RV Camping - All The Comforts Away From Home
RV camping in New Hampshire offers a wide range of great destinations. From historic locations to the deep woods, there's a great variety of private and public RV parks and campgrounds located throughout the state. New Hampshire state parks feature hookup RV campsites, while the White Mountain National Forest offers a more rustic camping experience. New Hampshire has several large privately owned camping areas offering rustic to full hookup RV camping as well.
RV camping in New Hampshire is great for RVers looking for varied outdoor experiences. US Forest Service and New Hampshire State Parks offer great public campgrounds ideal for RV camping. There are county and city parks with camping available, so you should have no trouble finding a great public campground for your next New Hampshire camping trip.
The following are only a few examples of the great public campgrounds available in New Hampshire.
Bear Brook State Park has 101 non hookup campsites for tent and RV camping. The largest developed New Hampshire state park has over 40 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian use, as well as swimming and fishing. RV dump station available.
RV camping is available at the US Forest Service Hancock Campground. 35 of the 56 campsites at this first come first serve campground are suitable for RV camping. Biking, hiking, and fishing are popular activities.
The popular Dolly Copp Campground offers a wide range of outdoor activities. An extensive non commercial web site has been established to provide current information as well as preserve the history of this campground and has some great photos of early day RV camping. Much more information available here.
RV camping is available at the US Forest Service Zealand Campground. First come first serve primitive campground located 2 miles east of Twin Mountain on Rt. 302. There are 11 campsites with vault toilets.
USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.
NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.
USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.
BLM (Bureau of Land Management) - Located throughout the western USA, BLM managed lands offer great camping locations. Developed campgrounds, and almost unlimited dispersed camping opportunites await you.
Here's a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking location in New Hampshire. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don't ask permission, you end up "sneaking" into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.
Be smart and Be Safe...Ask Permission.
As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in New Hampshire. If you are not asking permission, it's best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don't use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.