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Northwood, New Hampshire

Saddleback Campground

Northwood, New Hampshire



Northwood, New Hampshire
Phone: (603) 942-7285

Sites: 20
Recent Rate: $17 7/2016

Latitude: 43.1817572816371
Longitude: -71.1798191070557

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • 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) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 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 no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • 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 yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small park arranged around a small spring fed pond. The pond is stocked with trout and a fishing license isn't required. There also is a sand beach area and a nice adult area with seating and a fireplace adjacent to the pond. New owners had taken possession the week before we were here. everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. We were guided to our site and they helped us get settled in. Few sites have sewers. Good water and power (50 amp) at our site. The campsite had a picnic table and fire ring and was reasonably level. Not much chance of getting satellite TV because of the trees but there is a good selection of over the air TV. They have free WiFi which works well. Verizon service is 2 bar 4G. The maneuvering room is a little tight. We were only here for a day but easily could see returning to spend a week or two. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

another pleasant stay at Saddleback. Hosts could not have been nicer, site was great and the campground was very quiet mid week. This is our "go to" quick get-away from Manchester for a little R&R, never disappoints. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

I gave this campground a low review because of the overall attitude of the owners as well as the campground in general. This is by no means a high end campground. Very basic. Most sites don't have 50amp or sewer. We wondered why there where so many empty seasonal sites and we were told by other seasonal's that the owner had thrown several of them out at one time. While people were quick to add that at least one of them was a trouble maker the others were all well liked by fellow campers. We did get the feeling that other seasonal campers planned on leaving once the season was over. This is not a place I could recommend. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
pond
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

The owners of this campground were so nice and helpful. They made sure their guests were taken care of. It is an older campground where people there seem to have stayed many years. There is a little lake that is keep clean. The park is maintained well and decorated with a fun style. There are bullfrogs to listen to at night. Overall, it is very peaceful and a good transition park for travel in other directions. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Beautiful places to go for scenery.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Although this is a pretty campground it ends there. Pond water is dirty. Playground is just OK. No 50amp or sewer unless your seasonal. Twice in the four days we were there the owner had altercations with two different campers. Not very professional. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This has to be the friendliest park we have ever stayed in. The owners work very hard to make everyone feel wanted. Our impression was that most of the folks camping there were mostly long term, but everyone was friendly.

The rate (Passport America) was very reasonable. The only drawback is that there are no sewers. Since we stayed at Site #1, which is right across from the dump station, we just ran our macerator hose across the street when our tanks got full. They will pump out your tanks every two weeks, but I am not sure who can go that long.

The showers and bathrooms were right across the street. They were small but clean.

The official quiet hours are 10 PM to 8 AM, but people started stirring and making noise around 7 AM or earlier most days, and I heard car door slamming around 6:30AM once or twice.

The campsites pretty much all surround the frog pond, which is nice to look at but those frogs are sure noisy at night. We just let a floor fan run all night to mask the outside sounds.

