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OSCEOLA VISTA CAMPGROUND, NH

Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Osceola Vista is a popular spot for group camping and is located near a host of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and golfing.

Just minutes away, hiking enthusiasts will find the Sandwich Range Wilderness and 80 miles of the White Mountain National Forest's prime hiking trails.

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 lies amidst northern hardwood forests, giving campsites a mix of sun and shade. The area is surrounded by mountains and close to the Mad and Winnipesaukee Rivers.

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:

Entrances to the Greeley Ponds National Scenic Area and Sandwich Range Wilderness are minutes away, much to the delight of hikers. Also convenient are two above tree-line hikes within eight minutes of the campground.

Just a few miles away at Campton Campground, curious campers can attend evening educational programs. Those who need a break from the woods can visit the resort down the road.

Learn more about recreation in the national forest.

Facilities:

This small campground features large open sites designed for bigger than average camping parties and large organized groups (up to 30 or 60 people per site). A mix of group, standard and tent-only sites are organized around a single loop. Showers are available 10 minutes away at Campton Campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is located in close proximity to Waterville Valley Resort, which offers nightlife, summer concert tours, restaurants, horseback riding, canoeing, mountain bike rentals and shops.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • General Store
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
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
  • 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):
43.96778, -71.51583
43°58'4"N, 71°30'57"W

Take Highway 93 in New Hampshire to exit 28. Travel east on Highway 49 to Tripoli Road for 10 miles, and turn left onto Tripoli Road. Pass the Waterville Campground entrance sign, continue for 1.5 miles and bear right at the Mt. Tecumseh sign. Continue 1.6 miles to the Osceola Vista entrance on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

OSCEOLA VISTA CAMPGROUND
WHITE MOUNTAIN
NH

Phone Number:

Information: (603)536-6100
Phone Pemigewasset Ranger District for More Information: Information: (603) 536-6100