39 RV 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
Sep 2017 - $45.00
We returned to Fransted but left the trailer at home. We love the look of the sites along the river so much that we wanted to tent camp to use the sites. It was my wife's first time in a tent and the weekend was a success. The sites are plenty big enough for your tent, parking and anything else you need. The fire pit was a nice distance from the tent and truck. This campground is beautiful and it is so quiet that we just heard the river day and night, a great sound to fall asleep to. We camped with our sons and our daughter was able to visit during the day. We generally do not use the bathrooms but we found the bathhouse and showers to be very clean and bug free which was nice. As I have said in the past, the owners are great and run a nice, clean quiet campground which is just what we are always looking for. We find Fransted to be very relaxing and know we have nothing to worry about when we are there. We so look forward to our return next year. - Happy Camper X2
Jul 2017 - $48.00
Agree with all prior write-ups. Our stay was over a week so we had an opportunity to watch as the sites were raked and groomed to get ready for the next guest. All common grounds well landscaped and clean. Lots of activities for families. Strong utilities and wi-fi. SAT unusable due to trees but excellent cable w/ digital channels. Friendly hosts happy to help with hiking advice, which is great because there is a lot of wonderful hiking nearby, some of it right out the door following the river that passes thru the campground. Easy access from I-93 and a security gate to clear just past the office. Well stocked mini store on site with reasonable prices. Limited number of 50A sites so check ahead. This campground oozes ownership pride and attention to details. We will be back. - ex777driver
Jul 2017 - $51.00
This campground is one of the best family oriented campgrounds I have visited, for the following reasons. The hookups all work and are placed well. The site is leveled and gravel is raked between uses. Showers and restrooms are clean and you can see staff making multiple daily rounds to check them. Rules are reasonable and make for a pleasant experience. On the Saturday we were there, they had wagon rides, games, and ice cream socials. Tent sites had a good layer of mulch and were very private and nicely placed. The only thing I could say needed attention is that the roads could use a fresh layer of gravel...they are muddy and pool water after rain. Other than that, this family campground was as good as it gets. We did have good Verizon signal, wifi supplied by the campground worked well but intermittently. We were able to get Directv but they also had cable hookup available at the site if we had needed it. - Pinkflamingo71
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
Aug 2017 - $18.00
Nothing much has changed. There are still potholes that fill up with water. It was very quiet. No one but tenters came in the 3 days we were there. Rustic sites that are for the most part level. I backed out into the entrance road that had some erosion from rain storms. This is my third trip there spread out over 10 years and it hasn't changed much except for the new office. - mrracechaser
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
Jun 2017 - $49.00
Made a last minute decision to get away for a couple of days and was able to get in here on short notice. We found the park staff and owners extremely helpful and friendly. The park itself is very well maintained and they seem to keep up with it well enough. The park was easy to maneuver our 38 foot motorhome and toad with no problem. Very close to downtown Littleton and all it's nice shops and restaurants. Handy to hiking and recreation in Twin Mountain, Mount Washington and Bretton Woods areas. Overall a good experience and we would return. - bgbassman
Oct 2016 - $19.00
We stayed here a month. We were going to stay another month but we found a place closer to work so we moved one week after paying. We had no contract saying how long we were staying. When we left we only got $100 refund,so it basically costed $495 to stay one week. Their reasoning was that we said we would be in NH 3 months.
Don't pay by the month cause if you have to leave early you aren't going to get much of a refund. - Roger king
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
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
Aug 2017 - $36.00
Basic mom and pop operation, clean and neat, easy in and out. Lots to see and do in the area. Power and water pressure were very good. Friendly fellow camper. - ragsland
Aug 2017 - $36.00
Open field behind motor lodge cabins. FHU's (30A) on fairly level gravel sites. Their wifi quality increases as number of occupied sites decreases, otherwise if near full it is terrible. Long drives for all sightseeing as well as groceries/necessities (normal grocery store, Walmart, etc.) Staff is very friendly but forgot to furnish me with the check-in sheet & wifi code. Not much to do at the campground, there is a clean pool, play area for kids, and clubhouse with TV, books, tables and lounging furniture. I never did locate any bath/showers, but there is a laundry facility. - rvrrat520
Aug 2017 - $36.00
We paid $36 per night for a 30 amp FHU pull thru site with cable and wifi. The utilities are somewhat dated, but everything work ok. The sites here are all very level and are layed out like a bunch of Y's. You drive up the middle and then pull into the left side or right side, 9 sites on each side. Odd numbered sites are on the left, even number on the right. Both sides end up facing into the woods for some added privicy. The road loops around all of the sites making getting in and out very easy here. The cable lineup was pretty much a basic lineup, but has networks from the Portland, ME area and Burlington VT / Plattsburgh, NY areas. The wifi was incredibly slow, I first connected at 1 Mbps and gave up. The best speed I was able to get was 5.5 Mbps very early in the am. Our Verizon broadband and cell phones were good. Overall a nice place to base your visit to the mountains from. - Bob and Inga
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
Jul 2017 - $38.00
Owners very accommodating - converted our site to a 30amp before we arrived; spacious sites, lovely setting, quiet, clean, near what we wanted to see. WiFi and cable can be sketchy, but, hey, maybe that is a good thing sometimes !! - Barbara Aileen
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