Camping in the White Mountains.

Campground Camping

The White Mountain National Forest offers a variety of camping experiences: from family-friendly developed campgrounds, to popular backcountry sites, to the solitude of a Wilderness setting.

Campground Reservations

Visitors who wish to make a reservation for a campground on the White Mountain National Forest must reserve their site(s) on Recreation.gov.

Please note the following:

  • All reservations must be arranged on Recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777, the National Recreation Reservation Service.
  • Reservations can not be made by calling the forest.
  • First-come, first-served campgrounds are truly first-come, first-served. The forest does not manage a site availability list.
  • All reservations require a minimum of 7-day advance reservation. Less than 7 days? Availability is based on first-come, first-served sites where available.

Campground Camping Areas

Androscoggin Ranger District
Located on the northern part of the forest in New Hampshire and western Maine, the District offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Challenge yourself
in the Presidential Range including Tuckerman Ravine or the Great Gulf Wilderness; enjoy the beauty of the area at places like Glen Ellis Falls; get away fromit all along Scenic Route 113 or in the Wild River and Caribou-Speckled Wildernesses. Recreational opportunities abound: hiking, camping, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing (alpine, cross country, and backcountry), snowmobiling, snowshoeing and much more.

Barnes Field Group Campground
Crocker Pond Campground
Dolly Copp Campground
Hastings Campground
Wild River Campground

 

Pemigewasset Ranger District
Located on the western portion of the Forest, the District offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Bisected by Interstate 93, you can jump off at exit 28 and escape up to Waterville Valley or push on
a little further to exit 32 and relish the day traveling through the mountains on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway; challenge yourself at the world renowned Rumney
Rocks Rock Climbing Area; seek renewal in the large and remote Pemigewasset Wilderness; brag about the one that got away at Russell Pond. Recreational
opportunities seem limitless: hiking, camping, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing (alpine, cross country, and backcountry), snowmobiling, snowshoeing and much more.

Big Rock Campground
Campton Campground
Hancock Campground
Osceola Vista Campground/Group Campground
Russell Pond Campground
Sugarloaf I Campground
Sugarloaf II Campground
Waterville Campground
Wildwood Campground
Zealand Campground

 

Saco Ranger District
Located on the south eastern part of the forest, the District offers a variety of different recreational opportunities. Journey across the Kancamagus Scenic Byway; experience the famous Mt Chocorua area; find solitude in the Presidential Range-Dry River or Sandwich Wildernesses; or discover the beauty along Scenic Route 113. Recreational opportunities
are endless: hiking, camping, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing (alpine, cross country, and backcountry), snowmobiling, snowshoeing and much more.
Basin Campground
Blackberry Crossing Campground
Cold River Campground
Covered Bridge Campground
Jigger Johnson Campground
Passaconaway Campground
White Ledge Campground

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