Cold River Camp

Are the trails and charms of the White Mountains calling out to you? Come find your less traveled trails and join us at Cold River Camp. Offering guests an authentic New England hiking camp experience since 1919. Hike by day in the surrounding mountains of Evans Notch, or venture further afield, returning each night to your woodland cabin and a community dining experience in the Conant Lodge. A swim in the Cold River, hot showers and evening programs. Great experiences for all ages!

Cold River Camp in late summer/early autumn is a great place to be, and there’s still plenty of room for you and family and friends!

Saturday August 24 through September 8 is our ‘Extension Season’. Stay for as many days as you like. Generally cooler, drier days afford more comfortable hiking and clearer views, and the busy part of the tourist season in the White Mountains has ended. Camp rates are reduced a bit from the summer. Still the same delicious prepared dinners and breakfast, but served cafeteria style; still the same table spread for making your trail lunch. Still the same private rustic cabins, but bring your sleeping bags for the cabin beds. To make a reservation, call the Camp number, 603-694-3291. For a fuller description, see “Extension Season“.

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2019 Season Dates 

Full Season Dates – June 22-August 24

Extension Season Dates – August 24 – September 8

Fall Foliage Self-Service Season Dates – September 9 – October 12

Off Seasons Group Stays* – May 13 – June 14 and September 9 – October 12

Winter Cabin – October 14 – Dec 31

*Open to AMC groups and chapters, also non-AMC use – other groups, weddings, family reunions


Single, double, and family cabins are available, most with fireplaces or wood stoves and kerosene lamps. Breakfast, trail lunch and dinner are served daily and included with your stay. Cold River Camp offers indoor bathroom facilities with hot showers, a central lodge with living and dining rooms and porch, recreation hall, and cabin. Electricity is available in common buildings, and linens are provided during the summer season. Cabins are wheelchair accessible as are the bathroom/shower, central lodge, dining hall, and recreation hall.

Cold River Camp 2019 Specials

Kids Stay Free

Up to two children, under 12, per paying adult can stay for free at Cold River Camp for one week, either June 22-June 29 or June 29 – July 6. This offer is good for all CRC camp guests during these first two weeks, old time campers or new first time campers.

Cold River Camp 2019 Rates

2019 RatesMemberNonmember
Full Season June 22-Aug 24
  Youth (12-16)$506/week$607/week
  Child (2-11)$379/week$455/week
  Child (under 2)$190/week$228/week
Extension Season Aug 24-Sep 8
  Youth (12-16)$101/day$121/day
  Child (2-11)$76/day$91/day
  Child (under 2)$38/day$46/day
Note: Infants under 1 stay free
Rates include meals, cabin, activities (except river trips), cabin fire wood, ice, taxes, and AMC service charges.
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Winter Cabin 2019 – 2020 Rates

$85/per night for a six bunk cabin. Learn more about Winter Cabin at the Cold River Camp website.

Rates include meals, cabin, activities (except river trips), cabin fire wood, ice, taxes, and AMC service charges.

Reservations & Policies

Full-week reservations open January 1. Partial-week reservations open April 1. For special partial-week “Cold River Camp Sampler” reservations, see Cold River Camp’s website.

For off-season group use, contact the Off-Season Manager, Ned Beecher at 603-722-0117 or email

Reservation Form

Include with your Reservation

1. Reservation form (up to 10 people per request)
2. Check payable to AMC Cold River Camp to cover a deposit of $200 per person per week for Summer Season, or $100 per person for Extension Season
3. Remainder of bill is payable at camp (no credit cards)
4. Business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope
5. Liability waiver form, signed by each member of your party

Mail Your Reservation

Before June 17:

Registrar Lois Winkler
17 Southview Street
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: 914-747-3194 (before 9:00 p.m. EST)

After June 17:

Cold River Camp Managers
32 AMC Road
Chatham, NH 03813
Phone: 603-694-3291


Cancellations received prior to April 1 will receive a 50% deposit refund. No deposit refunds after April 1. Winter Cabin cancellations please contact Winter Cabin Registrar. Payment in full is required if cancellation is not received at least 14 days prior to scheduled arrival.