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Lafayette Campground

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Lafayette Campground
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Sterling, Connecticut
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We got into the campground much earlier than 1pm check in time which was great! We stayed at campsite 30 and had a secluded driveway short but secluded and had no neighbors on either side. The bathroom was close as we're the water wells. The campsite was fairly big and we enjoyed our time. The bathroom aren't really clean but... More 

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Nice little gem. From the moment we walked into the country store we knew we picked the right campground. Very friendly folks working the front desk. Thanks for all your help. I had mixed views from all the post talking about not sleeping due to the trucks at night, We had no problem sleeping. that wasn't an issue for us.... More 

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Yardley, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a very nice campground and close to all the Fraconia Notch attractions. The park rangers were all so nice and helpful. The only issue we had with this campground was that Interstate 93 runs right past the campground. Our site was far back from the road and we still woke up all night as tractor trailers drove by.... More 

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