New Hampshire may be small in size but it’s big on fun and natural resources, making it a great New England Vacation for the RVer. So what do you do in New Hampshire and where should you stay? Discover the top five RV parks, grounds, and campsites in the Granite State.
Umbagog Lake State Park: Cambridge
Umbagog Lake State Park was only acquired in 1998 but has quickly become a popular camping and RVing destination.
The facilities and amenities aren’t five stars, but perfectly suitable to enjoy the park and surrounding area. There are 27 sites with water and electric hookups available and the park is home to bathhouses, restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat dock, a camp store and more.
The pride of Umbagog Lake State Park is, of course, Umbagog Lake, rated as one of the top five kayaking destinations in all of New England by the Boston Globe. You can also fish, swim or just relax on the park’s sandy shore. There is also some great hiking in and near the park, I suggest driving the half hour to Dixville Notch for some of the best views in New Hampshire.
Hampton Beach State Park: Hampton
New Hampshire only has 13 miles of coastline but you can enjoy the majority of it at Hampton Beach State Park. 28 sites on the Hampton River offer electric, water and sewer hookups. And no issues with worrying about the water quality as it has been rated five stars by the National Resources Defense Council.
There are multiple bathhouses and restrooms as well as a camp store. Other services like dining and groceries are available within a short walking distance.
This park has gotten rave reviews from multiple sources due to its beaches and scenery. You can fish, kayak, canoe or boat out into the Atlantic Ocean or while away your hours relaxing on the ridiculously clean beach.
The park also has a playground and amphitheater to host live music and other events. Try to get there in September for Hampton’s Seafood Festival. If you want a bit more wildlife, take a short trip north to the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area.
Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort: Freedom
Danforth Bay offers camping all year round between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort backs up the claim of calling itself a resort. They have more than 300 sites available with more than 100 of them able to accommodate the biggest of rigs. You have your choice of 20/30/50 amp hookups with water, sewer, cable and Wi-Fi access. Nine bathhouses, a 24-hour laundry facility, two beaches, four playgrounds, a camp store and boat launch are just a few of the great amenities you can expect when choosing Danforth Bay.
At Danforth, you are perfectly situated to enjoy all the fun and serene beauty of the Mt. Washington Valley, during the summer you can hike, bike or fish around the area, or even take on the 6,288 Mt. Washington Summit or explore the New Hampshire Audubon Sanctuary. There is also fun offered in winter as King Pine Ski Area and Purity Ski Spring Resort are close and open, use these areas to inner tube, ski, snowboard or snowmobile in.
Chocorua Camping Village KOA: Chocorua
Chocorua Camping Village is a perfectly quiet and fun camping destination for the whole family. Chocorua has all the amenities and facilities you’ve come to know from KOAs. Every RV site comes with 30/50 amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV, Wi-Fi as well as a fire ring and picnic table. Super sites are even outfitted with a Weber gas grill. There are two shower and laundry facilities along with a recreational hall, fenced dog park, and a tax free camp store.
It’s easy to find fun at the park whether it's renting watercraft for Chocorua’s lake, playing ping pong in the rec hall or horseshoes on the beach. This KOA also offers tons of family friendly planned activities and events. Outside of the park you can begin your adventure in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire, take a ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad or try your hiking skills on Mount Chocorua, the “Matterhorn” of the White Mountains.
Fransted Family Campground: Franconia
This New Hampshire gem of a park routinely draws visitors to explore the beautiful New England landscape and Franconia Notch State Park. There are a few choices to camp around Franconia but our number one choice for RVers is Fransted Family Campground. Fransted will take care of your facility and amenity needs with 30/50 amp electrical, water and sewer hookups along with cable TV and Wi-Fi access. Updated bathhouses and laundry facilities keep you clean while a camp store, propane refill and recreation field round out the facilities.
Fransted is located in one of the most picturesque areas in all of New England, just minutes from the White Mountains and popular Franconia Notch State Park. You can take the Cannon Aerial Tramway to the peaks of the White Mountains, explore the Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, or just take a scenic stroll around the landscape. Franconia is loaded with fun.