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hikerfast
07-06-2007, 09:30 AM
I want to take my brother and 2 nieces backpacking this weekend. Does anybody know how to find out availability or reserve a campsite 3 miles out from Lincoln woods.

Bobby
07-06-2007, 09:36 AM
The Franconia campsite in on the Pemi East Side trail, and I believe are first-come-first-serve. You do have to get a permit at the Lincoln Woods Ranger station for Franconia Falls. IIRC, there are stepping stones across the river near the campsite, but would be difficult if the water is high.

MadRiver
07-06-2007, 09:43 AM
It's first come, first serve. Just pick up a pass from the ranger at Lincoln Woods Ranger Station.

hikerfast
07-06-2007, 09:50 AM
sounds like fourth of july weekend, it might well be full. i wonder if you can go 200 feet off the trail and camp there if it is

David Metsky
07-06-2007, 10:01 AM
Between Lincoln Woods and Franconia Falls you must be 1/4 mile from the river to camp.

http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain//recreation/camping/backcountry_rules_2006-07.pdf

-dave-

hikerfast
07-06-2007, 10:22 AM
thanks Dave...
he just emailed about it raining..maybe we should just take the kids up Huntington Ravine.
actually something like Willard might be nice

MadRiver
07-06-2007, 10:23 AM
A friend and I stayed at 13 falls on Tursday night and we were the only ones there except for the caretaker and one couple. This 4th is strange since no one knows which is the holiday weekend.

sweeper
07-07-2007, 06:21 PM
Hey HF

IF, 13 falls is filled, (and a great side trip if it isn't), there's an another set of about a 1/2 dozen falls above the 13 on the FB tr., about a 1/2 mile or so up. The Brk bows out to the west and where it comes back to the trial is the top of the set of falls.
There are places that have been camped in there, but not sure if the restriction applies.

Fbtr. Falls (http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g179/sweeper54/FB%20Falls/)

kjbjette
08-31-2007, 09:09 AM
You do have to get a permit at the Lincoln Woods Ranger station for Franconia Falls.


You no longer need a permit to go to the falls! :D Watch out the water is cold.