White Mountain National Forest
Big Rock Campground has 28 individual wooded sites, each with a picnic table, tent pad and turnout for parking. Eight sites share a common parking area, while most other sites have suitable parking space available for small trailers and motorhomes. Water, electrical and sewage connections are not provided. Campsites are available on a first-come, first serve basis and reservations.
Only 2 cars allowed to park on site; additional vehicles in overflow area.
This campground has first-come, first-served sites.
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.
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.orgfor more information.
* Allow no more than 8 people and 2 vehicles per site and keep all equipment (including tents, tables and motor vehicles) on the graveled area. This will minimize compaction, allow low vegetation to grow, and enhance privacy between sites.
* Build all fires in the ring provided. “Only YOU can prevent forest fires,” says Smoky Bear. This will eliminate unsightly charcoal spots that soil camping equipment and clothing.
* Observe quiet hours between 10 PM and 7 AM. Turn off audio devices during these times and play them at a reasonable volume at all other times. See the bulletin board for the rules about operating generators.
* Gather only dead and down firewood.
The name “Big Rock” was dervied from a large prominent rock which is visable shortly after entering the campground. Big Rock campground is a developed recreation area administered by the USDA Forest Service. A fee is charged for the use of this area and is collected through a self-service pay system. The campgrounds are conveniently located near Interstate 93 in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest on the scenic Kancamagus Highway.
1. East Branch Pemigewasset River
2. Upper Lady’s Bath
3. Kancamagus Highway
4. Otter Rocks
5. Greely Ponds Scenic Area
6. Franconia Falls
7. Black Pond
8. The Flume
9. Indian Head
10. The Basin
11. Franconia Notch
12. Cannon Mountain Tram
13. Lost River Road
14. Kinsman Notch
A variety of recreational opportunities exsist nearby which include; swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking, sight-seeing and pleasure driving.
For campground inquiries, please call: WMNF (603) 536-6100
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The campground is conveniently located off Exit 32 (the scenic Kancamagus Highway) from Interstate 93.