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.
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.
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
Osceola Vista Campground/Group Campground
Russell Pond Campground
Sugarloaf I Campground
Sugarloaf II 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.
Blackberry Crossing Campground
Cold River Campground
Covered Bridge Campground
Jigger Johnson Campground
White Ledge Campground