COVERED BRIDGE, NH

Covered Bridge Campground is located in a thick forest along one of the most scenic drives in New Hampshire. This facility provides access to the heart of White Mountain National Forest and its many recreation opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing and sightseeing. The quaint town ...

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Overview

Covered Bridge Campground is located in a thick forest along one of the most scenic drives in New Hampshire. This facility provides access to the heart of White Mountain National Forest and its many recreation opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing and sightseeing.

The quaint town of Conway is just 6 miles away and provides shops, restaurants and other conveniences.

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 nestled in an old hardwood forest near the Swift River. The 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 forest.

Recreation:

The adjacent Kancamagus Highway, referred to locally as "the Kanc," is a National Scenic Byway that offers some of the best fall foliage viewing in New England. The 26.5-mile road connects the towns of Lincoln to the west and Conway to the east, and takes about one hour to drive from end to end.

The cool, cascading Swift River is a great spot to wade or fish for brook trout during warm summer months.

The area is extremely popular for hiking. The 3-mile Boulder Loop Trail and a 0.5-mile nature trail can be accessed near the campground.

Learn more about recreation in the national forest.

Facilities:

The facility is organized into two loops. Accessible vault restrooms and a hand pump for water are provided. No showers or dump station are available.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby towns of Conway and North Conway offer tours, shopping, restaurants and many other amenities.

Within an hour drive, campers can access 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 White Mountains region hosts four alpine and five nordic ski areas, which provide year-round recreation opportunities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Scenic Drive
Know Before You Go
  • Vehicles 7'9" or taller are unable to pass through the covered bridge due to height restriction for bridge (see driving directions for alternate route)
  • No switching sites upon arrival
  • Must bring confirmation to campground; post confirmation number and requested information on fee envelope
  • Maximum two vehicles per site
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • Campsite fee includes parking for one vehicle; second vehicle fee of $5 per night will be collected upon arrival
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside a hard-sided vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • 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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

COVERED BRIDGE
WHITE MOUNTAIN
  NH 

Phone Number:

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