17 RV Parks near Deering, New Hampshire
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Oxbow Campground is all about families, with a range of activities available & planned weekend events. About 20% of the sites are designated for short term (3 days or less); the rest are seasonal. Campers leave their RVs set up & return on the weekends. Golf carts were commonplace, as the campground is fairly spread out.
The weekend we were here, passing through one night on the way north, there was a Halloween celebration (in August) with full blown decorations, the kids in costumes, hayrides, a DJ. This made for quite a lively & noisy campground. The kids, including the teenagers, seemed pretty happy, and nary a cell phone in sight (no service!!).
Our site (90) was nearer to the front, and so we had a lot of traffic around us, coming & going: cars, golf carts, pedestrians, Halloween celebrators, maintenance workers, people walking dogs, etc.
We had low hanging branches on our site that looked likely to damage our motorhome on the way out of the pull-through. The owner was very responsive to our request & immediately took them down.
There are tight turns, some large rocks on the edges of the driveways & lots of branches throughout the park.
The wifi is limited to the area in and around the office. - RockyMountainMama
Sep 2015 - $36.00
Having read the previous glowing reviews on this campground, we felt that this would be a great place to stay. We soon discovered how wrong we were! It's a very rustic campground and we drove down a narrow dirt road to get into our narrow dirt site which was long and level, however big rig access was marginal when entering and exiting our site. This campground is full of seasonal sites and a few are kept open for short term stays. This is definitely a place for families, and if you like lots of very noisy screaming unsupervised kids, this place is for you. The bathrooms were located in the woods and were old but fairly clean, we did not check the laundry out. No pet walk, so walk along the road at your own peril, and try to avoid kids on bikes. WiFi was nonexistent. We would not stay here again. - tobyjug
Oct 2012 - $35.00
We enjoyed our stay at Oxbow. Our site was clean and ready for our arrival. While skinny, we made the site work and enjoyed it. Since we were camping in October, it wasn't that busy except for a few seasonal.. My boys enjoyed the ponds and the paddle boats; although, we didn't fish. For the price, the Oxbow campground is a real bargain. Even the wood was decently priced; $15 for about 35 - 40 pieces of wood. We look forward to our next camping trip at the Oxbow. - lopenzani
May 2005 - $24.00
Campground has new owner in May of 2005. My family stayed there for Memorial Day weekend. What a blast. Karoake, BBQ, Ice Cream Social, water slide for the kids. The owners are a married couple with kids, great family. Friendly and involved. Safe campground, they keep track of the campers. Seasonals are friendly and fun to hang out with. Previous reviewer stayed when it was owned by different people. New owners are flexible with number of units in sites. Give them a call! I'd recommend to anyone. They've changed their name to Idle Times Campground. - gallora
Sep 2007 - $30.00
The owners were friendly and the full timers nice to the weekenders. The campground was quiet and relaxing. They also own a beach about a mile away that you can bike too. Here are the drawbacks to the campground when we visited. The roads were very rough with low branches, at our site we had to use 75' of hose for the fresh water, the site was not level and a bit small. The owners (new) are working to make many improvement to the campground. I think that in a few years this will be a winner to visit on a regular basis. The owners might be able to contact the soil conservation office to help them with drainage problems. We will visit this campground again. - wahooo
Jun 2005 - $24.00
Stayed here on Father's Day weekend. Because it was raining they did a free movie night with popcorn in the rec room on Saturday. National Treasure - it was great! They put on an awesome breakfast spread on Sunday. Reasonable rates, good eats, good company. Very nice sites, most private and shaded. Seasonal campers are a friendly bunch. They patrol their campground which was great, made me feel like they were looking out for me. The kids enjoyed the game room, spent a fortune on pool! Check them out! - gallora
Jul 2013 - $32.00
With a little tweaking, this could be a nice campground, but as it stands, I gave it a 4. Why? First of all-too many trees in the wrong places. Now, don't get me wrong, I know we are camping, and I know trees are a part of camping, but this campground had trees up against and hanging over the bathhouse, which made the bathhouse damp and mossy. Also, the campground was too dark. Trees need thinning. And, the bathhouse was dirty and humid. Nothing I would want to use. Poor Wi-Fi. We were told there was cable TV. We got no signal. When we asked, we were told the signal was too weak. Our campsite had trash on it from previous campers. Our site had sand mixed with fine gravel. Since it was just my husband and myself, we took our shoes off, but kids or pets would have dragged sand into the camper. We stayed here overnight as we were traveling to Maine, and the campground was okay for an overnight, but I would not have stayed any longer. - kathyd
Oct 2012 - $15.00
