Camping season is upon us, and reservations for New Hampshire State Parks are always better for you when done in advance. Here is a list of some of our lesser-known options for lodging in and around the State Parks. Including in this list are options for RVers, groups, adventures looking to go off the beaten path and more. Hit one of these spots this year or make it a tour through them all, there’s always something new to find within each of these hidden gems.
The Summer Camp Feeling Option
Ellacoya State Park
Located on Lake Winnipesaukee, Ellacoya State Park’s central location makes it easily accessible, whether on a grand tour of the State Parks or popping in for a night. The campground has full-hookup sites for RVs and 600 feet of beach for recreational activities. Being a popular destination for groups and day functions, the park has all the nostalgic charm of those summer camp days. On the other side of a footbridge, the pull-in sites offer space and seclusion.
The Run Wild Option
Bear Brook State Park
The largest of the 93 New Hampshire State Parks, Bear Brook State Park has 10,000 acres of land, 40 miles of trails and a number of recreation options from archery to equestrian. The Bear Hill Pond Cabins at the state park are a convenient camping option for 4–8 campers. Each cabin has bunk beds and futons, as well as a fire ring and picnic area outside. Stick together or go your own way, this option never runs out of things to do and see.