had which, by the way, were completely outside of their control were immediately dealt with to the point where we didn't even have to ask for anything to be corrected. To our family, the important things are having a secluded/private site and being treated well. It seems like good customer service is a lost art in the campgrounds of New Hampshire. Well, the staff here definitely still believes in taking care of their customers and for that reason, we will definitely return to this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was one of the best camping weekends our family has had since we started camping. The sites are large and private. There were enough activities to keep us busy. The bathrooms were always clean. The office staff was friendly and helpful. Quiet time was certainly quiet in spite of the number of adults and children camping this weekend. We have already made out reservations to return twice this summer. I will recommend Pine Haven to all of our camping friends and I've already sent out e-mails to several friends to see if they want to join us. This is a great family campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My family and I enjoyed this campground. It is within reach of NH White Mountain area activities but not on the main drag. You will find wooded quiet sites along the river. Those sites used to be tent sites but the campground has updated their facilities and upgraded to 30-50 amp service with water. Perfect for smaller RVs and some large. Most sites are private with some trees separating campers, each site has a sandy gravel mostly level site on the river sites. The facilities and restrooms are clean and well kept. Limited activities are available. There is plenty to do in the area as well as a local dirt race track less than minutes away that has races on Saturday night. The campground enforces their quiet time within I think reasonable for everyones benefit. This campground is located in the valley of Tenney Mountain and is off the beaten path but on a main state highway. It is a good choice in my opinion. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Last year I spent a lot of time online looking for the perfect campground and thought I found it here. The pictures are very misleading. We pulled in and I was in disbelief. They had a handy house for an extra bathroom. Yuck. The site they gave us was on a hill and we had to circle around a couple of times to get the angle right because the sites are so small and the roads are so narrow you can't put your car on your own site you need to park in the road. In fact when we got there we hade to wait for two other cars to be removed from our site. The sites were so close it was awful. Finally I made my husband get our money back. They were good about it and only kept a ten dollar fee. I won't go back here. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
In my opinion it is the best campground in that area. Staff was helpful and friendly. Nice sites, we camped by the river and it was fine. Sandy sites under a large canopy of pine trees. Would camp here again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
As with all my reviews I like to qualify my taste in campgrounds because that tends to influence your rating significantly. I love woodys shady sites with lots of privacy so if your a RV resort concrete slab pave road type of camper this is not the campground for you. But if your like me and like the woods and the feeling of being out in the deep woods sitting around the campfire this place is AWESOME ! The campground is very small and very basic no fluff here. There is a beautiful rambling brook that splits the campground down the middle on one side is the tenting area. The tenting area is one of the best I've ever seen. Beautiful large VERY private sites, many that run along the river. If your into riverside "deep woods feeling" type of tenting this is the place. There are really no activities to speak of they do have a excellent basketball court and a basic mini-golf and small playground BUT if your into hiking they have an excellent hiking area that gives you beautiful outlooks and there is tons of hiking in the area as well. Lots of other tourist attracts close by too. Majority of the sites are small rig type of sites there are a few that can handle larger units up to 35'. We camped in a 35' 5th wheel right on the brook electric and water no sewer. The site was beautiful, quiet, private, nice round stone fireplace, and the sound of water running over the rocky riverbed all day and night. If you looking a for a nice quiet relaxing place this is it, nothing fancy just nature. The store was small and provided basic needs. The bathroom was rustic but clean. One glaring negative, the dumpstaion is on the wrong side so you have to navigate a u-turn to dump then again to leave. I don't quite understand why the don't rectify that situation. We will definitely be back,its an excellent quiet relaxing campground for just hanging out or using as a base for all the fun things to do in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The website and its description of the campground is quite misleading. The brook was stagnant as was the thickly weeded pond, so swimming was not an option. They had a new basketball court and mini golf course. My children, both under 6, were not allowed to use the mini golf. The rec room was closed during posted open hours. Bathroom facility although clean was very small with two toilets and two shower stalls. We stayed one night of our planned three. Management did refund our money for the other two nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.