As the only legal campsite on the eastern slopes of Mt. Washington, the Hermit Lake Shelters have a lot to offer. Whether you’re planning a summer summit of Mt. Washington or some springtime skiing on Tuckerman Ravine, this AMC operated U.S. Forest Service facility provides your launch pad to adventure.
Electric car charging station
No dogs over night
For those seeking a rustic outdoors experience on the Northeast’s highest peak, Hermit Lakes Shelters can’t be beat. Located 2.4 miles up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail from the AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, the shelters provide majestic views of the Tuckerman Ravine bowl and convenient access to the summit of Mt. Washington, as well as many other trails.
Spend the night in a three-sided shelter, four-sided shelter, or at a tent platform. A caretaker is on duty at the cabin year-round, mornings and evenings, to assist hikers and educate them about the unique alpine environment of Mt. Washington and Pinkham Notch.
The Hermit Lake Shelters are located in the backcountry. Guests should be ready to prepare and cook their own meals at their shelter or tent site using a backpacking stove. Fees are per person per night. Sites are first come first served and tickets should be purchased at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. For those arriving from the Presidential Range, fees are collected by the caretaker onsite.