23 Parks near Bow Bog, New Hampshire
We did however find 23 campgrounds within 25 miles of Bow Bog. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Bow Bog in the left hand column.
Jul 2010 - $30.00
Based on the questionable previous reviews we went. Apparently only one site is used for non-seasonal campers. There is no sign save for 18x24" hand written corrugated plastic cards sticking in the ground near the road. The office was the second clue about the deteriorated nature of the campground. The site was littered but OK. The electricity was four 15amp plugs (no 30 amp). Only two worked giving only 104 to 105 volts with the A/C on. This caused an automatic safety cutoff. Checking the next site I found no power at all. Power was being brought in by ordinary orange extension cords from the next site. Same across the way. Voltages measured around 108/109 no-load and 105 to 102v with load. Looking around it was clear that the manager had long-term problems with camp electricity. He could not offer a site with 120 volts and refunded our $30. - BbTrombone
Jul 2009 - $30.00
We loved this park. Most sites are fairly level and all are shaded. Our site was directly on the Suncook River. The owners and maintenance staff as well as the seasonal campers were genuinely friendly without being intrusive. The park is quiet, peaceful, relaxing and the surroundings are lovely. If you have fond memories of how camping used to be, then this park may bring those memories back to life. The facilities are well maintained for a park of this vintage. Some of the picnic tables were well-used, but the campsites were clean, the fire pits were raked and the small beach was clean. The location is a good base for exploring the surrounding area. We will definitely visit again. - leorah
May 2014 - $25.00
We opened the park (literally, we watched the ranger open he chain gate). For that reason there were things that were not quite ready. Cleanup was still happening, not all sites were open. Not a big deal. The nice part was having the whole park to ourselves. One other camper came in just as it got dark. The bathrooms were clean. The showers were not very good. The shower heads were 90% clogged up and sprayed everywhere other than where you needed them to spray. The trails & views were great, and it was very quiet. I plan on coming back during the middle of the Summer to see how it is during the busy part of the season. There is only one bathhouse open for the 2014 season, so it might get a little dicey for those who visit during the busy times. We plan on staying here again next year on opening weekend. - BigNuge
Sep 2012 - $23.00
The park is not really set-up for RV's, even small ones; the road inside the camping area is very narrow in spots because of trees. The road to the campground has a small bridge with a weight limit of only 2 tons. Apparently the 2 ton limit was recently imposed. Our rig is 5 tons, we had to back up when we encountered the bridge. Couldn't locate a park employee anywhere but did run across a state policeman who said he didn't know about the limit but that log trucks went across the bridge all the time. The park map seemed to indicate that there was a back way into the campground; unfortunately the road was blocked right before entering the campground -- more backing up. After talking with the policeman again, we went over the bridge into the campground where the manager said he didn't really know about the weight limit (the signs had gone up only a couple of weeks earlier) but that big trucks from the lumber companies, the trash trucks, and heavy vehicles used the road all the time. The bathrooms were OK but the showers were not clean - one stall had a pile of cigarette butts and an old beer can on the floor. There was a $15 charge for using the dump station. We were not impressed with this campground - liz&denis
Aug 2012 - $50.00
We came here from Michigan for a family reunion. We had 5 adults 2 children and one grandma. Upon arrival they couldn't find our reservation. It wasn't a big issue they explained since they had plenty of sites available. I then asked if there was an additional site near it available. They explained that it was fine and told us site 90 and 94 would work best but we could take anyone we chose. Once we got to the sites they were taken so we took the other ones that were suggested. We set up the trailer on one site and 2 tents on the other. We had to pay extra for the additional adults. Sites were a bit unkempt but we were camping. We also had our newborn nephew over for an hour to meet him. We sat by the fire and caught up late onto the night. We got a wake up call in the morning asking us to come to the office. They explained that they were asking us to leave a day early. They went through a list of offenses. When we pulled in initially we went too far. They claimed we tricked them by adding an additional site and having. Them lose our reservation. We didn't pay for the additional tent on the second site even though we paid for the people. We had an extra unregistered vehicle which we assumed was addresses when we checked the vehicles in. We did not pay for our 6 week old nephew to visit. We had a fire too late(all though the owner admitted to driving past and said all was fine). She refused us a refund and claimed she would charge us for damage??? Overall the attitude and lack of respect from the owners was outrageous. I would strongly suggest staying far away from this campground!! - Michigan mommy
Aug 2012 - $42.00
We were looking for a place fairly close to home and picked Autumn Hills. The owners are very friendly. The pool looked immaculate and there were lots of nice touches such as an e-z up over the picnic table at the playground. Our site was big and wooded. There is not much to do in the immediate area which was fine with us, but might concern people travelling with older children. - sbradley
Jul 2011 - $39.00
I booked this family trip without reading a single review. Upon arrival, check in was easy, and the owner even brought me around for my pick of a site, even after they had given us one. Well I decided to take my original one, nothing wrong with the others but mine was by the lake. The site was spacious and everything worked properly. Seasonal were very friendly, as was the owner, she did a good job of keeping on top of things, on the grounds. Pool was clean, dinner time is the best time to swim, basketball court was fine and horse shoes were fine. Store was small, and their is an arcade was on premisses. The rec area was OK, darts, pool table, lots of books to read, campground was quiet and didn't offer a ton of activities for teen's when we were their, but we traveled off the grounds as well, because we like to explore a new area. I would travel back here again. - avidcamper123
Sep 2016 - $25.00
No problem with reservations although original assigned site was not available due to a late checkout of the previous camper. Was told the assigned site was better than the original. Not much to look at, as it backed up to a backwater area off of a small pond, view was mostly dead limbs and black muck, but at least there weren't any bugs. There are other sites that were occupied when we arrived that would have been better. Neighbor voluntarily re-staked his chained dog to the opposite side of his site after we arrived. Owner was helpful and pleasant. Gate card required a $10 deposit. Wi-Fi didn't work in our location and I didn't try the TV. We were here for 4 nights as we were visiting family in the area. We only spent the nights here.
