Camping Policies

Attention Campers - Don't Move Firewood

Please Note: policies and rates are subject to change without notice

Reservation Information

  • Reservations are taken for all state park campgrounds through Reserveamerica, either online or by calling 1-877-nhparks (1-877-647-2757). Click here to see the youth group reservation information
  • The maximum reservation window is 11 months in advance.
  • The minimum reservation window is 1 day in advance.
  • 3 night minimum is required for any reservations for this year if booked before April 1, on or after April 1 reservations for this season have a 1 night minimum.
  • 3 night minimum is required for any reservations for next season.
  • Reservations are non-transferable at the park.
  • Only the person whose name is on the reservation can check in at the park

Reservation Fees

  • There is a non-refundable reservation fee of $6.50.

Site Fees

  • The camping nightly fee that is collected when making a reservation only covers two adults and up to 4 children.
  • Each additional adult and each additional child will be charged an additional fee per night.
  • The additional fees will NOT be charged as part of the reservation but will be a balance due upon arrival.

Change Fees

  • There is an $2.15 non-refundable fee to change a reservation.
  • Changes can only be made by calling the call center prior to the reservation cut-off window (1 day before) but they will be charged $2.15.
  • Changing sites at the facility is not guaranteed. Local policy applies to all site changes inside the cut-off window and only after arrival.
  • Changing the name on a reservation is considered a cancellation.

Cancellation Fees

  • There is a $6.50 fee to cancel a reservation. Cancellation done 5 days or less from the arrival date will be charged $15.
  • Reservations can be cancelled up to and on the arrival date.
  • The $6.50 reservation fee is non-refundable and will be added to the cancellation fee(s) if it was charged on the original reservation.

Senior Citizens

  • New Hampshire residents age 65 and older are offered a $5 discount per nightly fee, except at Hampton Beach RV, Ellacoya RV and Cannon RV campgrounds.

Refund Policy

  • Refunds will not be issued due to weather.
  • Refund requests must be submitted in writing and e-mailed to or mailed to: The NH Reservation Information Office, 172 Pembroke Rd, Concord, NH 03301. Requests must be submitted in writing within 14 days of departure. “

Occupancy and Length of Stay

  • Occupancy of the site is required on your scheduled beginning day of stay.
  • An unoccupied campsite during this time period will be considered vacant and resold the following morning with no refund offered.
  • Holiday reservation must be a 3 nights minimum stay for Memorial Day, 4th of July [if it falls on a Friday or Monday] and Labor Day weekends
  • 14-night maximum stay.
  • Remote sites at Umbagog may reserve a 1-night stay.
  • Cabin reservations at UMBAGOG LAKE AREA, PAWTUCKAWAY, yurt reservations at MILAN HILL, booked up to March 31 for the current camping season or the next camping season, require a seven night stay starting on Saturday. From April 1st reservations for the current year require a 3 night reservations. Payment of an additional 9% Rooms & Meals tax will be required.
  • Hampton Beach RV Park & Ellacoya RV Park have a maximum stay of 14 nights cumulative between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day for any person or rig.

Check-in and Check-out Times

  • Reserved campers can check-in between 1pm and 8pm on the scheduled beginning day and check out by 11am on the checkout day.
  • Reserved customers checking in after 8pm due to emergency situations must call the park directly for after hour check-in procedures.
  • It is the camper's responsibility to read and follow park rules.
  • The parks are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Maximum vehicles per site are two.

Minors (under 18 years of age)

  • A camping permit or reservation shall not be issued to anyone under 18 years old.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult who accepts all responsibility for the camping party.


  • Visitors are permitted and must register with the campground and pay the day use fee.
  • Visiting hours vary per Park.

Quiet Hours

  • Quiet hours are between 10pm - 7am.
  • Radios, televisions, etc limited to your site, but must be reasonable as not to disturb adjoining campers.
  • No car stereos allowed.


  • All campgrounds fires are subject to fire restrictions.
  • All permitted camping fires must be contained within the fire ring.
  • Trash burning is prohibited.
  • All fires must be out by 11:30pm.
  • Firewood is a major carrier of exotic insects and tree diseases. PLEASE do not bring firewood from out of state locations.


  • Pets are permitted at Bear Brook, Coleman, Deer Mountain, Dry River, Greenfield (designated area only), Lake Francis, Milan, Mollidgewock, Moose Brook, Pillsbury, Sunapee, and Umbagog campgrounds.
  • Pets must be leashed and supervised at all times.
  • No pets are permitted on the bathing beaches.

Youth Group Camping

  • Greenfield, Monadnock, Moose Brook, Pawtuckaway, Pillsbury and White Lake youth group camping reservations can be made through ReserveAmerica call center at 1-877-647-2747. All other NH State Park campgrounds youth group reservations are made by calling 603-271-3556 from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Youth group reservations will be required to pay a non-refundable $8.25 reservation fee.
  • A $25 deposit will be required at time of placing a reservation.
  • All additional fees will be collected at the park except for remote sites.
  • All remote Youth Group campers at Umbagog must pay in advance.
  • Youth groups must camp in tents only and must maintain 1 adult for every 4 children.
  • Please ask for our youth group camping brochure for a complete list of all the youth group camping policies.
  • The cancellation policy applies to youth group camping.