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Ashuelot River Campground

Swanzey, New Hampshire


152 Pine St
Swanzey, New Hampshire 03446
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Sites: 70
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.87935
Longitude: -72.32543

Elevation: 481' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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16 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This is a good location for big rigs. Good access, clean. Laundry facilities located in the barn with the game room. Equipment was working well. Restrooms were clean. Chuck and Laura helpful with local recommendations. We were camped in a large open area. There is also a wooded area if that is your preference as well as tents sites along the river. DH was able to wash the coach and car. We would stay here again. The location is very peaceful. Negatives: there is no over the air TV access because of the Campground location. The pad where we were parked had some gravel. Because of the rain, the ground became soft and our jacks and tires sunk into the ground. More and thicker layer of gravel would be great. Our coach sustained dings when weed whacking was being done when stones were thrown up. Not good customer care. Thus the "satisfactory"rating for customer service. WiFi is present around the office/game room building.

Be sure to follow the directions to the Campground from the website. The Rand McNally directions send one down a road that leads to a cover d bridge and 3 ton maximum. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
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
Tips for other Campers:

Dollar General and grocery store/meat market down the road on Hwy 10 are very convenient. Excellent meat. The food co-op in Keene is excellent. Be sure to stop at their deli. Yummy food.

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

You need to get across the river from route 10 to get to this campground that lies at the end of Pine Road. Even our motorhome GPS (that knows our size and weight) tried to direct us over a covered bridge with 3 ton and 8-foot limits. The best bet is to follow the campground website's directions or to follow the small green campground directional signs that point the way to the bridge over the river. When we arrived, we found an extremely wide-open and spacious facility run by exceptionally friendly hosts. Our site was full-hookup 50-amp and all utilities worked well. There is no WIFI at the sites, although it is available near the office. About a half mile up the road from the campground is an entry to the Ashuelot River Rail Trail that provides a relatively smooth bicycle riding surface into the town of Keene four miles away. You can connect there to another rail trail if you are looking for more distance. There is a decent restaurant just north of the campground on route 10 and many other choices in Keene. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
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: 130
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Well-kept large park with helpful owners. Site for all types, from tents in the trees, spots along the Ashuelot River, and open fields for dish TV folks. Available utilities vary but our full hookup worked well except when the whole town of West Swanzey went dark after a bad storm. Game room in the office building. Verizon signal was weak. WiFi available only near the office. Get arrival directions from the office - mapping programs will take you to RV-impassible covered bridges (there are 6 in the area). Good grocery stores and shopping north on State Road 10. The Ashuelot River runs slowly alongside the campground. Swimming is encouraged, and catchable fish are rumored to be upriver. Canoes and kayaks are available for a fee. Hiking in the Dickinson Memorial Forest begins at the rear of the Campground; use bug spray. The well-maintained packed dirt and gravel Ashuelot Rail Trail can be reached by paved roads for biking or by hiking through the forest; road with covered bridge is 3 miles north and the town of Keene is about 7 miles away. Trail to the south peters out to a mud path through unmowed grass. See the very knowledgeable campground owners for details about the many hiking places in the area. We camped at Ashuelot River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Angie's Pizzeria, a couple miles south on State Road 10, had pies made with fresh peppers and mushrooms. To the north, JimEddie's restaurant had a large smoker out front but baby back ribs without the pink meat associated with smoking. There are several shopping centers north and west of the SR 9/SR 10 intersection. Flights of local whiskies are offered at the New England Sweetwater Farm and Distillery, 8 miles south on Main Street in Winchester.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We loved our time here! Beautiful small park but convenient to town and activities. Playground and showers could use an upgrade but everything was clean. We would definitely stay here again. 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
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 16
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: 71
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 12

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: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 20
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: 131
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 26

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: 10
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: 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: 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: 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: 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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