We stayed in this park for a month while touring the area. I will start out with the good points of the park. The owner/manager is a great guy and has good customer service skills. He was always helpful and courteous. The park is kept up reasonably well. The spots are somewhat secluded. WiFi coverage was reasonable, and in other than peak use times was ok speed wise. In peak use times, the WiFi was very slow. Now the bad. The electrical in the park is substandard. We had to deal with low voltage issues all the time. Also the 50amp outlets are not protected by circuit breakers, which makes hooking to power difficult when plugging in. Also this creates no protection from the plug-in to the RV breaker box in the event of a problem. The sites are very dirty under foot. Now it is important to remember this is a "campground" not an "RV park/resort," so there is less improvements in the sites. But ours was not graveled as some are, which made the sandy soil a constant dirty problem. Also the grade of the site was such that when we got rain, the area outside our step was flooded with 3-5 inches of water. This could have been prevented with just a little work with grading. The spots are average in size, until we were told the spots were for two RVs. This would have been ridiculous if someone was to park next to us in the spot, as there would have been less than 36" between the RVs. We had several problems with our mail being delivered here. One time an attempt was made to deliver the mail and a note was left with the office the package was at the post office. We were never told by the office, we learned via the internet. Finally, the biggest problem was with one of their employees. I won't name him here, but he had no customer service skills, and was arrogant, condescending, and very rude. And to top it off, he was the employee to greet us. Needless to say he didn't make a very good first impression. We will never stay here again, and cannot recommend the park to anyone. - John&Sandy
Sep 2012 - $35.00
Nice, clean campground. Not a lot of planned activities for the kids, but our 12 and 13 year olds kept busy bike riding, swimming, and playing basketball. Good band Saturday night and even better karaoke Sunday night. Site was not large, but was roomy enough. Friendly campers and staff. Bathrooms were clean, but no hand soap. Boat rental rates very reasonable. No extra charge for holiday weekend, which makes this a great value. Store was small, but had the necessities. If we went back to the area, we would stay again. - Mom5boys
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
May 2017 - $22.00
Office staff ladies were great ! The computer had been off for 3 hours. She did a good job, not working with a computer..and allowed us to go to a site, later, a few hours later, the computer came back "on"and she verified the reservation we had made a few days earlier. The WiFi is very slow, we were within eye sight of the office, where the WiFi was located. The good news, we got 8 hours of free WiFi from the young lady at the office. The other nice lady tried real hard to get us hooked up to the Cable TV service. She was trying all the unmarked cable "on" site switches, but to no avail. So we got our $4 cable refund and disconnected. The sites are ample...and because we got there on May 8th at the start of their season, the place was fairly empty. Sewer connection at A26 is at about a 30 degree angle. So we simply stuck the raw end of our sewer flexible discharge line into their sewer line receptor and it worked fine. Our electric and water was on a down slope, you had to be careful not to fall down the slope, but the water and electricity worked fine. All in all, I would return for an over night stay..but without cable and WiFi, it would not be an inviting place to stay for a longer time. It is set in a nice forest environment. Office has a small store..good for temporary food. I liked the place. By the way, please be careful of the old covered bridge..it says it has a 9'9inch clearance, but my rig made it through, and we are 11 feet 3 inches in height. I checked the clearance before attempting to enter the covered bridge...and observed it was around 12 feet or more..so I went thru without a problem. I suspect the fake lower height is to discourage heavy rigs from using the old historic covered bridge. There is a short detour around to the south of the bridge to reach the park destination. I think it was a good value for my Passport America discount. - Joe O
Aug 2016 - $49.00
Section E Roads are tight for campers. - cbshea02
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This is not a resort. Dirty and unkept. WiFi and cable didn't work. Very hard for motor homes to get through. Office girl knew absolutely nothing about the campground. No one for after hours if there is a problem. Stay somewhere else. - BSBren
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Our first time here and I had read about the great donuts and the great owners. Well, on check-in I was told donuts are only available on holidays, which was disappointing, and I felt the owners were not that nice about the fact I asked about them. Anyway, we headed to our site which was easy to get into but with the length of our trailer I could not get it level. The site was on a hill and I backed up as far as I could go and lowered the front jack as far as it would go and we were still a bit unlevel. Anyway, all this aside, the place grew on me. After set up and dinner I went back to the office to check the pool times as they are not posted and was told 9:00, which was great. We had the older pool to ourselves so to cool off as everyone else was at the beautiful newer pool. Took a nice walk the next day and it is a real nice place. WiFi was a little slow and you need a password which I did not get. I guess it is written on the book they give you but mine was blank. Anyhow, since we were in the mountains and thunder storms started at 2, we were "lucky" and the mountains held the storms overhead for over 10 hours. Parts of the campground did flood, we went out to dinner rather than standing in puddles to cook. We plan to camp here again and hope that it is as enjoyable as the good parts of this weekend. - Happy Camper X2
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Super friendly owners
Amazing pool and splash zone
Freshly made donuts on Saturday morning
Camp Store with DVD rentals
FHU with 50amp
Extremely clean bathrooms
Very nice seasonal campers
Seasonal Park and seasonals enjoyed watching us park our 45ft motorcoach on the first try! Everyone knows everyone so as a transient, you feel like an outsider.
