RUSSELL-COLBATH BARN, NH

Located along the Swift River and the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, the Russell-Colbath Barn is located at the Russell-Colbath Historic site. It is available for reservation and is ideal for family gatherings, weddings or other community events. The Russell-Colbath Barn offers a unique...
Status: Open through Mon Oct 13 2014   Season Dates

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  • On Saturdays between July 4 and Labor Day the barn is available for reservations between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. only.

  • A barn key, instructions, and parking passes for the site are to be picked up at the Saco Ranger Station in Conway, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. the day of the reservation. Coordinating with the Ranger Station to obtain these items, and to make other arrangements, is required (see highway address and phone info below)

  • This unheated timber frame barn includes a generator, bathrooms, lighting, 75 chairs and two tables. Additional supplies brought on-site are to be removed at the end of the reservation.

  • Alcohol is not permitted at the site.

  • Amplified music is not permitted.

  • Pets must be on a leash.

  • Parking is for about 15-20 vehicles.

  • The facility should be left clean with all refuse removed.
    • 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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    Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Overview

    Overview

    Located along the Swift River and the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, the Russell-Colbath Barn is located at the Russell-Colbath Historic site. It is available for reservation and is ideal for family gatherings, weddings or other community events. The Russell-Colbath Barn offers a unique opportunity for small or large group gatherings in a rustic setting.

    Natural Features:

    The "Barn" shares the site with visitors to the historic Russell-Colbath House. It is near the Swift River, and is surrounded by mature forest and a mowed clearing

    Recreation:

    The Swift River and the accessible Rail to Trail hiking trail are accessed from this location. Several other hiking trails are located nearby. Jigger Johnson Campground, with 76 campsites, is adjacent to this site. The historic Russell-Colbath House and cemetery are part of this site and provide a historical background to this nice setting.

    Facilities:

    The "Barn" will accommodate up to 120 people. There is no fireplace, kitchen, camping on site, or garbage containers. Two picnic tables, two fold-out indoor tables and 75 chairs are provided. Electricity is provided from an on-site generator.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Local attractions are the Rails to Trails interpretive trail on- site, the nearby Jigger Johnson and Passaconaway Campgrounds, Sabbaday Falls, several hiking trails, and further east, Lower Falls Picnic Area on the Swift River. Further destinations include Attitash Resort, Pinkham Notch, Mt. Washington Cog Railway and Auto Road, and other outdoor attractions.

    Booking Window
    Mon Sep 22 2014 - Sat Sep 19 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri May 16 2014 Mon Oct 13 2014
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Drinking Water
    • Accessible Flush Toilets
    • Accessible Parking
    • Accessible Picnic Areas
    • Accessible Picnic Shelters
    • Accessible Sites
    • Accessible Trails
    • Accessible Walkways
    • Birding
    • Cleaning Equipment
    • Day Use Area
    • Drinking Water
    • Electricity
    • Evening Programs
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Fireplace
    • Fishing
    • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
    • Historic Sites
    • Interpretive Trails
    • Parking Area
    • Paved Parking
    • Paved Roads
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Shelters
    • Shade
    • Tables
    • Tables & Chairs
    • Water
    • Water Access
    • Water Activities
    • Wildlife Viewing
    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:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    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 16 2014 -
    Oct 13 2014
    GROUP STANDARD AREA ELECTRIC $50.00

    *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):
    43.99556, -71.33722
    43°59'44"N, 71°20'14"W

    The Russell-Colbath Barn is located on the Kancamagus Highway (State Route 112), 12.5 miles west of Conway, New Hampshire. It is just west of Bear Notch Road, in the White Mountain National Forest. The Russell-Colbath Barn is approximately 18 miles east of Lincoln, NH on State Highway 112.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    RUSSELL-COLBATH BARN
    33 Kancamagus Highway
    Conway  NH  03818

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (603)447-5448