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Lafayette Campground

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll keep it short, this place is right next to an Interstate and the logging trucks run all night long. If I had to do it all over again I would've stayed in the White Mountain National Forest campgrounds which are no more than 15-20 minutes from here. If you want to experience the outdoors, this ain't the place!!!

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Reserved site 90 at Lafayette State Campground. Site was spacious, even and well wooded. Could see other sites around us, but no issues. Bathrooms are right across from site, bit of noise but nothing bothersome. First time camping at a State park, expected very primitive sites etc, but was pleasantly surprised by the campground. Very well stocked and priced camp... More 

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Newton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our group had sites 45 and 47 which are right on the Pemi and close to the store/bathrooms and dumpsters. Decent little campsites but directly on the access road (not set back at all). The river/brook behind the sites was the best part, the kids loved it. The bathrooms were very clean and the camp store had everything you could... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have been here a few times in recent years and always love camping at the base of Lafayette. There's nothing better than waking up at the trailhead. However, you should be careful about your campsite selection. Some have no privacy at all (15 & 16). The campground has bathrooms, showers, a really nice cabin with all the essentials you... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I camped in our small tent at Lafayette Campground at the end of August. What this place has going for it is the location. Within 10 minutes the next morning we were at Flume Gorge and successfully beat the crowds for a beautiful and peaceful hike. What you need to know: Lafayette Campground is loud. It's well... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is a great campground if you are looking for a campground with lots of people around. We stayed in July of 2013 after hiking Mt. Garfield. It is in a beautiful and easily accessible location. The coin-operated showers and bathrooms are well maintained. There is a small store to purchase necessities. We had a pleasant campsite along the Pemigewasset... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Stayed 6 days August 2013. They are right in the middle of the Notch, so within 5 minutes of Cannon mtn, Echo lake, the basin, Flume Gorge, Kancamaugus ramp , and Mt. Pemigewassat (may have spelled that wrong) Lonesome lake trail starts in the campground, and the bike path runs through as well (which itself leads to the basin ,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The campsites were closer together than I thought they would be, but people were respectful of others. There are bathrooms, showers, and a small store where we ended up having to grab a few last minute things that were overpriced but needed. The staff was strict and organized about keeping food and trash locked up, which I truly appreciated since... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Be aware that sites are small - we have a pop-up camper that was extraordinarily difficult to get into our site. You are in the beautiful White Mountains, so do not expect nice level roads or sites. It was very noisy, you can hear traffic on route 93 all night long. Expect a bear siting in the evenings.

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Millville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Took a long weekend with my family and had an absoltely awesome time. The staff was great, the showers were clean,and so was the camp ground in general. Very easy to get too. Really great hiking trails and more. Overall a great experience. Definitely going back next year.

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