Backcountry Campsites

Backcountry Campsites

AMC-managed backcountry sites in the White Mountains and Mahoosuc Range.

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.

View all backcountry campsites and shelters in the White Mountain National Forest on the Forest Service website.

Eliza Brook Campsite

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

Accommodations: Communal 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: Communal Adirondack Shelter, 1 shared group platform (3 – 5 tents), 3 small shared platforms (2 tents), composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $15/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 small shared platforms (2 tents), three shared group platforms (3 – 5 tents), composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $15/person/night

Water Source: Spring

Garfield Ridge Campsite

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

Accommodations: Communal Adirondack Shelter, two small platforms (2 tents), five shared group platforms (3 – 5 tents), composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $15/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 small shared pads, composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $15/person/night

Water Source: Franconia Brook

Guyot Campsite

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

Accommodations: Communal Mahoosuc Shelter, four small shared platforms (2 tents), two shared group platforms, (3 – 5 tents) composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $15/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: Communal Adirondack Shelter, three small shared platforms (2 tents), two shared group platforms (3 – 5 tents), composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $15/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 small shared platforms (2 tents), two group shared platforms (3 – 5 tents), composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $15/person/night

Water Source: Stream

Imp Campsite

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

Accommodations: Communal Mahoosuc Shelter, four small shared platforms (2 tents), one shared group platform (3 – 5 tents), composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $15/person/night

Water Source: Brook

Trident Col Tentsite

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

Accommodations: No shelter, four shared 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: Communal Mahoosuc Shelter, three small shared platforms (2 tents), one group shared platform (3 – 5 tents), 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: Communal Mahoosuc Shelter, three small shared platforms (2 tents), two group shared platforms (3 – 5 tents), 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: Communal Adirondack Shelter, three small shared platforms (2 tents), one shared group platform (3 – 5 tents), 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: Communal Adirondack Shelter, three small shared platforms (2 tents), three shared group platforms (3 -5 tents), composting outhouse, dishwashing area, metal food boxes for bear protection

Caretaker Fee: Yes, $15/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.

Group Notification System

If you plan to lead a trip with six or more people and are affiliated with an organization (such as a summer camp, Boy Scouts of America, or a college outing club, etc.), let us know the following information. The Group Notification System is not a reservation. Our campsites are first-come, first serve.

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  • The AMC recommends 6-10 people in any overnight group. This group size is required by the U.S. Forest Service when in a federally designated Wilderness Area. Groups of 5 or less do not need to notify us via this form. If your group is larger than 10 people, please contact AMCcampgroups@outdoors.org directly!
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  • Please click the Add Row button below to enter your dates and Shelter selection(s). Enter your dates and shelter in the popup screen and click Add Row. Repeat this for all dates/shelters for your trip.
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If you wish to follow-up on your submission, or if you have questions, call the Group Notification line at 603-466-2721, ext. 8150. You may also email us at amccampgroups@outdoors.org.