It seemed to be a party spot over the holiday weekend for locals and the many permanent residents. Children seem to have a great time riding bikes and fishing in the small pond. There were some dead limbs in the trees over our site and was glad we didn't have a significant wind storm while we were here.
There are not many better choices in the area. We were here 20 years ago and it is not how I remembered it then. - Trailbuddy
Jul 2015 - $25.00
We stayed at Circle 9 for 12 days while waiting for Camping World to process some warranty work on our RV. We chose Circle 9 based on the five minute drive to Camping World and past reviews. The good: Site 127 is a pull through and we had no issues getting setup. We were guided to our spot by Sonny, the owner, and he made sure we had everything we needed. Water and electric were fine, wifi was upgraded during our stay and worked well, except when the park was full during NASCAR race weekend, then it was intermittent.
The bad: The pull through sites are not the widest and alternate directions so our door faced our neighbors. This also meant sharing a picnic table and fire ring. This would be ok if camping with friends, but could pose a challenge with strangers. Our first weekend there a majority of the seasonal campers were out in force and the beer was flowing. A group of them setup at the horseshoe pits, which are near the temporary sites, and were getting rowdy, although the owner did send them back to their sites when he felt they were getting carried away. Quite a few seasonals don't leash their dogs and others who did had such long leads that dogs could still get near the roads which made walking our dogs challenging. The temporary sites are in an open field with no shade from the sun at any time of day. If the temperatures are moderate then its ok, otherwise expect your A/C to work overtime.
The pool was open but we did not use it.
We did hear the new owner has been in place for a year now and he does keep order when needed and seems to be keeping many in line. We need to be back in the area for more RV work so we most likely will return to Circle 9 after comparing it to other campgrounds in the area. - pfogleboch
Jul 2014 - $85.00
This has to be the worst campground I ever stayed in. I came to this location because it was close to NASCAR. It was 90 degrees and the pool wasn’t open. Looks like it has been inoperable for some time…wish they would have told us. The limited sites that they have are very small with one utility pool per 2 sites. Every other RV parks in opposite direction…meaning my door was facing my neighbors door. I think my awning and my neighbors were only a few feet apart. The seasonal campers weren’t just seasoning it appears they live there with make shift enclosures over very old travel trailer. Not a very desirable clientele. You had to pay for WIFI, bathrooms were dated and at this cost I would have expected a much nicer campground. This is a quick overnight stay location that shouldn’t cost more that $25-$30 dollars. - E597283
Jul 2010 - $35.00
Site was clean. Power was 121v. at 30amps. WiFi was iffy and being discontinued. WiFi by cell phone was good. Cable TV was good. Water pressure was good. Got level by adding 1-1/2 inches on the left side. Has a fishing pond. What's so bad about this place for an overnight? One caution: probably better for trailers than motorhomes because of the sloping sites. - BbTrombone
Jul 2009 - $35.00
We should have left this park as soon as we entered. This campground has potential to be nice, but no one is making any effort. We didn't check out the bathrooms because the entrance to them was so dirty and uninviting we didn't want to go any further. - CKB
May 2009 - $33.00
It is 2009, see the other reviews, nothing has changed. AAA rated it high, what was in their water? The people were nice although they could use some dental care - burt
Oct 2015 - $40.00
We have stayed at Great Meadow several times over the past few years. It is conveniently located near I-93 in Concord, the state capital which is centrally located for the entire state. The sites are fairly spacious and level and full hook-up. Due to the trees and the topography we were unable to use our satellite or OTA antenna and had to get a cable box to be able to watch TV (additional $10.00 deposit). It is not a direct connect from the pedestal to the RV connection. You must go through the cable box. They have a gated entrance which requires a card to enter ($25.00 deposit). We have stayed at over 250 campgrounds and have never had to give a deposit for a cable box or gate card. They also charge and additional $5.00 for day visitors. The clerk told me this was for the many amenities they have. I checked the laundry although I did not use it, and it was very clean. The pool had closed for the season (understandable). They did have a free breakfast and community campfire while during our stay and do have other activities like outdoor movies, dancing, playground and horseshoe pits. While we were there the office was rarely open and we had to call someone to the office both to check in and to drop off the cable box and gate card to get our deposits back when we checked out. We will probably stay here again due to the convenient location. - J Corsetti
