White Mountain National Forest Camping & Hikes

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White Mountain National Forest Camping Reservations

Make your White Mountain National Forest Camping Reservations:

SUGARLOAF 2 CAMPGROUND – Sugarloaf 2 is a scenic, remote camping area in the northwoods of New Hampshire. The White Mountains boast pristine forests, clear mountain streams and rivers and the tallest peaks in the Northeast.

COVERED BRIDGE – Covered Bridge camping area is located in a thick forest along one of the most scenic drives in New Hampshire. This facility provides access to the heart of White Mountain National Forest and its many recreation opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing and sightseeing.

WHITE LEDGE CAMPGROUND – White Ledge camping area is conveniently located off State Route 16, 5 miles south of the town of Conway, New Hampshire. It is a relatively small facility and provides easy access to town amenities and activities as well as superb scenic driving, hiking, fishing and rock climbing.

DOLLY COPP – Located 6 miles south of Gorham, New Hampshire at the base of New England’s tallest peak, the historic Dolly Copp camping area is a large facility that accommodates a range of campers and provides access to some of the most popular hikes in the White Mountains.

BASIN CAMPGROUND – Basin camping area is located in a rustic, remote part of White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, about 15 miles north of Fryeburg, Maine. It is a small facility with access to hiking and mountain biking trails and proximity to a small pond for fishing and canoeing.

COLD RIVER – Cold River camping area is located in a rustic, remote part of White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, about 15 miles north of Fryeburg, Maine. It is a small facility with access to hiking and mountain biking trails and proximity to a small pond for fishing and canoeing.

HASTINGS CAMPGROUND – Hastings camping area is located on Route 113 near the shore of Evans Brook in western Maine. It is situated in a rustic and remote part of White Mountain National Forest, not far from the towns of Gilead Me and Gorham, New Hampshire. Activities include fishing, hiking and mountain biking.

SUGARLOAF 1 CAMPGROUND – Sugarloaf 1 is a quiet, remote getaway in the northwoods of New Hampshire. Located near the western base of Mount Washington and 3 miles east of the small town of Twin Mountain, the camping area is minutes away from hiking, mountain biking, scenic driving, fishing and sightseeing opportunities.

CAMPTON CAMPGROUND – Campton camping area is a large and accommodating facility near the southern edge of White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. With many kid-friendly activities nearby such as hiking and nature programs, the camping area is especially popular with families. It is convenient to U.S. Highway 93, which travels through the middle of the state, and is just two hours from Boston.

WATERVILLE CAMPGROUND – Waterville camping area is a popular home base for hikers who want to explore the southern White Mountains, including the scenic Pemigewasset Wilderness. The tremendous choice of local attractions and the proximity to outdoor recreation opportunities – fishing, swimming, hiking and whitewater paddling to name a few – bring campers back to Waterville again and again.

OSCEOLA VISTA CAMPGROUND – Osceola Vista is a popular spot for group camping and is located near a host of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and golfing. Just minutes away, hiking enthusiasts will find the Sandwich Range Wilderness and 80 miles of the White Mountain National Forest’s prime hiking trails.

BLACK MOUNTAIN CABIN – Black Mountain Backcountry Cabin was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and sits on what was once pasture land. The cabin was renovated in 1992, though its original character was maintained. The surrounding pasture was cleared as well to provide the scenic views that guests enjoy today.

DOUBLEHEAD CABIN – Guests at Doublehead Backcountry Cabin can expect to see other cross country skiers and snowshoers on the Doublehead Ski Trail. Hikers will find a trail that leads to the south peak of Doublehead Mountain.

RADEKE CABIN – Radeke Cabin once served as a summer camp for School of Forestry students at the University of New Hampshire until the mid 1960s. It was purchased by the Forest Service in 1969.

DOLLY COPP PICNIC PAVILION – Located along the Peabody River in the heart of the White Mountains, the Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion is a wonderful location for a family reunion, wedding reception, or any large group gathering.

RUSSELL POND CAMPGROUND – Off the beaten path, Russell Pond camping area is nestled into the hillside overlooking Russell Pond, a popular boating and fishing site (due in part to regular fish stocking by the State Fish and Game Department). The 84 campsites accommodate most any camping desires from tent camping to large RVs.

White Mountain National Forest Hikes

Maine Hiking Trails

Albany Notch Hike

Appalachia Hike

Burnt Mill Brook Hike

Caribou East Hike

Centennial Hike

Chandler Brook Hike

Daniel Webster Hike

E Royce / Spruce Hill Hike

Great Gulf Link Hike

Great Gulf Wilderness Hike

Hastings Hike

Haystack Notch East / Miles Notch South Hike

Imp Hike

Imp Shelter

Lowes Path Hike

Madison Gulf / Old Jackson Road North Hike

Mill Brook Hike

Mt Cabot Cabin

Nelson Crag Hike

Nineteen Mile Brook Hike

Pinkham Notch Hike

Rattle River Hike

Roost North Hike

Roost South Hike

Shelburne North Hike

Starr King Hike

Stony Brook Hike

Townline Brook Hike

Unknown Pond North Hike

Unknown Pond South Hike

Unknown Pond Tentsite

Valley Way Tentsite

Wamsutta Hike

Shelburne South Hike

West Milan South Hike

Wheeler Brook East Hike

Wheeler Brook West Hike

Wild River / Basin Hike

York Pond East Hike

Algonquin Hike

Ammonoosuc Ravine Hike

More Maine Recreation Areas | White Mountain National Forest

The White Mountain National Forest provides recreation activities for everyone. Visit one of our recreation links to start planning your trip.  For accessible recreation opportunities view one of the guides below.  For more detailed information, feel free to contact us.

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