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    Open Campgrounds & Closed Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest

    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 05:00 PM. Reason: Update
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    Re: Open Campgrounds & Closed Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest

    Thanks for the update! Much appreciated.

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    Re: Open Campgrounds & Closed Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest

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    Thanks for the update! Much appreciated.
    You're welcome
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    Re: Open Campgrounds & Closed Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest

    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.
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    Re: Open Campgrounds & Closed Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest

    Do you have a more recent update on the campgrounds and Kancamagus access to loon for the Highland Festival?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Open Campgrounds & Closed Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Do you have a more recent update on the campgrounds and Kancamagus access to loon for the Highland Festival?

    Thank you!
    Sure, the Kanc is open, Loon is open and the Kancamagus campgrounds are all open. Loon's bridge is still being repaired but there is an alternate entrance and a new temporary footbridge in place.

    The Highland Festival is a go!
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    Cool Re: Open Campgrounds & Closed Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest

    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.

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    Re: Open Campgrounds & Closed Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    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.
    The White Mountain National Forest website says Passaconaway is open with 33 sites.

    Im curious.... Where/when did you see Passaconaway Campground was closed?
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    Cool Re: Open Campgrounds & Closed Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest

    I saw it on a previous thread on sept 1.

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    Re: Open Campgrounds & Closed Campgrounds in White Mountain National Forest

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I saw it on a previous thread on sept 1.
    Ah, that makes sense
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