38 Parks near Franconia, New Hampshire
Jun 2013 - $25.00
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. - TravelerRog
Oct 2006 - $19.00
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. - gsnakehill
Oct 2005 - $19.00
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. - gsnakehill
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This "campground" consists of seven, back-in, FHU sites on the backside of a very large parking lot. Campsites are close together with trees and shrubs between for a bit of privacy. We reserved and paid on-line so there was little interaction with the staff. Echo lake is stunningly beautiful -- and quiet once the beach goers leave for the day. We had to walk out into the parking lot to acquire AT&T cell service. Same for our Verizon Internet gizmo. This is a truly lovely corner of America, and we will definitely return. - CO2RV
Sep 2015 - $40.00
Franconia Notch State Park is a mountain pass in the heart of the White Mts of NH. The parkway goes from the Flume Gorge at the south to Echo Lake at the north for about eight miles. Cannon Mt RV Park is located at Echo Lake and is one of two state parks in that pass. A short walk about five minutes from your site is that lake with swimming and a bath house with showers but they lock it up at night. Only RV's and popups can stay here but you have to use all three hookups. There are fire pits and a picnic table at each site. The seven sites are right next to each other in a row and there are small bushes between most sites. It is expensive and open all year but hookups are not offered in the winter time. Reservations are advised! You are at the base of Cannon Mt and the ski slopes can be seen from the parking lot, so this is very popular for those that like to ski and are self sufficient. This area is one of our favorite places to camp. - gsnakehill
Jul 2015 - $40.00
There are only seven sites and they are close together but next to Echo Lake with a great view of Cannon Mtn. The sites were very level and easy to back into. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. It was easy to explore Franconia Notch from here. We could walk to the beach, the recreation trail or Artists Bluff. Nice little camp store. Not good cell signal but surrounded by gorgeous mountains. Campground was very quiet after beach closed for the day. - Hartleyfam
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Very nice and clean campground. Tenants are really nice. Sites are beautiful and private. very clean. Showers are nice and private. It is close from everything. Market, hiking trails etc.
We highly recommend this campground. - Galaf25
Sep 2015 - $49.00
Overpriced , but this seems to be the custom in the east. Campground was very nice and would stay there again. This looks like a family campground that has a running creek that kids can get an inner tube and safely float the creek. Its for young children and water is about 2' deep. - johnmackxx
Jul 2015 - $50.00
I cannot say enough good things about this fantastic place. A gorgeous family-run campground with tons of activities for children and families. Friendly, helpful staff. Depending on your preference, you could have a wooded, private site or park in a well-maintained grassy field closer to other campers. The bathrooms were immaculate. The putt-putt course was well maintained and new looking. They offered a safe, modern playground, a basketball court, horseshoes, ladder ball, etc. My children were so excited by the shallow float path set up on the stream that flows through the campground. We also enjoyed exploring the lovely hiking trail off the back of the campground. We also appreciated the fun, organized activities such as "Halloween in July" and "Candybar Bingo." I could see us coming back here again and again. - Family0HappyCampers
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is a very nice KOA located next to a river. Gravel roads and pad with lots of grass. Escort to site and help backing into site. Everything you would expect at a good KOA. Nice shade. Path to the river. On Saturday Night they were sold out and alot of tenters which produced slow and intermittent wi-fi and lots of campfires. Between the road noise and the campfire smoke we had to sleep with the windows closed and AC on a beautiful night in New Hampshire. - lyzzards
Oct 2015 - $45.00
This is a lovely small park situated alongside of The Ammonoosuc River. The sites are level with roads and sites compacted gravel. Good sized grass areas between sites with picnic table and fire ring. Plenty of space to accommodate our 36ft 5th wheel and tow truck and big rigs. It is an ideal location for visiting the delightful town of Littleton and shops and the beautiful White Mountain area. Cable TV and excellent Wifi play area and pool. It is also alongside of route 302 which didn't bother us at all, it is busy during the day but quiet at night. This is a very good KOA, we are finding it hard to find them recently so a refreshing change. We certainly recommend. - Harris England
Aug 2014 - $70.00
What you expect from a KOA. Staff was especially attentive and keep a very clean campground. Park adjacent to river, which is great for wading/fishing/tubing. Camp store could use a wider variety of items. We would definitely stay here again. - McNamara's Band
Jul 2016 - $18.00
OK for those with a self-contained unit, would not stay there otherwise.
Weeknight rate is PA of $17.50, Friday and Saturday rates are $35. Sites are lovely, heavily treed (careful with those slides) and very quiet at night. Most sites are spacious but some sites are eroded and need levelers. Other reviewers have commented on the bathrooms, nothing has changed. Washers and dryer are outside the bathrooms, under an overhang and exposed to the weather. One washer had a large spider web over the coin insert, the dryer was unplugged. No OTA channels but Verizon worked fine.
