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    Private campgrounds around Lafayette?

    Hello fellow hikers!

    I'm planning a ten day hiking stretch in the Whites mid-July. Lafayette National Campground is fully booked for the days I need.

    Would anyone know of a few private campgrounds in the Lafayette or Liberty/Flume at road level I can check into ?

    Thank's for your guidance


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    Hi Mimi!

    I don't know any specific sites but these locations might help you find something.

    Good Luck and have fun on your trip.
    Last edited by prino; 07-08-2008 at 01:18 PM.
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    I don't recall any other private or public campgrounds on the Franconia Notch Parkway (besides Lafayette). I found this one nearby:

    Fransted Campground

    Here is a map of the national forest campgrounds in the area (again none directly near Lafayette or Liberty/Flume).

    USFS Campground Map

    Good luck.
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    Here is another web page that lists most of the private campgrounds in the White Mountains.

    http://www.ucampnh.com/dir-wm.asp

    As others have said, nothing in Franconia Notch. We've stayed in a bunch of them, so PM us with any specific questions.

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    You can also try the link below. This provides access to some no-frills sites, but they're cheaper and you can reserve on-line:

    http://www.campsnh.com/waterville.htm

    Then this link provides access to private campgrounds:

    http://www.ucampnh.com/database/results.asp?

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    Another Suggestion

    In Twin Mountain, which is a very short drive to Franconia Notch, there is a KOA Campground that has won 2 awards for excellence. Click HERE for link.

    Wherever you end up, best wishes for happy hiking!!

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    Fransted is the best-known one in this area for a well-run campground.

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    Mimi,

    Down the road in Lincoln and North Woodstock there are private campgrounds. In Lincoln there is the Country Bumpkins. In North Woodstock there is Maple Haven and Lost River Valley Campground.

    The White Mountain National Forest has campgrounds that offer first come first serve spots. I like Russell Pond (16) and Hanckock (11) for tenting. Wildwood (22) wouldn't be too bad.


    There is also a KOA in Thornton, NH.

    I'm sure there are others.

    jod

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    And the winner is this one
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    Yeah, if anybody is in the area on the 19-20th, stop on by, we'll leave the light on for ya. I think we're in #9, as per a friend's recommendation.

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    Cold Spring Campground just south of the Notch was always our favorite for convenience and economy. Expect by now it may be under new management but it was always clean, welcoming and well maintained.

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    getting to Woodstock NH question.

    those coming from the SW, do you think it is better to take I-91 and then kind of head east using 25A and 118? from Fairlee, Orford or is it better just to go to I495 outside Boston and then just take I-93 north to Woodstock?

    I'll have all day sunday to get there....

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    cbcdc would know - he use to come up from southern CT all the time.

    I take 495 to rt 3 to 93.

    I know people like BoB (western ma) take 91 - so not sure.

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    I asked Bob what's his route.. Maybe I'll climb Mousilauke on the way...

    Jay
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    Jay, for what it's worth, get off I-91 at the Bradford exit & take Rt 25 into Piermont NH . Rt 25 becomes 25C and takes you into Warren & then Rt 118 takes you over the mountain into N. Woodstock . It's only one more exit up and a nicer, more direct drive and saves about 3 miles over 25A.
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