Roads are dirt and it rained so super muddy
30 minutes from a town... so bring groceries if you are getting in late! - RVThatFamily
Jul 2015 - $39.00
If you want a nice private site then this campground is not for you. I like some privacy which is why only gave it a 5. What the park has going for it is nice host, new pool that the kids will love and the campers themselves were nice. Fresh donuts on Saturday morning are a plus just make sure you order them on Friday.
Will not be going back due to no privacy issue. - nh kayak
Jul 2017 - $33.00
Price includes reservation fees. Sites vary, but most are big and spacious and deep. Sites are mainly dirt, but roads are all paved. No hookups, but water through out as well as permanent rest room buildings which were clean. Dump station available. Main shower building when you come in with parking and trash and recycling dumpsters are there as well. Nice swimming lake, but was closed during visit because of bacteria from rain they have been getting. Has boat ramp and nice new playground by picnic area. Campground has own swim beach. Sprint cell was spotty. Firewood was $6 for about 6 pieces. Store had limited supplies and souvenirs. They also had ranger programs. Will definitely come back again. - acenorm
Sep 2015 - $25.00
This park is located in the southwest part of New Hampshire and as most of the state parks in New England will close on Columbus Day. There were only a few loops open and we were the only ones in our loop on a Sunday night. I think we might have been the only ones in the park but there were quite a few campers during the weekend checking out when we got here. No reservations needed during this time of year. There are no hookups but water spigots are located in each loop as well as bathhouses. Showers are located near the ranger station at the entrance as well as a recycling dumpster. There is a dump station. This park of 400 acres has huge sites and ours looked out through the trees in the distance over a small cliff towards Beaver Pond and Otter Lake. There are hiking trails throughout the park going by ponds, bogs, forest and Otter Lake which is undeveloped except for a public beach and a campers beach. Nice lake! In season there is a small park store but if you come during the week like we did you take a registration form, find a site and return to put it in a slot with your fee and information. The night we were there was the Supermoon Eclipse and even through there were trees we had a great view of it from our site and RV. The beach is OK, but the water is nice and clear and one can kayak from the beach. Nice park with bike riding, boating, fire rings, fishing, horseshoes, playground, restrooms, showers, and swimming.
This is a beautiful part of New Hampshire and it is in driving distance of Franklin Pierce University and some other small colleges that are located in this region. Cathedral of the Pines is also a short road trip away. This was a one-nighter for us but if we were in the area we would stop again to camp here. - gsnakehill
Jun 2011 - $30.00
Nice campground. Lake has distinct smell that makes swimming less than desirable. Launching kayaks is not easy leading to extra load and unloading time and then still hiking in with boats. - love2campforever
May 2017 - $81.00
This is a very large campground with lots of activity. Most of the sites were seasonal and the residents and guests get throughout the park in golf carts. We were here Memorial Weekend and it was so crowded you could hardly get to your site for all the kids on bicycles and the golf carts. This is a huge community of weekenders that leave their rigs here throughout the season. They had lots of staff that were very helpful. Interior roads are very tight. Had to unhook the tow to make the tight turns up the hill. - GMS Lucy
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
Sep 2017 - $44.00
I gave this campground a 7 because a) it is one of very few options in the area and one of the best, and b) the staff was really nice. Otherwise might have been lower There is a huge variety of sites - some more private than others, some easier to get in, some full hookup, some W/E, some more sloping. We chose site 81 which is in a bit of a separate alcove with 3 other sites, W/E. It is next to the lake, and right next to the walking path along the lake. So it is much more private and quiet. The site was great when we stayed as campground was not full. Verizon stong - 3 to 4 LTE There are quite a few seasonal campers here who apparently leave their units over winter, or for periods of the summer, etc. I'm guessing summer and weekends would be quite busy The bathhouse we used was horrid - lots of bugs, not very clean. It cost a quarter for the showers! But WORSE was there was a dribble of water - hard to get hair washed. My husband paid his quarter and didn't bother showering. Shower head and handle flopping around - geez needs a lot of fixing. The office staff were great both on the phone and in person. We stayed here just for a night as we had flown into Manchester, rented RV, and then went to Maine for 2 weeks. Needed place near Manchester on nite before returning RV We are from Colorado - have a fifth wheel and truck camper - camp 10-12 weeks per year. Camping in Maine (and NH) is certainly different from the western US. - chinookgeo
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