Cardigan Campsites

Nestled at the base of Mount Cardigan and surrounded by 6,000 acres of forest, Cardigan is a year-round retreat for outdoor enthusiasts. Here, you can step out onto 50 miles of hiking and skiing trails, enjoy the backcountry experience without the long hike, or bring a group to stay at our group campsite, just a 10 minute walk from the lodge. Later, spend the evening relaxing by the campfire with your friends and family.

Season Dates

Campsites open year-round with fewer sites available in winter


At our Cardigan campsites you will have access to 20 primitive campsites, each with space for two tents, a fire ring with grill, and a picnic table. View map of Cardigan Reservation here.

One group campsite ideal for larger groups up to 36 people. One small group site ideal for groups up to 12 people. Clark Brook Campsite is a backcountry group site 1.1 miles from Cardigan Lodge that can accommodate 24 people. Walk-in access only with wheelbarrows available to shuttle gear. Carry in/carry out. Camp stove recommended for cooking. Meals also available at lodge during full-service season at the posted rates, with advance reservations. Learn Scheduled programs for all guests >>

Naturalist programs, chapter activities, and workshops. New outhouses within walking distance of campsites. Showers are not available. Potable water source available within 100 feet of the campsite and just outside of Cardigan Lodge. Retail store at Cardigan Lodge for basic necessities, including books and maps. Trail and weather information at Cardigan Lodge. Informative displays and daily educational programs at Cardigan Lodge.


For reservations, call 603-466-2727, Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All reservations must be paid in full at the time the reservation is made. Payment can be made with a VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.


Full refund up to 14 days prior to arrival date, less a $25 processing fee. No refunds less than 14 days prior to stay. Refunds may be granted in the event of emergencies and severe weather at the AMC’s discretion. The Reservations Office must be notified immediately.

Individual Campsites:

  • Full refund less a $25 fee per site for cancellations made more than 14 days prior to arrival dates.
  • No refunds for cancellations made fewer than 14 days prior to arrival date.


Children’s rates apply to all who are 12 and under. No smoking. Alcohol should be used in a manner that is safe and courteous to oneself and to other guests. Abuse will not be tolerated. The legal drinking age is 21. No pets allowed. Member rates are available to those who show proof of membership when checking in. Rates and policies are subject to change without notice.