We will definitely be back. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first visit to this campground. The pre-trip arrangements were easy-peasy. Our site was just right for us and two small dogs and our stay was quiet and relaxing. Oh, and the weather was nice. And the PA rate can't be beat. Mid-week so things were quiet but the with the small park size I think the weekends may be "user-friendly." It is near to us and is a great little get away and we WILL be back, we've already booked our site. Thanks to the friendly owners for a nice stay. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The shade trees are very tall and make a nice rustling sound. Restroom/showers are single unit unisex with indoor carpeting. They manage to keep them clean partly because it's a small campground. Very comfortable and peaceful place. The Wi-Fi was a nice surprise, and owner was fantastic, working with me before and during our stay. I had timing and weather concerns. A major storm blew through. Site drained nicely and nothing came down on us. Staff worked all day the next day re-grading the drive. Being part seasonal/transient they're not geared for big activities every weekend, but sounds like they do a nice job on ones they do have. Convenient to Northwood groceries and a few restaurants. A Caesar salad and house pizza from Cooperhill was great. We also required an engine check-light diagnosis from the Northwood Garage. They were friendly and honest. The lake is more like a pond. The nearby state park has a great trail around their lake. I wouldn't say Saddleback is not kid friendly, but it's not meant to fulfill every kid activity /fantasy. There are places within an hour for that. We had only pet children with us. I'd stay here again. For the cost and quality of camping services, an easy 10. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful frog and fish lake where you can catch and release both. Nets provided for frog catching. Swimming in lake ok. Lovely sites. Adult area around fire pit with chairs lake side. Owners are pleasant and very good at running this great place. I came back a second time, because I grew up next to a frog pond and loved to hear them at night. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The last reviewer was very accurate. It is a clean and pretty campground but it sort of ends there. There are no regularly scheduled activities. While there is a playground it is old and rather unkept. Very little for kids to do. They advertise swimming in the pond but after looking at the water quality I would not let any kids of mine go in it. All in all a good place for a night or two if you don't need sewer or 50 amps. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is operated by a very conscientious owner team and is situated in a setting that has fantastic possibilities. I fault myself, however, for not checking rating sources other than RV Parks Review prior to arrival. Saddleback is a nice little campground which has been miss-categorized by other reviewers IMHO. Or, the reviews posted here on RV Parks Review I read prior to making my reservation were not made by actual camping customers. I smell a tiny bit of self-serving when this campground is given a 10 by anyone and wonder where else they have camped as a comparison. The campground has approximately 20 sites, 11 of which were occupied by permanent residents. Of the remaining sites only one had 50 AMP service, and none have sewer service ( mobile dump service available). The pond swimming and frog catching activities for children and adults (nets are provided for catch and release), is very back to nature and a healthy change of pace if one is accustomed to a pristine swimming pool. Our view outside the front of our motor home of the pond was fantastic. However, there was a pile of gravel just outside our entry door, and the view out the driver’s side was of a season’s worth of piled up leaves. With a great deal more infrastructure work the park has great potential but perhaps would then have to increase their rates above the very reasonable price we paid. On the Saturday prior to July 4th, the owners thrilled our grandkids with a noisy, brilliant fireworks display over the pond……a nice touch! A short ride and grocery and gas were available as well as steamed-to-order fresh lobster at Wal-Mart. Within an hour, the Maine coast and all of its attractions are fun to explore. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have reported, this is a beautiful gem, with unique and lovely owners. We felt genuinely welcome to their little piece of heaven, after a long day at Camping World. They even signed us up for Passport America, which saved half the camping fee! And the town in and around Northwood is breathtaking! You're close to many activities. Love it and will return. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Price is Passport America. Very nice little campground with pond in the middle and bullfrogs croaking. Their Wi-Fi worked very good inside our RV. Too many trees for our rooftop dish. Sprint cell phone worked OK. The staff was very helpful when we entered the campground giving directions between buildings to site. She also suggested a route to avoid incoming NASCAR race traffic. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our third year camping here. It is such a gem. The owners go out of their way to make sure all of your needs are met. Great location if you have kids between the ages of 4-12. The pond is stocked with fish & frogs, and there is a nice little beach and playground. Great loop for riding bikes, and you can see your kids from all times from most sites. Pet friendly and unbelievable quiet during quiet hours. We will be going back during Labor Day weekend. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We experienced the most personal hospitality here of any campground in our four years' of full-timing from the owner. She gave us all the time that we wanted at check-in to talk about local activities and then came to our motor home at different times during our four-day stay to (1) warn of imminent bad weather, (2) keep us informed on the status of electrical service repairs being made outside of the park, and (3) along with her daughter and daughter-in-law to personally teach us the intricacies of eating fresh whole lobster after telling us during check-in about local groceries who boiled them free. The sites within the park are arranged in a random plan around the lake in the center that creates a very spacious, non-crowded feel. Will definitely return here when in the area again. The rate noted is the average of Passport America nights and non-PA nights. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Motorhome.

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