I have been to this campground many many times and it is an outstanding place.
1. It is in a very beautiful location and the staff works very hard to keep the forest and the Saco river as natural as possible, unfortunately problems arise when guest burn trash, throw litter on the ground, cut brush and trees for hot dog roast or camp fires which is all against policy and the law, or let their dogs off lease to do as they please. Rules are in place to protect the guest and the forest!
2. The staff is very friendly; they go out of their way to explain the policies, light camp fires, at times give quarters to guest to shower when their short a quarter or two, clean the facilities (every day) Yaaaa...(porta potties not a favorite, but better then using the woods), offer information about the area, and depending on the circumstances offer guest entry into the campground after the store closes (S - TH 8 pm & F- Sat. 9 pm) rules which are in place to provide the guest with safety.
3. Remember, this is roughing it not a 4 star Hotel; you know outdoors, back to nature & wild ( mountain lions, bears, deer, moose, coyote, fox, trout, turkey, squierrel, bugs, plants, trees, and some poison ivoy not Disney land and video games). If you come here expecting to have a porcelain toilet on your site, turn over service for your sleeping bag, a mint on your pillow, delivery of meals to your tent then your in the wrong place although at time items are brought to a site or other things by staff due to special circumstances.
4. This is a great family campground not a frat party with beer pong and yelling. If you show up for beer pong, intoxication, yelling and dropping the F....bomb, you are in the wrong place and will probably hear about from the staff and they will be proffesional, which may not seem friendly because you feel entitled to ideals in someone else backyard. The staff has a strict quiet hours policy in place and it works, so keep your voices low starting at 10 pm. till morning 7 am.
5. You will have a great time here if you are prepared, show up on time - don't book if you can't make it on time cause setting up a camp site in the dark sucks and interrupts other campers, get your fire wood (usually four bundles) and supplies before the store closes, make sure you have a very large tarp on hand for unexpected weather changes, repeatedly check the weather forecast prior to your visit don't blame the staff for things beyond their control or a lack of your preparedness. It is in the contract and thoroughly read and understand the contract. Back to nature; there is no cell tower for your phones or tablets, their is an office phone and pay phone. Yes, pay quarters for showers, it is a business not a handout, it is an outstanding back to nature experience at this campground with access to this valley! ie.. Saco River and surrounding mountains; fishing, swimming, floating, hiking, biking, & camping. North Conway; shopping , dinning, theater, fun parks, & fairs! Are you tough enough to be here or a just soft and pretty city flatlander! One more thing... It is Kanca...maugus...highway not mangus, no n or just call it the Kanc! I love visiting this campground, it is magical and therapeutic!
- Also Known As:
- Crawford Notch General Store And Campground Hotel Twin Mountain
- Crawford Notch General Store And Campground Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family owned and operated campground nestled in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Scenic Crawford Notch is well known for it's awe inspiring views, majestic mountains, unspoiled wilderness, and miles of hiking trails. The wooded setting along the banks of the Saco River is ideal for our unique variety of secluded campsites and log camping cabins. You will find that it's the perfect place for a weekend getaway or even a week long New Hampshire camping vacation. ... more less