COLD RIVER, NH

Cold River Campground is located in a rustic, remote part of White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, about 15 miles north of Fryeburg, Maine. It is a small facility with access to hiking and mountain biking trails and proximity to a small pond for fishing and canoeing. ...
Status: Open through Mon Oct 13 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Must bring confirmation to campground; must post confirmation letter and reservation information in fee envelope upon check-in
  • No switching sites upon arrival
  • 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
  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
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COLD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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COLD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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COLD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 30
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COLD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 40 Back-In
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COLD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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COLD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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COLD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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COLD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 35 Back-In
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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 8 Accessible 35 Back-In
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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Cold River Campground is located in a rustic, remote part of White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, about 15 miles north of Fryeburg, Maine. It is a small facility with access to hiking and mountain biking trails and proximity to a small pond for fishing and canoeing.

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 is in a pleasant mixed hardwood and pine forest, a short distance from Evans Brook and the 23-acre Basin Pond.

The 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 in the White Mountains.

Recreation:

The 4.5-mile Basin Trail leaves from nearby Basin Campground. Numerous other hiking and mountain biking trails lie within a short drive, including those in the Caribou Speckled Mountain Wilderness.

Trout fishing is available in Basin Pond. The pond's calm waters are also ideal for canoeing.

Learn more about recreation in the national forest.

Facilities:

Cold River is a small facility with campsites organized around one loop. Accessible restrooms and a hand pump for water are provided. Picnic areas are nearby. There are no showers or a dump station.

Nearby Attractions:

The towns of Fryeburg, Gilead and Stow, Maine have groceries, restaurants, gas and other conveniences.

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

The area 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.

Booking Window
Tue Jul 29 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Mon Oct 13 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Oct 13 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.26444, -71.01333
44°15'52"N, 71°0'48"W

From Fryeburg, Maine, take Highway 113 north 15 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

COLD RIVER
WHITE MOUNTAIN
  NH 

Phone Number:

Information:  (603)447-2166
Phone Saco Ranger District for More Information: Information: (603) 447-5448

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