Exit road had major rain ruts that would cause issues for many RV's. Hubby U-turned our Class A to exit out the "entrance" road.
Really nice folks at the office but we probably won't be back. - Mom_of_Two
Sep 2015 - $18.00
Price reflects PA discount. Previous reviews amply describe this rustic park. The owner was very helpful but not very conscientious about campground upkeep. The gravel roads have deep potholes and the single washer and dryer are exposed to the weather and didn't look functional. Both bathroom doors have large screen openings, providing limited privacy. Our full hook ups worked fine, but the forest canopy was too dense for AT&T reception and the only place to get WiFi is apparently beside the office. However, there's a very nice library just a few miles away in Bethlehem with free WiFi. On the positive site, this park is reasonably priced for PA members and close to some beautiful country. - Camera Buff
Sep 2014 - $15.00
Campground is in the small village of Bethlehem, NH, great base for touring the White Mountains area. Check-in went fast & easy, owner was friendly & helpful with directions, to attractions & place to shop & eat. Ice & Firewood available on site. Interior roads are dirt, and all sites are fully wooded. Ours was a pull thru with full hook-ups, un-level with a lot of rocks & tree roots, which I guess you can expect when you camp in the woods. With FHU's we didn't use the bathrooms or showers, so I can't comment on them. There are a number of permanents, but nice separation with the trees. We got quite a few TV channels on the OTA batwing antenna, not sure satellite would be an option in the woods. Our rate was with Passport America, if in this area again we would stay here. - bukhrn
Aug 2016 - $41.00
Was here with a group of 4 rigs. New owner. A lot of work has been done.
Nice pool and playground. Very wide sites. Cable TV with the networks in High Definition. Good, fast, 6.7 Mbps, wi-fi. 1 hour per day free. Small charge for additional hours. In 3 full days, I never got cut off. What some have posted as "seasonal" are actually people that live one to two hours away and they come in with their kids for the weekend. We arrived at noon Sunday and of the 3 semi-permanent by us, only one was in use. The gravel road is only 1/2 mile and they age keeping it graded and it was wider than I expected.
CONS: No Verizon phone service, but good Verizon data card service. Satellite service limited. Best sites for satellite service are; W2-W9 and 83-86. Sites down the hill can be tight for larger rigs. (9-80)
The gravel road is only 1/2 mile and they age keeping it graded and it was wider than I expected.
We would stay here again. If the pictures I will try to post show up, you can see how wide the sites are and what the playground looks like. - johnwadams
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Shower had no hot water. Showers are a quarter for six minutes...of really cold water. Other campers' personal items all over the place, from underwear to opened bottles of shampoo. Just not enough attention to the bathrooms on a regular basis. Campsite had a picnic table so old it was rotten and all green. Ground so hard you bent the metal tent pegs to put tent up. Most of the campground is wooded, very tall old pines, and most of it on a slope. Old worn out bumpy roads going in. Office area and playground areas were fine. - FishingMan1
Aug 2013 - $42.00
A very well managed park. The owners are extremely helpful with any problem. Restrooms and showers are spotless. Sites are very large, wooded and private unless you want one of the open sites near the office. Access is a bit tedious on a narrow winding roadway leading to a long dirt road access to the campground. Interior roads can pitch up and down sharply in keeping with the mountainous terrain, but are well maintained and easily accessible by even a very large rig as long as you do it slowly. We camped there for two weeks. - RVRovers
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Level front to rear an issue. Back in grass site up hill to rear. To level had one front wheel off ground. Tight turns out of campground. - Casy
Jun 2016 - $43.00
Previous posts are on point. Good location, large, level, shady sites with easy hookups. Cable worked well. Staff efficient and helpful. Wi-Fi only worked (work being a relative term) at office and wasn't worth the effort even though they provide a desk. Other posts grumbled about the interior roads. These grumbles were well deserved. I did manage with a 33 ft class A without difficulty. I would stay here again for the location and site benefits. - plove
Sep 2015 - $42.00
Good points: Nice size sites. Woodsy. Most have good privacy. Ours was carved out of a hill and required extra wood planks for the levelers to get level. Very nice staff. Cable TV worked well with lots of stations, but very few HD channels.
Bad points: WiFi only works very close to office. No WiFi at our site and Verizon wasnt reliable. We travel for months at a time and since we have to take care of our affairs over the Internet and research future destinations, I never give high ratings to campgrounds with sub standard WiFi. Roads are VERY narrow, overgrown in areas, very dusty, and areas with ruts. Your vehicles will be very dusty. Sandy RV parking area - levelers sunk into sand overnight. Unlevel- required wood planks under levelers. Other campgrounds more convenient to attractions. Nothing much nearby. Typically traveled 20-25 miles to see attractions in White Mountains.
