Location Tag: Camping

Greenfield State Park

The park has a swimming area on Otter Lake, which our GPS says is also called Picnickers Beach.  The facilities seem a little bit worn, but the park is peaceful and pretty.  The swimming area is medium sized with a small sand beach, and it seems like they have a lifeguard sometimes. There is also […]

Bear Brook State Park

There is a beautiful stone pavilion looking out over the water, which provides picnic tables and lots of shade.  The beach is medium sized, but the swimming area is rather small.  The park was clean and well maintained, and they have a large playground for children.  Dogs are not allowed on the beach, but they are […]

Cathedral Pines Campground

This is a private campground, that offers an area for public swimming.  The campground itself is really unique, with towering trees and lakeside sites.  The waterfront sites book up months in advance, but we stayed at a forest site and it was still one of our favorite campgrounds, solely for the beauty of the trees. […]

Rangeley Lake State Park

This state park offers lake swimming with wonderful mountain views.  The water is crystal clear and deep, and they allow unfettered access.  There is a large grass beach with stone steps leading down to the water. Across the Rangeley Lake is the town of Rangeley, a cute town that is located halfway between the Equator […]

Umbagog State Park

This is a beautiful lake, with state campgrounds scattered around it, some only accessible by boat.  The main campground is small and slightly crowded, but watching the lake makes up for it.  They have a roped swimming area, which is a little small, but I asked the ranger and she said you’re allowed to swim […]

Webb Beach, Mount Blue State Park

This park offers lake swimming with a sand beach with clear cold water, and stunning mountain views. There is a large grass area for picnicking which has stone steps leading to the water, and a pretty swing bench to take in the view.  There also seem to be canoe and peddle boat rentals.  Dogs are […]

Hancock Campground

Look for the “White Mountain State Forest” sign for “Hancock Campground,” and park in the lot. Walk to site #47 and follow the small sign that says “River.”  Follow the trail for about 2 min. to a small embankment with a very short, steep hop down to the river. There is a beautiful fall flowing […]

Echo Lake Beach, Franconia Notch State Park

There are TWO Echo Lakes in this area, which can be confusing, but this one is a beach and RV camping spot. There are bathrooms and showers, paddle boat rentals, and a store on the lake.  There are really lovely views, as the lake is surrounded by mountains.  The swimming area is large, as is the […]

Twin Mountain

The dirt road to this location is a little hard to spot.  Google Maps lists it as Haystack Road, but we didn’t see any signs.  If you’re coming from the South on Route 3, you can find the road by looking for a sign that says, “National Forest Ahead,” and then the road is on […]

Sawyer Rock

If you are coming from the South on Route 302, you’ll see a “White Mountain Forest” official sign and the parking area for Sawyer’s Rock.  Keep going just a minute further down the road, and there is a small dirt pull off near a bridge/culvert which is where the swimming hole is.  Along the guardrail you’ll see […]