Jul 2015 - $38.00
The site we put a deposit down for was given to another couple who had friends camping at same campground even though we were told we could have that site when asked and confirmed. Observing during our stay they were all friends of the owners, now I know why. Not good business! Pool is nice, game room needs a lot of work and cleaning. Lady at front desk very nice, young man when asked why we didn't have our site we were promised he couldn't give a straight answer. We wanted to go fishing but all boats down back had water in them and if you like fishing in weeds this is the spot for you! Not impressed. Wifi worked when it wanted too, water smelled like sulfur really bad it was gross on the site we had. We decided we won't go back here if you can't rely on their word. - HappyCamper67
Sep 2014 - $38.00
We were camping at Crown Point in Strafford however we had a problem with our landing gear so we went to Camping World at Chichester to get repairs. CW could not see us until the next morning so they recommended Great Meadows just down the street. The office is so full of cigarette smoke you can hardly breathe and the lady told me "Cash Only" - $38. My pull thru sight she gave me was so narrow it took me several attempts to finally get parked. Because of the landing gear problem we could not disconnect from the truck. I took my dog for a walk around the campground - very rough roads, a few good back in sights but most were either seasonal or very rough. Dog droppings everywhere! Cable TV did not work - WiFi didn't either. Will never stay here again - Larry Jenkins
Aug 2016 - $69.00
Great pool complex. Our site was plenty big enough, larger than many campgrounds we visit. Enjoyed a couple I've creams from the restaurant. Many seasonals with nice sites but they are some that are cluttered with too many tarps and canopies. The entertainment was enjoyable, loved the pool side music. - Happy Camper X2
Aug 2016 - $69.00
We arrived in the dark Friday night to a very crowded and busy entrance. Crowded and busy from people, bikes and golf carts, which just makes me a little nervous trying to drive through. Our site was plenty big enough and easy to back into with our 40' fifth wheel with Freightliner.
They have lots of activities specially during the Family Fun weekend when we were here. The pools and hot tubs, yes plural, were the nicest pools and hot tubs and area we had EVER seen camping. Certainly looking forward to going back.
My only complaint was the communication from the office to the gold cart escort should be more clear, as they took us the wrong way and then couldn't go over a bridge, so had to back out part of the way to get turned around. - tshaunb
Aug 2015 - $60.00
Been coming here for years from Nova Scotia.....great spot for any size rig...lots to do....4 swimming pools, 2 hot tubs,....very large pavillion.....very big campground, with mostly seasonals.....You won't regret coming here... - Squappy
Sep 2016 - $18.00
I want to update the older comments by saying the power was a steady 118v, water pressure 50lbs, bathrooms clean and orderly. The park is an older park but roads and sites were o.k. for my 39' Montana. This is owner managed and it shows. Staff more than helpful. Great place for kids, right next to the river. - Duramax1217
Jul 2010 - $33.00
Everyone we met here was very friendly and helpful. The campground is older with shady sites. Many seasonals. The hookups are not in normal locations. I didn't use the water so I can't comment on the lack of pressure. The electrical issues mentioned in another review must've been taken care of because the voltage was the highest I have ever seen. Not sure about the amperage as I have no way to measure it. Leaving was a challenge with a 38 ft motorhome. I wasn't sure if I was going to get around the loop at the end or have to back up and find a different exit. After a couple of tries I did get out OK. Convenient to Camping World, Sam's Club, Super Walmart and Concord. Many antique shops heading east on 202. - mrracechaser
Jul 2007 - $30.00
This is just a so-so campground. We stayed here for two months for medical reasons (doctors, surgery, etc.), and felt lucky to get a spot here on short notice. The owners and staff are friendly and accommodating. Most of the sites are taken by seasonal customers. They have some activities. The location is good for race fans going to NH International Speedway in Loudon. Camping World is nearby. The electrical voltage and water pressure are both atrocious! Had to use the water tank and pump just to get enough flow for bathing and dish washing. We had a digital voltmeter plugged in, and on hot weekends during peak A/C loads, the voltage dipped down to 95, and we had to switch the fridge to propane just to keep the A/C running. Had to do much juggling to run things like the toaster and microwave. Would probably look elsewhere if we visit New Hampshire again. - cherpa
