Can you camp on the Kancamagus?

If you are interested in camping on the Kancamagus and staying the night, there are many campsites to choose from. Most of the campsites are on a first come first serve basis and cost $22/night for the first vehicle and $5 for the second.

Can I camp anywhere in the White Mountain National Forest?

Dispersed Camping Areas Located on the northern part of the forest in New Hampshire and western Maine, the District offers a variety of recreational opportunities.

Can you camp anywhere in the woods in New Hampshire?

There are backcountry camping guidelines in place to protect you and the wilds of New Hampshire. You can’t just go pitch a tent and roast some hotdogs anywhere in the woods. In most cases, you have to be at least 200 feet from a trail, trailhead, road or body of water.

Do you need bear spray in the White Mountains?

Backpackers camping off-trail in the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) are encouraged to carry a bear canister.

Is dispersed camping allowed in White Mountain National Forest?

White Mountain National Forest is one of only two New England National Forests (the other is Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont). This area allows for dispersed camping in established sites 200 feet away from water sources, trails, and developed campgrounds.

Should you hang a bear canister?

Generally, you should keep your food in a bear canister, or hang it using the counterbalance method. Hard-sided canisters are the most effective way to protect your food. They’re the best choice for most of the trail.

Are there bears in White Mountain?

Bear canisters are available to rent for free at all of our Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers. See a guide on how to pack a bear canister. Coolers, food scraps, and backpacks left unattended are snack invitations to a hungry black bear.

Is dispersed camping allowed in New Hampshire?

Dispersed camping (undeveloped camping, without amenities) is an option in some areas in New Hampshire, including the White Mountain National Forest and some areas along the Appalachian Trail. Over 160 miles of the trail passes through New Hampshire.

Where can I camp on the Kancamagus Highway?

Jigger Johnson Campground is the only campground on the Kancamagus Highway that has showers, which are coin operated. Camp sites accept tents or trailers, some sites are tent only.

Is there a campground in Hancock NH?

Hancock Campground has 56 wooded sites. This campground is open year-round, with no services in the winter months. Reservations not accepted. All sites first-come, first-served. Exit 31 off Interstate 93. This campground is located on Kancamagus Highway (Route 112); 5 miles East of Lincoln, NH. This campground has accessible sites.

Where is the closest campground to Lincoln NH?

Hancock Campground is on the West side of the Kancamagus Highway, 5 miles east of Lincoln NH. Hancock Campground offers 56 camp sites. 35 of these sites are suitable for Rv’s. Hancock Campground is open year-round.

Where is covered bridge campground in Conway NH?

Covered Bridge Campground is on the East side of the Kancamagus Highway, 6 miles west of Conway NH. Covered Bridge Campground offers 49 camp sites. Coordinates are: N44° 00.220 | W071° 14.094 Covered Bridge Campground is the only campground on the Kancamagus Highway that allows reservations.