We searched for a campground on the Saco River specifically. We are a family of 4 with 2 small children that wanted to to a little bit of fishing while at the campsite.
The Online booking system was great but not accurate. We checked availability and it showed campsite availability along the river. After booking online and reserving with a credit card the Saco staff called about 3 hours later to inform us that no space was available along the river as it was completely booked.
They ended up moving us to a "cabin" site which is more like a lean-to. The site was nice in that it was right by the bathrooms and playground but unfortunately the front 1/3 of the site was full of water and mud. The Saco staff stated the water should dry up soon but it did't. We were there 3 days and it did dry up a little but remained. Each time we walked out of our assigned site we had to navigate through mud and water holes.
The camping area was clean and quiet hours were adhered to without any problems. The camping area is definitely family friendly.
The bathroom and shower areas were clean and I never had to wait from for a shower. The hot water was cheap and plentiful. Twenty-Five cents per 5 minutes of hot water.
The wireless internet was not perfect but did work. My site was pretty far away from the main office so they must have had range extenders strategically placed. I had a "low" signal that sometimes gave me problems, but I was just happy it worked at all.
All in all, we didn't get our riverside campsite like we booked on the registration system but the camping area was well kept and the people were very friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Saco River Camping Area is in the heart of the Mount Washington Valley, at the center of it all. We offer peaceful camping in a nature filled setting with loads of onsite things to do, yet we're within easy walking distance of stores, restaurants, entertainment, and TAX FREE factory outlet shopping. Hop in your car and churches, hospital, hiking and bicycle trails, tennis courts and golf courses are just minutes away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Saco River Camping Area Hotel North Conway