WATERVILLE CAMPGROUND, NH

Waterville Campground is a popular home base for hikers who want to explore the southern White Mountains, including the scenic Pemigewasset Wilderness. The tremendous choice of local attractions and the proximity to outdoor recreation opportunities - fishing, swimming, hiking ...
Status: Open through Mon Oct 13 2014   Season Dates

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  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
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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

Waterville Campground is a popular home base for hikers who want to explore the southern White Mountains, including the scenic Pemigewasset Wilderness.

The tremendous choice of local attractions and the proximity to outdoor recreation opportunities - fishing, swimming, hiking and whitewater paddling to name a few - bring campers back to Waterville again and again.

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 sits in a thick forest of northern hardwood trees, adjacent to the Mad River and surrounded by mountains.

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:

Hikers are drawn to the many trails in the area. Campers can easily access the Drakes Brook Trail (4.4 miles) and Sandwich Trail (3.9 miles), which form a loop that begins and ends near the campground.

Water sports include fishing and kayaking. Anglers can cast a line for brook trout in the Mad River. A bit farther away is the Winnipesaukee River, which has a great 2.1-mile category I-II section of whitewater.

Other activities such as summer concerts, a swimming area, golf course and the Gunstock ski resort are close by.

Learn more about recreation in the national forest.

Facilities:

A mix of standard and tent-only sites are well-spaced around a single loop. The facility provides the basic amenities of restrooms and drinking water. Many other amenities such as showers and laundry facilities are within a short drive.

Nearby Attractions:

Campers may want to take an afternoon to visit Gilford Beach, Dixon Point and Sandwich Beach, all near Waterville Campground.

The facility is also close to Waterville Valley Resort, which offers night life, summer concert tours, restaurants, horseback riding, canoeing, mountain bike rentals and shops.

The White Mountains region hosts four alpine and five nordic ski areas, which provide year-round recreation opportunities.

Booking Window
Wed Aug 27 2014 - Mon Feb 23 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
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Pay Phone
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mountain Biking
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Swimming
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 23 2014 -
Oct 13 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $18.00
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):
43.94194, -71.50917
43°56'31"N, 71°30'33"W

From Highway 93, take exit 28. Follow Highway 49 east for 10 miles, then turn left on Tripoli Road. The campground is 0.25 miles on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WATERVILLE CAMPGROUND
WHITE MOUNTAIN
  NH 

Phone Number:

Information:  (603)536-6100
Additional Information