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RV Camping and Campgrounds In New Hampshire

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.

Private RV Parks And Campgrounds

  • Private RV Parks - Research tool for finding the best private RV parks and campgrounds in New Hampshire.

Federal RV Camping

  • US Forest Service - USFS camping information about the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Limited dispersed camping as well as numerous developed campgrounds ideal for dry RV camping.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers - USACE/COE information about Corps lakes and campgrounds in New Hampshire.

State RV Camping

Campground Reservations

  • Camping Reservations - Make your campground reservation at New Hampshire State and Federal campgrounds and have your campsite waiting for you when you arrive.

New Hampshire RV Dump Stations

New Hampshire Public Campgrounds

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.

ALLENSTOWN Allenstown RV Camping Location Map
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.

LINCOLN Lincoln RV Camping Location Map
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.

GORHAM Gorham RV Camping Location Map
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.

TWIN MOUNTAIN Twin Mountain RV Camping Location Map
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.

WASHINGTON Washington RV Camping Location Map
RV camping is available at Pillsbury State Park. There are 41 primitive campsites, two accessable by canoe only. Click here for more RV camping information.

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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.

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Free Overnight RV Parking Ideas

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.

  • Truck Stops - Asking permission is usually not a requirement Be considerate of the big rigs!
  • Walmart - Not all stores allow overnight RV parking in New Hampshire due to city ordinances. Check store for policy.
  • Nightclubs - Had one too many or just pretending?
  • Grain Elevators - Ask where you can park your RV out of the way for the night.
  • Fraternal Organizations - VFW, Elks etc. may allow members free overnight RV camping.
  • Cemetery - Sounds creepy to us, but we've also heard they may have water available.
  • Fairgrounds - State and County facilities may allow RV camping when not otherwise in use.
  • Parks - City, County, State, and Community parks often have free RV camping.
  • Churches - You can almost make "reservations" by calling ahead for permission.
  • Hotel Parking Lots - Assuming a nightclub/bar is inside, had one too many or just pretending?
  • Truck Terminals - Parking areas for large trucks might allow you free RV camping permission.
  • RV Dealers - Pretty brave to us, but you could fit right in.
  • Cracker Barrel - These nationwide restaurants usually allow free overnight RV parking.
  • Movie Theaters - Too tired to drive home after the late show?
  • Highway Rest Areas - All rest areas allow a few hours of free RV parking, but noisy.
  • Drive In Movies - Got a small RV, park in the back row and enjoy the show. Fell asleep by accident right?
  • Vehicle Repair Shops - Need to see the repairman first thing in the morning?
  • Big Box Retailers - Kmart, Best Buy, Sams Club often allow free RV camping.
  • Roadside Parks & Picnic Areas - The early day version of the rest area.

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.