9.3 Excellent
Franconia, New Hampshire

Lafayette State Park Campground

Franconia, New Hampshire

2 Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia, New Hampshire 03580
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 97
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.143189073463
Longitude: -71.683056080185

Elevation: 1754' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed no
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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3 Reviews

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Lafayette State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 442
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 90

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Lafayette State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 442
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 90

Date of Stay: October, 2005 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Lafayette State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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