We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lafayette Campground

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Lafayette Campground
Write a Review

28 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    6
    14
    4
    4
    0
See reviews for
9
10
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (28)
  • Mar-May only
    (2)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (17)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (8)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (1)
All months
Methuen, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
161 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Manchester, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Millville, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sterling, Connecticut
Level Contributor
31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

15 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (15)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Franconia
0.0 mi away
BEST WESTERN White Mountain Inn
0.0 mi away
Woodward's Resort
Woodward's Resort
#11 of 20 in Lincoln
4.0 of 5 stars 403 reviews
0.0 mi away
Comfort Inn & Suites
Comfort Inn & Suites
#7 of 20 in Lincoln
4.0 of 5 stars 266 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Stonybrook Motel & Lodge
Stonybrook Motel & Lodge
#3 of 5 in Franconia
4.0 of 5 stars 219 reviews
0.0 mi away
Franconia Notch Motel
Franconia Notch Motel
#13 of 20 in Lincoln
3.5 of 5 stars 84 reviews
0.0 mi away
Franconia Inn
Franconia Inn
#4 of 6 in Franconia
4.0 of 5 stars 165 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities