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SUGARLOAF 1 CAMPGROUND, NH

part ofWhite Mountain National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

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 campground is minutes away from hiking, mountain biking, scenic driving, fishing and sightseeing opportunities.

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 facility sits along the banks of the cold, cascading Ammonoosuc River. Thick hardwood and pine forests fill the landscape.

White Mountain National 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 within its boundaries.

Recreation:

Hiking is one of the biggest draws to the campground. The 6,288-ft. Mount Washington, New England's highest peak, is just minutes away.

Access to the wild Ammonoosuc River is easy for campers wishing to fish for brook trout or wade in its cool waters during warmer summer months.

The campground is in close proximity to Bretton Woods ski resort and the upscale Mount Washington Hotel.

Learn more about recreation in the national forest.

Facilities:

The campground is in a rustic setting. Campsites are well spaced around a single loop. Accessible restrooms and a hand pump for water are provided. There is no dump station, and the nearest showers are 10 miles away.

Nearby Attractions:

The small town of Twin Mountain has a general store, gas station and restaurants.

Numerous hiking trails, mountain biking trails and rock climbing routes are within a short drive of the campground, including the well-known Appalachian Trail.

The Cog Railway provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for visitors to ascend the western side of Mount Washington by train.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Tables
  • River Access
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Because of its potential to carry invasive insects that destroys forests, absolutely no firewood is allowed from outside of New Hampshire or Maine; Leave firewood at home, use local sources and burn it on-site: More information
  • Must bring confirmation to campground; must post confirmation letter and reservation information in fee envelope upon check-in
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • Maximum two vehicles per site
  • Campsite fee includes parking for one vehicle; second vehicle fee of $5 per night will be collected upon arrival
  • No switching sites upon arrival li>Visitors should be prepared for rugged trails and changing weather: Hike Safe
  • 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
  • White Mountain National Forest website
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.26028, -71.50472
44°15'37"N, 71°30'17"W

From Twin Mountain, New Hampshire: Take State Highway 302 east for 3 miles. Turn right on Zealand Road and go 0.5 miles south to the campground.

From North Conway, New Hampshire: Travel on State Highway 302 north for approximately 33.5 miles. After passing the Mount Washington Hotel and Bretton Woods ski resort, look for Zealand Road on your left. Turn left on Zealand Road and go 0.5 miles south to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SUGARLOAF 1 CAMPGROUND
WHITE MOUNTAIN
NH

Phone Number:

Information: (603)536-6100
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