Northwood, New Hampshire

Saddleback Campground

Northwood, New Hampshire



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

Sites: 20
Recent Rate: $15 7/2015

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

15 Reviews

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

BlueBoy

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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dhaney1944

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

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.

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Clean Restrooms

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pugdad

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
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.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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arborvitaes

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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CAROL LINCOLN

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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OurBedAndBath

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

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $28.00
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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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PtM

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

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $16.00
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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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User2084

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $15.00
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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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big greg

Review Count: 135
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $15.00
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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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Fourkids

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $30.00
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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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RVTravelers222_Ed_G

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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Fourkids

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $30.00
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Clean, quiet, fun, relaxing. This is a great little campground. All the sites look over the pond, which is stocked with frogs and fish. If you have kids this place is a must. Restrooms very clean; owners take great pride in their facility and stop by occaisonally to make sure your needs are being met. This campground has a unique mix of guests who come in motorhomes, TTs, pop-ups, and tents. The best part is this place is super quiet from 10pm-8am. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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mcr1010

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

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $15.00
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We have camped here for the past three years for about a month each time and have enjoyed it very much. It is a family type campground with quiet setting. The owners are very friendly and helpful. They also keep a close watch on the grounds making sure everyone is having a good time in a safe way. There is a lake with a swimming area and lots of nets around the edges for the kids to catch frogs etc. There is a playground for kids also. Stores, RV supplies/repair service, gas stations and good eateries are nearby. Just ask the owners for recommendations. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Fourkids

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $30.00
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Clean, quiet, with very involved owners who constantly walk the property to make sure your every need is met. Great place for kids under the age of 12. Basketball, badminton, horseshoes, all included. Playground is nice, but could use some minor upgrades. Outstanding pond with fishing and tons of frogs that can be caught with campground supplied nets (no cost). You can also swim in the pond, however the swimming area is small (still fun for the kids though). Within 5 minutes of some nice swimming holes and 30 minutes of 2 beautiful state parks that have excellent hiking trails and swimming ponds. An absolute must visit if you enjoy peace and quiet without all the productions of most kid friendly campgrounds. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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nony0

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

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $30.00
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This is a very small, well run campground. We found the web site and decided to give them a try for the weekend. The owners were great people, very helpful and did all they could to make our stay there pleasant. The kids loved the pond and spent hours trying to catch big bull frogs. The playground was smallish but our five year old enjoyed it! The sites allocated for transient visitors were a bit small and close, but we had no one on either side of us. We could sit at our site and see the whole campground and watch the kids ride their bikes around the pond. The seasonals were very nice and sociable. This is not the place to go for major entertainment, golf carts and swimming pools. It was quiet and we could join in the activities as much or as little as we desired. We will definitely be going back to camp there again. We camped at Saddleback Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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