New Hampshire Campgrounds
New Hampshire is an ideal camping destination, offering natural beauty, endless activities, and a centralized New England location. Swim in one of the state’s numerous lakes and rivers, or take a dip in the ocean along the beautiful New Hampshire coast. Enjoy tax-free shopping, explore a museum, or just relax by a campfire and delight in a beautiful view of the stars.
Finding a New Hampshire Campground is Easy
Let the New Hampshire Campground Owners’ Association help you find a campground, or download a copy of the 2014 New Hampshire Camping Guide, with everything you need to know about camping in the Granite State, including campground listings and camping tips.
New Hampshire’s Seven Regions
With seven unique regions, there is something for everyone in New Hampshire and all are easily accessible from most campgrounds.
Visit the northern regions of the Great North Woods or the White Mountains, best known for their mountainous peaks, hiking trails, and “Ride the Wild” – over a 1000 miles of ATV Trails. The White Mountains region also plays host to an abundance of tax-free outlet shopping.
The Lakes Region is best known for its water access, including the state’s largest body of water, Lake Winnipesaukee. Take a lake cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington or enjoy swimming in one of the over 270 lakes the region has to offer!
This region also plays host the annual Laconia Motorcycle Week in June as well as two Nascar Sprint Car races in July and September in at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Outlet shopping at the Tanger Outlets Tilton is another great way to spend the day.
To the west, the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee and the Monadnock regions have picturesque small towns with New England charm.
From the scenic shoreline of Lake Sunapee, and the annual League of New Hampshire Craftsman Fair in August, to the majesty of Mount Monadnock, known as one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world, and the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival, these regions are a must-visit.
For access to larger cities, the South Central and Seacoast regions have some of the state’s best restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife.
Visit the Historic Amoskeag Mills in Manchester, the New Hampshire State House in Concord, or take in a Fisher Cat’s Minor League Baseball game in Manchester. You can also spend the day at the new Merrimack Premium Outlets in Merrimack featuring upscale outlet shopping.
The Seacoast region is home to New Hampshire’s beaches and offers so many exciting ways to spend your day. Hampton and Rye offer wonderful, sandy beaches perfect for enjoying the day at the seashore. A cruise through the Isles of Shoals or a whale watching trip offer breathtaking views of the coast.
Spend the day in Portsmouth window shopping through downtown, deciding which of the wonderful restaurants to have lunch or dinner, touring historic Strawberry Banke, and finishing your adventure with an outdoor concert at Prescott Park – there’s no better way to spend a summer day in New Hampshire.
There is Always Something Happening
Deciding where to go and what to do first in New Hampshire may pose the biggest challenge. From outdoor and water activities to fairs, historical and family attractions, sporting events, and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, there is always something happening in New Hampshire no matter the season.
Don’t let New Hampshire’s small size fool you; there is a lot to do here!
New Hampshire’s Many Camping Options
If you’re in New Hampshire just to relax and getaway, there are plenty of places to do that, too. With its mix of rural areas and larger cities and towns, New Hampshire campgrounds offer friendly hosts, clean facilities, and a variety of accommodations, from private campgrounds and state parks to larger facilities with a variety of amenities.
Camp and Make Memories, or Seek Adventure
There are many benefits to camping in New Hampshire. Families can spend time together enjoying the outdoors, roasting marshmallows and sitting around the campfire. This is where memories are made.
Camping offers an escape from the stresses and fast pace of everyday routines, giving campers the opportunity to relax.
There is plenty of action for the active camper. Canoe or kayak down the rapids of a nearby river. Hike to the top of a mountain for endless views. Hunt for bugs, frogs, or moose. Check out an adventure park for water slides, alpine slides, go-karts, ropes course, zip lines, or gondola rides.
However you choose to spend your time, New Hampshire campgrounds are right nearby.
Getting to New Hampshire
New Hampshire’s close proximity to many New England cities, including Boston, Providence, and Hartford, make getting here an easy trip for a weekend or longer. Major highways, like Interstate 93, 293, and 89 make many locations easily accessible.
Visit the New Hampshire Campground Owners’ Association website for more information about camping in New Hampshire.