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HASTINGS CAMPGROUND, ME

part ofWhite Mountain National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Hastings Campground 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 town of Gorham, New Hampshire. Activities include fishing, hiking and mountain biking.

The White Mountains boast pristine forests, clear mountain streams and rivers and the tallest peaks in the Northeast. The forest encompasses nearly 800,000 acres in New Hampshire and western Maine, and is one of the most popular in the country.

Natural Features:

The campground sits in a mixed hardwood forest at the base of Mt. Hastings and a short distance from Evans Brook and the Wild River. The forest is home to many species of northern wildlife, including moose, white-tailed deer and black bear. Almost 200 species of birds, including the rare Bicknell's Thrush, live in the White Mountains.

Recreation:

Within a short drive, campers can access numerous hiking trails of various levels, including a short, 2-mile trail that is great for families, as well as a more rigorous 9-mile trail on Mt. Hastings.

Fishing is available in nearby streams and rivers, and the famous Appalachian Trail is about a half-hour drive from the campground.

The area also hosts four alpine and five Nordic ski areas, which provide year-round recreation opportunities such as skiing, hiking, mountain biking, outdoor concerts, interpretive trails, special events and regional and national skiing and snowboarding races.

Learn more about recreation in the national forest.

Facilities:

Campsites are shaded and well-separated around a single loop. Accessible restrooms and a hand pump for water are provided within the facility. The campground also has a large, open play area for kids.

Nearby Attractions:

Campers enjoy a scenic day trip to the Presidential Range, which consists of the tallest mountains in the forest, including the 6,288-foot Mount Washington, the highest peak north of the Smoky Mountains and east of the Mississippi River.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Must bring confirmation to campground; post confirmation number and requested information on fee envelope
  • Maximum two vehicles per site
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available
  • Campsite fee includes parking for one vehicle; second vehicle fee of $5 per night
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside a hard-sided vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • Click here to learn more about the White Mountain National Forest
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.35194, -70.98417
44°21'7"N, 70°59'3"W

From Gilead, Maine, take Highway 113 south for 3 miles to campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HASTINGS CAMPGROUND
WHITE MOUNTAIN
  ME 

Phone Number:

Information:  (603)466-2713
Phone Androscoggin Ranger District for More Information: (603) 466-2713.

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