8.7 Excellent
     
Swanzey, New Hampshire

Ashuelot River Campground

Swanzey, New Hampshire


152 Pine St
Swanzey, New Hampshire 03446
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 70
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.8793453
Longitude: -72.3254321

Elevation: 481' (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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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12 Reviews

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The host, could be the nicest we have ever encountered!!!!! Big spaces with lots of room. No cable but who needs it in this setting. WIFI only at the office but they have a room for you to do your work in. All hook ups worked great!! We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The rail trails are a blast on foot or bike. Lots of stuff to do in the park!!!! Keene is the place to hang out, shop and eat, Main street was great!!!

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

I love this campground!!! The owners are very friendly and work so hard to maintain their campground!! In addition to being the cleanest campground I've ever been to, the location was perfect for me. The Ashuelot River surrounds the campground for kayaking, canoeing and swimming. The adjacent forest is beautiful and it abuts the best rail trail that leads you right into Keene, NH. Great for walking, running, or biking! Overall it is just the best and I'm looking forward to my week stay in July!!! We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. There are new places for larger rigs and you park on grass. Easy to get to if you follow directions. Sunny area to park in and nice walk to the river. Office staff was great - friendly. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

The owner, Chuck, was super friendly and helpful. Provided information for attractions to see in the area. The park was spacious, very clean, and quiet. Plenty of room to maneuver any size trailer or Class A. Very reasonable laundry ($2 for wash and $1 for dryer). If you like exploring covered bridges, this is a place to stay, with six in the near-by areas. We spent a week here and would come back in a heart-beat. Great place to stay. Our site did not have sewer, but Chuck does have a honey-pot that he will be happy to service your unit. We wanted a fire on one evening, and good ole Chuck delivered a nice stack of wood to our campsite. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Riverside Pullthru
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of fresh vegetable stands and little shops to pick up fresh veggies. Two nice sized grocery stores within 2 miles and a Walmart about 5 miles. City of Keene is 5 miles away with almost any type of fast food and normal shopping areas.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park on a huge acreage of lawn surrounded by huge trees, right next to a river.

We have been to dozens of RV parks in the last couple of months and hundreds over the past 30 years, and this is a new favorite. What sets this park apart?

Two things: one, the owners don't just put out a bunch of fliers about local places to visit. When we were checked in, the owner found out what we specifically like to do and offered advice that fit our preferences. Second, this RV park has an off-leash, non-fenced area way off on the side of the park (away from sites) which was perfect for our 3 large dogs to stretch their legs. The owners actually tell you about that, too.

There is some highway noise nearby, but it was insignificant and not noticeable. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The little towns around here have historical societies with museums, great docents, lots of thrift shops, a walking tour of this town is a mile or so away, etc. There's plenty to do right nearby.

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very well maintained campground. The owner is very friendly and makes it a point to remember your name. Every time he saw us he asked if everything was ok. The sites are level grass with plenty of room in between campers. The utilities worked fine. We had W/E/S, 50A. We could not get the WIFI signal at our site. We did go up to the office to use it though and it worked fine. This is a very family friendly campground. They rent kayaks/canoes/etc. and will shuttle you up the river to launch or you can launch right in the campground. The river runs right next to the campground and the there is a very nice rail trail that you can access from a trail right out of the park. I really wanted to rate this park a 10, but the real negative to this park is the road noise. You can't even see the road as the river and trees are in between, but the road noise is pretty loud. We would definitely stay here again. They are planning to add more W/E/S sites, which will be nice. There was no shade at the FHU sites, but trees are planted so it is just a matter of time before they are shaded. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The rail trail was very nice.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Right on the river in a small New England town. Don't let the drive in scare you, keep going. Campground was beautifully maintained with large freshly mown grass pads, the dogs lounged in comfort. Water pressure was low which meant switching on the pump to shower but that's the only minor negative. Dump station conveniently located at the exit, but had electric and water at the site. Overall a great quiet place to relax that we stopped at by chance. Very convenient to Keene NH which had a good food Co-op. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Keene is where they filmed bits of Jumanji.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Very casual and laid back campground.Under new management from what I understand.New owner tries to make things easy for campers but may be slightly upfront if you didn't hear or understand something he said. RV sites were in the open field with lots of sunshine. Sites were set up intelligently with 15,30 and 50amp services. Water of course also.Nice lazy river flows next to campground where my dog could go swimming.I believe there was a game room for kids and the office did have some supplies if you forgot or ran out of something.There was no swimming pool.There was some trails in the woods you could walk on. I would consider camping here again. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Keene very close to drive into.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

