Bear Brook State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

At over 10,000 acres, Bear Brook State Park is easily the largest developed state park in the state of New Hampshire and it is chock-full of things to see and do. From hiking and biking to fishing and boating, you’re sure to find some way to fill your time in this beautiful park. In fact, the wide variety of activities available keep people coming back year after year. 

Located in southeast New Hampshire, the weather at Bear Brook State Park is much like that in the rest of the state. Rainfall can and does happen any time of year, with an average of 7 rainy days per month. Winters are brutally cold and summers are warm and pleasant. 

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Weather
Spring 21-68 F
Summer 51-82 F
Fall 27-72 F
Winter 9-35 F
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Nearby Cities
Allenstown, NH
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Bear Brook State Park

One of the best things to do in Bear Brook State Park is make use of their wonderful camping area. This in-park campground offers coin-operated showers, potable water, and a dump station. The sites do not include any hook-ups, but this is a small sacrifice to make to stay in such a gorgeous and fun park.

Tent camping during your time in Bear Brook State Park is just fine, but staying in a comfortable RV is even better. After all, sleeping in a real bed with amenities such as running water and a refrigerator certainly beats sleeping on the ground with no amenities to speak of. 

The trouble is, not everyone has an RV to take along on their state park adventures. This is where RVshare steps in. Our amazing rental site has an enormous variety of travel trailer and motorhomes available for event, making it super easy to find the perfect rig in your price range. Why not run a search today to see what you can come up with? 

Can’t get into the Bear Brook State Park campground? No worries! There are other options in the area.

Cascade Campground

Located in London, NH, Cascade Campground is a bit of a drive. That said, it’s well-loved by all who visit, making it a worthwhile drive for sure. The staff are fabulous and the restrooms are exceptionally clean. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes 
  • Other amenities: Propane refills; fire wood; pool; fishing area; beach

Epsom Valley Campground

A bit closer to the state park, you’ll find Epsom Valley campground. This park is also well kept and the service is wonderful. Kids enjoy the mini golf and board game library, and adults enjoy the peace and quiet. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Mini golf; horseshoes; canoe rentals; swimming area; themed weekends; and much more

Lazy River Family Campground

Another relatively close option is Lazy River Family Campground. The rates here are incredibly affordable, and kids will adore the many fun activities that happen in the park. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Pool; playground; swimming pools; river access; camp store

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What to Do at
Bear Brook State Park

Inside Bear Brook State Park

Wondering what you’ll do during your time in Bear Brook State Park? Try these awesome options!

Walking/Hiking/Biking/Horseback Riding — With 40 miles of trails to explore, hiking, biking, and even horseback riding are all fabulous options. Be sure to bring plenty of water and comfortable shoes so you’ll be well prepared to hit the trails. 

Swimming — Swimming is one of the best activities found in this park during the summer. Head to the in-park swimming beach for a great day spent splashing and playing in nature. 

Archery — This park boasts not one, but two archery ranges. Therefore, if archery is your hobby of choice, you’ll have plenty of places to hone your skills. Just be sure to bring your own equipment.

Museums Want to learn something new? You can do just that at the Bear Brook State Park museum complex. This complex is home to a number of museums including the New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum, Old Allenstown Meeting House, and the Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation Corps Museum.

Outside Bear Brook State Park

Want to find something to do outside of the park for a day or two? There are plenty of awesome day trip options in the area. From sightseeing to dining and shopping, southeast New Hampshire will keep you busy. 

Restaurants

The ability to cook your own meals in your RV is fabulous, but sometimes you don’t want to cook. When those times come up, try these great local eateries. 

Allenstown Country Diner

Serving up some good, old fashioned cooking, Allenstown Country Diner is easily the best place to get comfort food in town. Order your favorite homestyle meal and get ready to dig in. 

Type: Diner

Location: Location: Allenstown, NH

Big Ben Pizzeria

Pizza is a fabulous vacation food. It pleases nearly everybody and can be eaten in the restaurant or taken back to your RV. Want the best pizza the area has to offer? Be sure to visit Big Ben Pizzeria. 

Type: Pizza

Location: Allenstown, NH

Kimball’s Cav’ern

A family friendly “sports restaurant”, Kimball’s Cav’ern (yes, it’s spelled that way) is a laid-back and fun place. They have a tasty menu that includes plenty of favorites, weekly specials, and some wonderful staff. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Type: American

Location: Pembroke, NH

Shopping

Whether you decide a souvenir is in order or just realize you forgot something, there is a shop in the area for you. Below are a handful of our favorites. 

Viking House

Viking House is an amazing little gift shop with some wonderfully unique items. The shop features authentic Scandinavian goods and has a wide variety of gifts and souvenir options for all tastes. 

Location: Concord, NH

Steeplegate Mall

Want to spend an entire afternoon shopping? Steeplegate Mall might just be your place. Here you find a number of favorite shops and stores so you can browse to your heart's content and find almost anything you’re looking for. 

Location: Concord, NH

Family Dollar

Sometimes you just need to run out and grab something really quickly. Whether you need a grocery item, a clothing item, or something else entirely, there’s a good chance you’ll find it at the local Family Dollar.

Location: Allenstown, NH

Sightseeing

Have your sights set on doing some sightseeing? Whether you’re looking for something educational, or just want to go have some fun, there’s something for you. 

Check out these great options!

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Educational, hands-on fun can be found at the McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center in Concord. This awesome science museum is fun for visitors of all ages and can easily fill an entire day with earning fun. 

Location: Location: Concord, NH

Concord Historical Attractions

Other educational options include the many historical attractions found in Concord. Begin by visiting the Concord Historical Society Museum before moving on to tours of two different historical homes. This is a history buff’s dream come true!

Location: Location: Concord, NH

Northwood Meadows State Park

If Bear Brook State Park doesn’t give you your fill of outdoor fun, you can always head over to Northwood Meadows State Park. While this park is a bit of a drive away, it can easily be a day trip, and the park offers lots of fun activities for everyone. 

Location: Location: Northwood, NH

Candia Springs Adventure Park

The perfect place to go to let loose and have some good old fashioned fun, Candia Spring Adventure Park is perfect for adults and kids alike. Head to the water park to cool down or have an adventure of your own in the Aerial Adventure Forest.

Location: Location: Candia, NH

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How to Get to
Bear Brook State Park

Bear Brook State Park is located off of Deerfield Rd just east of NH-28. 

The address of the park is:

89261 522 Ave

Niobrara, NE 68760

Entering Bear Brook State Park

The fee for entering the park is listed below. Season passes are also available or those who will visit often. Children under 5 and adults over 65 pay no fee.

The park is open on weekends beginning in early March, and opens every day beginning in mid-June. From mid-September through the end of February, the park is closed. Weekend and holiday operating hours are 8am–7pm. All other days the park will open at 9am and close at 7pm.

Adults : $4

Children : $2

Ages 6 to 11

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