Thanks for the update! Much appreciated.
Here is a list of open campgrounds and closed campgrounds in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire as of 6:00pm on 9/7/11:
*Please beware that Osceola Campground is only accessible via Route 49 (Waterville Valley). Russell Pond Campground is only accessible via I-93. The Tripoli road does not have through access from I-93.
**Please be aware that access to Dolly Copp Campground and Barnes Field is through the Pinkham B road in Randolph at this time. The Pinkham B road is a gravel road with few paved sections. This road has soft shoulders and should be accessed by slow speeds only due to deteriorating asphalt and pot holes found on the road. We ask that users use caution and drive at slow speeds for their own safety and to limit damage to their vehicles and trailers.
Barnes Field Campground: Open
Basin Campground: Open
Big Rock Campground (Kancamagus): Open - Access from Lincoln NH
Blackberry Crossing Campground (Kancamagus): Open - Access from Conway NH
Campton Family Campground: Open
Campton Group Campground: Closed for season!
Cold River Campground: Open
Covered Bridge Campground (Kancamagus): Open - Access From Conway NH
Crocker Pond Campground: Open
Dolly Copp Campground: Open
Hancock Campground (Kancamagus): Open - Access from Lincoln NH
Hastings Campground: Open
Jigger Johnson Campground (Kancamagus): Open - Access from Conway NH
Osceola Vista Campground: Open
Passaconaway Campground (Kancamagus): Closed for Labor Day Weekend
Russell Pond Campground: Open
Sugarloaf I Campground: Open
Sugarloaf II Campground: Open
Waterville Campground: Open
White Ledge Campground: Open
Wild River Campground: Closed
Wildwood Campground: Open
Zealand Campground: Open
Last edited by NHTourGuide; 09-07-2011 at 06:00 PM. Reason: Update
Thanks for the update! Much appreciated.
Press release from the White Mountain National Forest on 9/2/11:
The White Mountain National Forest is pleased to announce that five more campgrounds will be
open this Labor Day Weekend. Osceola Campground, Barnes Field Campground and Dolly
Copp Campground are open today. We expect Jigger Johnson and one loop of the Pasaconaway
Campground to be open tomorrow.
When assessed earlier this week, we fully expected these campgrounds to remain inaccessible
through the weekend. With this expectation, we didn’t want visitors to make the trip only to find
the campgrounds closed and therefore the Forest canceled reservations at Osceola, Barnes Field
and Dolly Copp. When the Forest initiates the reservation cancellation, the visitor receives a full
refund with no cancellation fee.
Thanks to the hard work of Forest Service crews and the New Hampshire Department of
Transportation, access to these campgrounds has been restored in time for the weekend. It should
be noted that access to Dolly Copp and Barnes Field will be available via Pinkham B Road. This
secondary access route has been graded and made accessible by passenger vehicles to the two
popular campgrounds. The road has soft shoulders and is narrow. Deteriorating asphalt and pot
holes are found on the road. We ask users to use caution and drive at slow speeds for their own
safety and to limit damage to their vehicles and trailers.
Due to previously canceled reservations, these campgrounds will be on a first come/first serve
basis for the weekend. We understand the cancelation of reservations may have caused some
hardship. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope visitors will understand. We would like
to thank NH DOT again for their work this past week which has allowed us to open so many
recreation areas on the White Mountain National Forest for this holiday weekend.
For a list of areas that are closed, as well as suggested alternatives for LABOR DAY
WEEKEND OPPORTUNITIES go to:
www.fs.fed.us/r9/white For more information, contact the
White Mountain National Forest at (603) 536-6100.
Do you have a more recent update on the campgrounds and Kancamagus access to loon for the Highland Festival?
I noticed that Passaconaway had been closed and one of the loops were open. Would this be the loop furthest from the river? We were looking to stay on lot #22. Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
I saw it on a previous thread on sept 1.