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    Place to get clean

    So I plan to be on my way back from the Twin Mtn area and in need of a place to clean up. Does anyone know of any pay showers on the way from Twin Mtn on Rt. 3 or 93 south back toward Manchester? Any tips on a swimming hole will work as well.Thanks
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    Since I live in the area I have no personal experience, but Lafayette Campground seems to have what you need:
    There are coin-operated showers and a camp store.

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    Those showers are adjacent to the check-in/general store building and are usually cleaner than the other shower buildings that is located within the campground.
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    Not on the way, but not far from Twin Mountain, the Crawford Depot building has pay showers. Warning: they close at 5, and you won't be able to use the shower at Shapleigh or the Highland Center.

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    I was going to suggest Maple Leaf Farm, but apparently, your question isn't what the topic led me to believe the question would be.

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    Just south of Lincoln take exit 31 (Tripoli Rd). At the bottom of the ramp take a quick right and then a quick left, which will put you on Route 175. Head south about a ľ mile and just before you cross the bridge over the Pemi river there is a dirt road on your left that leads to a parking lot. You can walk down to the river and get clean. It is an easy on and off.
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    showers

    Russell Pond Campground has coin op showers. 8 quarters will do the trick. bring shower shoes. As Mohamed stated the pemi is a good place to take a dunk. just don't use soap. In North Woodstock on route 3 go over the green bridge on Rt 175 near the fire station. go left immediatly after the bridge on the left is a great swimming hole.

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    How about the river???
    Don't use soap,(pollution), but you do come out clean regardless.
    You also feel very invigorated because the water is so cold.
    And it's loads of fun

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    Thumbs up Thanks!

    Very helpful tips guys
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    If you donít actually need to shower, but will be satisfied with washing your hands and face, you can do what I do ó use the wash room at the Route 93 rest area in (whatever town that is ó Franklin, maybe?). I carry a hand towel in with me so I donít have to try to dry myself with the hot air blowers.

    I also once used one of the menís rooms at the AMC Highland Center after Iíd bashed my knee but good and had some blood and dirt I wanted to clean up. Lucky for me, no one walked in on me while I had my leg up on the vanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond
    Lucky for me, no one walked in on me while I had my leg up on the vanity.
    OMG...you did that at the "Hilton"!
    They would have surely sent you down to the "river" if they caught you

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    Post hike cleanup

    A different thought: When hiking I often fill a solar shower (plastic bag with black bottom,hose and shower spout, about 20 bucks) and leave it on the rear deck. Upon return, I walk into the woods and throw the attached rope over a tree branch and take a truly wonderful woods shower, one of life's pleasures for sure.
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    showers are overrated...
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoshoovt
    A different thought: When hiking I often fill a solar shower (plastic bag with black bottom,hose and shower spout, about 20 bucks) and leave it on the rear deck. Upon return, I walk into the woods and throw the attached rope over a tree branch and take a truly wonderful woods shower, one of life's pleasures for sure.
    John
    Nice idea.

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    Dry River Campground, rt 302, just south of the Highland Center has pay showers
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