Campton Campground 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 campground 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.
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.
This is a large facility with many types of campsites that accommodate a variety of camping preferences. Despite its size, campsites are spaced well-apart. Restrooms, drinking water and hot showers (coin-operated) are provided.
Sites 33-58 are near the flush toilets.
Two pets per site
No switching sites upon arrival
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
Please Note: Site fee includes one RV with tow vehicle, tent sites include two vehicles. If space allows a third vehicle would be an additional fee paid at time of check in.
Reserved Sites will be held until check out time (NOON) the day following your arrival date. Sites must be occupied by the checkout time of that following day to hold a reservation or the site will be forfeited and released to other guests. Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Recreation.gov Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.
Refunds: Refund requests made through www.recreation.gov will be charged a $10 processing fee. This fee is retained by the reservation service contractor along with the non-refundable reservation fee. All requests for the return of the non-refundable reservation fee and the cancellation fee will be declined by the campground concessionaire as they did not receive these fees (these are the fees retained by the reservation contractor, a different entity).
Visitors should be prepared for rugged trails and changing weather: Hike SafeHike Safe
Click here to learn more about White Mountain National Forest website
The campground lies amidst a beautiful thick forest of white pine and northern hardwoods that provide plenty of shade. The 30-acre Campton Pond and Mad River are close by.
The White Mountains are 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 forest.
Families who need a break from the woods can explore miniature golf, a water sports park, train rides and gondolas in nearby towns.
The White Mountains region 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.
The area also contains 1,200 miles of hiking trails, including 160 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail.
Learn more about recreation in the national forest.
The White Mountains are a favorite among hikers. Many miles of hiking and mountain biking trails are within a short drive of the campground. Within the facility, nature programs are available on Saturday nights in July and August.
Anglers can cast a line for brook trout, pickerel, brown bullhead and yellow perch in the pond and river. No power boats are permitted on the pond.
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For campground inquiries, please call: 603-536-6100
From Highway 93 in central New Hampshire, take exit 28 and follow Highway 49 (Mad River Road) east for 2 miles.