This location is about 20 minutes from North Conway along the famous Cancamangus Highway so it feels like you are truly in the wilderness, but you are also close enough to civilization (Walmart) if you need to buy something or go to a hotel in case of bad weather. The individual campsites were about the largest we have seen at any campground. All sites, bathrooms and showers were extremely clean (for a government campground). The campground is located on the banks of a small, shallow river and this was an endless source of entertainment for our kids (ages 10 and 12). Other than the river there is not much to do here besides hiking and relaxation. Site 48 is one of the closest to the river.
Mid June is an ideal time to visit this area because the weather is good and the local schools are still in session. We camped from June 12-14 and there were only 4 or 5 campers in the entire campground; we had our pick of the sites and did not have to worry about other campers making noise or trashing the restrooms. During this time the hotels and other recreational activities in the area are open and available at very reasonable prices with no crowds. This is in contrast to the fall when the fall foliage crowds transform this region into a huge traffic jam.
- Also Known As:
- Jigger Johnson Campground Hotel North Conway