If none of my issues are important to you, it really is a nice campground; I enjoyed it except for above issues. We have a 40' motorhome and stayed 4 nights. I would prefer to not stay longer than 2 nights due to WiFi. Our site 168 had really unpleasent afternoon sun and we did not want to be outside until after 6:30. - motorboater
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Loved this place. WES and cable. Open pull-through a bit small side yard but ok. Convenient to all the mountains have to offer. Satellite reception was great. Very friendly people. Will be back. - User2989
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Great campground with top-notch service in Twin Mountains, NH. We made reservations at the last minute for July 4th weekend and even though they couldn't accommodate us for Friday and Saturday night, they did offer a dry-camping site in a field within the camp and didn't even charge us. The sites are gravel with grass in between but the are pretty tight. Full sewer, electric and water on each site. Analog cable TV was good and WiFi was excellent (even when we dry camped in the field). Laundry offers 2 washers and 2 dryers and was clean. Highly recommend this park and truly appreciate the owners focus on customers. - fruffiii
Sep 2014 - $36.00
This is a great park for a launching pad for sight seeing in the White Mountains. We wanted an open site so we could use our satellite dish. It worked perfectly. Other campgrounds in the area could not guarantee access as they had too many trees. One of the other campgrounds referred us here and it worked great for us. WiFi service was good. It went out one day and the owners took immediate action and had it fixed same day. Plenty of space to walk pets. Level, spacious pull thru sites. Friendly staff. We stayed a week as they offer a free day with weekly stay. - Seeitall
Jul 2016 - $40.00
This is an older, woodsy, low key campground by a river, ideally located for visiting Mount Washington for the cog railway and a short drive to Franconia State Park. It's on a busy main road but our site further in was quiet. The Wi-Fi signal was very strong, a refreshing and welcome change from so many campgrounds. When I realized a few days ahead that I had booked a 20-amp site by mistake, the owner immediately and graciously responded by email that it would be no problem to move us to a 30-amp.
Full payment by credit card was required when reserving our three-day stay, with the Good Sam discount applied online. (Note that there is a fee of at least $25 if you cancel after booking, which might be typical in any summer resort area.) I found the website a bit difficult to navigate in terms of reserving a specific site type and number for specific dates. Might be best to email or pick up the phone to reserve. - NC Writer
Oct 2015 - $42.00
Good Sam discount is available but as we stayed for 7 nights pay for 6 and one free was a better deal. This is a small rustic very quiet campground under new ownership. We give a perfect 10 for the friendly and helpful welcome. All grass sites which are a little bumpy, ours was a very good size easily accommodating the trailer and tow truck. There is a picnic table and fire ring. No cable and only one channel on antenna but the wifi was excellent. Pool and play area and lots of recycling which we love. It's not a problem for us as we have our own washer and dryer but no laundry facilities on site. It's a perfect location for visiting the White Mountains. We certainly recommend. - Harris England
Sep 2015 - $44.00
Owner is very nice and helped us with any questions we had.
We arrived mid week and it was not busy. Pretty quiet. Started to get more people coming in on Friday. Liked it so much putting a deposit down for longer stay next year. Excellent time relaxing!! - HappyCamper67
Aug 2015 - $35.00
This campground is mostly seasonal campers. The staff is nice and welcoming. This campground is in need of some TLC and updating. The showers are fiberglass and walled with painted OSB as are the restrooms. They were clean but dated. There are no lights in the laundry room. The site was good having trees/foliage etc. separating the sites. Some tree trimming would be in order. The WiFi was spotty at best Sometimes we got it, other times not. Seems to be a bandwidth problem). Forget TV reception, one station at best. We also paid an additional $10.00 per day for 2 additional adults. State taxes are also high. Still, a pleasant experience. - DXRFLYER
Jun 2012 - $32.00
Super clean bathrooms, good showers but you do have to pay. Many seasonals but very nice owners and welcoming to transients. Very shady, well kept sites, though could use gravel or mulch. Dirt can be a problem in wet weather, especially with dogs. Note - they take cash or checks only. - Gizzym
Jul 2008 - $35.00
Clean but tight campground. Bathrooms and showers clean but there was a seasonal tent resident who treated the bathroom as her own, ie: coffee maker, toiletries, clothes hanging to dry. Our GPS gave us the wrong guidance and we called numerous times during the day for directions but there was no answer. The owner told us she was probably out cleaning bathrooms. - Bryce or bust