AMC Backcountry Campsites IN New Hampshire

WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST and MAHOOSUCS Campsites and Shelters

Campsites are first-come, first-served, and cannot be reserved in advance. Groups are asked to use the Group Notification System and notify us of your plans at least two weeks in advance.

Eliza Brook Campsite  

Location: On the AT, between Mount Wolf and South Kinsman, on Kinsman Ridge Trail

Accommodations: Adirondack Shelter, four hardened tent pads, composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: No fee, visited by roving caretaker

Water Source: Eliza Brook

Kinsman Pond Campsite

Location: On Kinsman Pond Trail, near Junction of Kinsman Ridge Trail (AT) and the Fishin' Jimmy Trail

Accommodations: Adirondack Shelter, 1 group platform, 3 single platforms, composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $10/person/night

Water Source: Kinsman Pond

Liberty Springs Tentsite

Location: On Liberty Springs Trail (AT) in Franconia Ridge area, near Pemigewasset Wilderness Area

Accommodations:No shelter, seven single platforms, three double platforms, composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $10/person/night

Water Source: Spring

Garfield Ridge Campsite

Location: On Garfield Ridge Trail (AT), below summit of Mount Garfield, near Pemigewasset Wilderness Area

Accommodations: Adirondack Shelter, two single platforms, five double platforms, composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $10/person/night

Water Source: Spring

13 Falls Tentsite

Location: In Pemigewasset Wilderness Area; junction of Franconia Brook Trail, Lincoln Brook Trail, and Twin Brook Trail

Accommodations: 9 single pads, composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $10/person/night

Water Source: Franconia Brook

Guyot Campsite

Location: Off Bondcliff Trail, between Mount Guyot and Mount Bond, near Pemigewasset Wilderness Area

Accommodations: Mahoosuc Shelter, four single platforms, two double platforms, composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $10/person/night

Water Source: Spring

Ethan Pond Campsite

Location: Off Ethan Pond Trail (AT), just beyond Crawford Notch State Park, near Pemigewasset Wilderness Area

Accommodations:Adirondack Shelter, three single platforms, two double platforms, composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $10/person/night

Water Source: Ethan Pond

Nauman Tentsite

Location: Beside Mizpah Spring Hut, on edge of Dry River Wilderness Area, in southern Presidential Range

Accommodations:No shelter, five single platforms, two double platforms, composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $10/person/night

Water Source: Stream

Imp Campsite

Location: Off Carter-Moriah Trail (AT), between North Carter and Mount Moriah

Accommodations: Mahoosuc Shelter, four single platforms, one double platform, composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $10/person/night

Water Source: Brook

Trident Col Tentsite

Location: Off Mahoosuc Trail (AT) in southern Mahoosuc Range

Accommodations: No shelter, four tent pads, composting outhouse, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: No fee, composting done by Mahoosuc Rover

Water Source: Intermittent stream

Gentian Pond Campsite

Location: At junction of Mahoosuc Trail (AT) and Austin Brook Trail

Accommodations: Mahoosuc Shelter, three single platforms, one double platform, composting outhouse, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee:No fee, composting done by Mahoosuc Rover

Water Source: Gentian Pond

Carlo Col Campsite

Location: On Carlo Col Trail, below Mahoosuc Trail (AT)

Accommodations: Mahoosuc Shelter, three single platforms, two double platforms, composting outhouse, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: No fee, composting done by Mahoosuc Rover

Water Source: Stream

Full Goose Campsite

Location: On Mahoosuc Trail (AT), between Goose Eye Mountain and Fulling Mill Mountain

Accommodations: Adirondack Shelter, three single platforms, one double platform, composting outhouse, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: No fee, composting done by Mahoosuc Rover

Water Source: Stream

Speck Pond Campsite

Location: At northern end of Mahoosuc Range, where Speck Pond Trail meets Mahoosuc Trail (AT)

Accommodations: Adirondack Shelter, three single platforms, three double platforms, composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $10/person/night

Water Source: Stream

* shelter: site with a three-sided lean-to and no designated tenting area.
tentsite: site with just tent platforms or pads in designated area and no shelter/lean-to.
campsite: site with both shelter/lean-to and tent platforms or pads in designated area.
** Regardless of the source, remember to boil, filter, or chemically purify water before use.

Campsites are first-come, first-served, and cannot be reserved in advance. Groups are asked to use the Group Notification System and notify us of your plans at least two weeks in advance.

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