Aug 2016 - $18.00
Basic park. I was in site 1 right next to the office and I could see very little of the rest of the park as sites are interspersed among the trees. There were few trees in the area where I was parked and the afternoon sun in August was harsh. Avoid this spot--particularly because they charge three dollars extra a day for use of air conditioner. Water electric and sewer were provided and they were easy to access. My Verizon, if I recall correctly worked OK. Not a place, particularly in the area where I was parked, that I would want to spend any amount of time but good for a stop over. The spots further into the wooded area may have been nicer. The owner of the park is quite gracious and helpful. - nanzhere
May 2015 - $36.00
This was an overnight stay for us as. We found the owner expecting us when we arrived (we had a reservation) and friendly. The sight was large and easy to back into. We would stay here again if in the area. - 1coloradan
Jul 2011 - $10.00
We stayed here on Coast to Coast. Very remote, quiet campground. Our space was huge. Pretty much had our section (right behind the office) to ourselves all week. Seasonals came on the weekend. I didn't look at the restrooms, but my husband said they were really bad. And if he thinks they were bad, I would have thought they were horrendous. But again, I didn't look at them. Make sure you bring lots of food & supplies with you because the nearest full grocery store is almost to Concord (30+ miles west). Not a whole lot to do in the area unless you are there for Nascar races. We weren't, but did do a lot of driving around on beautiful back roads. Beautiful country. Would definitely stay there again. - lebamster
May 2011 - $35.00
Wish I did my homework before I booked this campground. My small site was clean and raked before we arrived, but I was surprised to find a 20 amp fuse (yes, fuse) for 27' class C. After the 3rd one blew, I was told by the owner not to run my AC even though it was 80 degrees, and that I would be charged for any more fuses. I plug the camper into my house all the time and have never had this problem. We decided to ride it out for the weekend anyways, but will not be back. If you like to party, this is the place to be. The crowning moment of my weekend was watching a full grown adult place his empty beer can on my neighbors car antennae as he staggered by at 2:00 in the afternoon with his homeys. They thought it was hilarious. Also watch out for Fido's land mines. I didn't see any proud pet owners walking their dogs equipped to, nor caring to deal with this after the deed was done. Just one camper's humble opinion. Till next time. - bighead1946
Oct 2010 - $35.00
We have been coming to the this campground for many years. It's a small place with two, out dated playgrounds, one being on the beach. The kids have fun never the less. You can hear the trucks going by on the highway at night but there is a Dunkin Donuts within walking distance to the campground. There is shuffle board, mini golf, basketball, horseshoes, paddle boats, and a rec hall for the kids to enjoy. There are two beaches, one being bigger but both have a floating dock to swim out to and play on. The store and rec hall is kept clean but the ceiling needs some work. The huge fireplace in the rec hall is a nice place to sit on the cold or wet nights, though there could be some upgraded chairs for the adults to sit in. The electrical hookup is 20 or 30 amp and you need to be specific on your electrical needs when booking a site. If you need to use the AC, go for the 30 amp or higher if possible, other wise you will be blowing fuses the entire time you are here. The sewer hook up works just fine and there is good water pressure. There are several, long time seasonal trailers. Some appear old but none are neglected. The bathrooms are old and could use to be remodeled and tend to get dirty toward the end of the weekend. The seasonal campers are very involved in planning and organizing events and activities. Things such as theme dances, dinners, flea markets, Bingo, Texas Holdem games, apple picking, Christmas in July, trick or treating for kids, campsite contests, and fundraising events for different charities. The seasonal campers are watchful of the grounds and are approachable if you should need advice. The campground staff are friendly and responsive when something needs attention. People tend to respect the quiet hours but you will see some late night campers sitting quietly around the fire-pit talking. The campground is owned by a single woman who does her best to maintain the property. This is a great little place with lots of potential. Its great for a weekend get away though there isn't much for local attractions near by. My kids love this place, the best compared to all the resorts we have been to. We like it because it's two hours from Boston and is an easy trip with 2 young kids in the car. Despite the rustic surroundings the campground is kept clean and tidy. I would recommend giving it a try. It has grown on us over the years. - terry1999