There are 7 sites with w/e/s and 12 sites with w/e and the rest are excellent tent sites. There is one cabin and a second being restored. A small game room as well as a playground for small children is available. The campground is well groomed and well kept. There is fishing and canoeing/kayaking on the Ashuelot River. It is a very quiet campground and well managed. There is a lot to see and do nearby, from theater to stock car racing. Nearby is the city of Keene and Keene State College, lots of stores and eateries. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Very Happy. This campground is very quiet. No activities this time of year but rec hall with some games and jungle gym for kids. Really, better campground for singles and those w/out kids. Nice, big spaces. Full hookup sites are a little smaller. 1 bath house was clean. Very friendly owners who help where needed. Nice and close to local cities w/beautiful site seeing spots. Check out Pumpkin Festival this time of year. pumkinfestival.org Close to fairgrounds which bus you into the festival. Festival was awesome. Food was incredible and very inexpensive. Gotta see this during the day and at night. Loved the campground and the quietness. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

A simple campground, no frills, just your quiet, beautiful campground. If you are looking for activities to fill your children's day this probably isn't the place. They have a small playground and arcade but no organized activities. This is the type of campground we are drawn to, no golf carts flying around, small and very friendly staff. I would not hesitate to go back to this little gem! We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Stargate: Memorial Day weekend, our third voyage since we brought the girl home. Ashuelot River Campground in Southwestern New Hampshire. Year, 2007, the 24-28 day of May. The best of times was having a rental car (thank you, thank you) so we could get off the campground to see all of the beautiful things Southern New Hampshire and Southern VT has to offer. (We stayed near Keene, NH). The worst of times: put your seat belts on and get ready for the trek of your life. The campground from ___. On arrival we were escorted to a claimed 70 site campground (actually only held about 25 sites). We were the lucky recipient of site number 70 which was 100 feet from the office, 80 feet from the owner’s residence, and 3 feet from the men’s room/dump station. The escort was very interesting, as I think the owner just wanted to check us out. When we finally arrived at site 70 (the voyage was long and hard), we ask the owner if another site was available (we reserved at least 1 – 1 ½ months ago) as we had two dogs (told them on the phone at reservation time) and thought there would be too much commotion 3 feet from the men’s room. Needless to say, we became the welcoming wagon for everyone who stayed at this campground from ___. Which by the way, everyone else who stayed has a similar story to tell. During our set up, the owners watched our every move, considering we were in their backyard. As the other guests arrived, the owners escorted them to their sites (helping everyone who didn’t want help). They proceeded to patrol the campground (about 20 sites full, 5 vacant) two, maybe three times a day. Security at its best? We asked if there was another site in which they said no (of course). We continued to set up, got the ‘GO Pens’ out, dogs settled in. The wife of the owner must have come home from work (Thursday night) when she approached us and said that the dogs need to be leashed at all times, including in their pens. I said WHAT (?), and decided to do nothing but yes ma’am, yes sir them. We decided that we needed to find a way to make the best of the situation when the bugs from ___ came out. Bad, really bad, mutant mosquitoes, immune to everything (we have bug bites on top of bug bites). Funny how all the bugs were gone once we drove off the campground. The campground claims to be on a river (which it is), however; the banks were all overgrown, the water was full of bugs and debris, had a single path access and a 4-8 foot drop to the water. No swimming, which wasn’t mentioned on the phone. We were worried to even have the dogs go in it. By the way, we don’t want campgrounds with a lot of amenities, but at least be true to your advertising, which also pictured a beautiful, charming covered bridge and crystal clean river. Three feet from the men’s/ladies room (of course we had the men’s room side). We heard every defecation, every fart, and even more then I care to tell you. In addition, the septic smelled horrid at times. Imagine trying to restrain yourself from saying God bless you when a guy sneezed from the men’s room? And you would think that the least they could do is cut the grass before the holiday weekend. Can you believe this place? I over heard the owners talking here and there with other visitors and shook my head saying this is not going to last, they are not going to make it. And the rec room (nice and huge), but all they had was scant motion detector lighting. What a great way to stay in shape (had to keep moving around to keep the lights on), which didn’t even allow you to see the huge bug that was about to bite you not to mention being able to play a game. Their camp store had 3-4 varieties of candies (and lots of it), and that’s it! Nothing else. How smart are they! To think that we actually had to pay prime $ to camp in someone’s back yard. No TV reception at all either. Not like we could stay outside to enjoy the fire or anything (mutant bugs!) Speaking of fire. For 4-6 pieces of kindling firewood they charged $4. We brought our own (because we could, as allowed), but had this terrible feeling that they thought we were stealing it from the pile behind the men’s room! When we pulled out, the owner stopped us, and thanked us for cleaning up the site so well (and after the dogs) on our departure. All I can say is: Thank you for the rental car and “Murder She Wrote” series DVD and a great sense of humor. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Motorhome.

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