Franconia Notch State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

If you're looking for one of the most beautiful spots in New Hampshire to relax, Franconia Notch State Park is the place to go. The area has been a favorite of local explorers since New Hampshire's days as a colony. Located near the towns of Lincoln and North Conway in northern New Hampshire, Franconia Notch allows you to see beautiful landscapes ranging from rugged mountain peaks to a lake teeming with fish. You can also take in experiences ranging from hiking to rock-climbing. If you're here during the fall, you'll be able to see some of the foliage that exemplifies the experience of autumn in New England.

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Weather
Spring 30-75 F
Summer 44-78 F
Fall 26-68 F
Winter 6-30 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Franconia Notch State Park

An RV is a perfect way to have a place to stay warm at night after a day of exploring what this park has to offer. If you don't have an RV of your own, an RV rental from RVshare is one of the best ways to savor Franconia Notch and take advantage of the freedom that comes with an RV trip. 

Littleton/Lisbon KOA Holiday

Littleton/Lisbon KOA Holiday boasts 70 sites starting from $40 a day, with access to fun social activities. Amenities include full hookups with 30 or 50 amps, free Wi-Fi, showers, a swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna. Pets are welcome, and social activities include art events, pancake breakfasts, and ice cream socials. Enjoy fun in the game room, and take advantage of activities like fishing, bicycling, or hiking.

Twin Mountain / Mt. Washington KOA Holiday

The Twin Mountain / Mt. Washington KOA Holiday campground borders the White Mountain National Forest area, offering some of the easiest access to Franconia Notch State Park. There are 85 sites that you can pick from that start at $45 a night. Full hookups have 30 or 50 amps, with sites being either back-in or pull-through. A heated swimming pool and hot tub are available for you to use. Showers are available for guest use. The park is pet-friendly, allowing you to bring your furry friend along on your outdoor adventures. Wi-Fi will enable you to stay in touch during your stay.

Fransted Family Campground

Fransted Family Campground has a beautiful location spread over 45 acres. There are plenty of activities to appeal to all ages and interests, including wagon rides, scavenger hunts, and costume parades. Wi-Fi is available, and your pets are welcome. The 91 sites have full hookups, and there are showers for guests. Back-in and pull-through sites are available.

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What to Do at
Franconia Notch State Park

Inside Franconia Notch State Park

Start off at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center to discover more about the park. Take a walk through the Flume Gorge or take a ride of the aerial tramway that leaves from Cannon Mountain to fully experience the stunning landscapes. Other things to do include seeing the New England Ski Museum to learn more about one of the area's most popular activities. You can also go swimming at Echo Lake, try fishing at Profile Lake, or take advantage of the hiking and bicycling trails.

Outside Franconia Notch State Park

You'll be able to access several restaurants, shops, and attractions near Franconia Notch State Park. Many of the businesses in the area pay homage to the unique local history and outdoors-related lifestyle. Restaurants and stores often sell unique foods that are difficult to find elsewhere.

Restaurants

Black Mtn. Burger Co.

Enjoy burgers made from scratch in a laid-back setting at Black Mtn. Burger Co.. They also offer other comfort favorites like chili, crab cake, and cheesesteaks. In addition to beef, burgers made from turkey and bison are available.

Type: American

Location: 264 Main St, Lincoln, NH 03251

Polly's Pancake Parlor

Polly's Pancake Parlor is a rustic pancake restaurant featuring pancakes and waffles served with maple syrup produced in New Hampshire. Other options include quiche made with local cheese and breakfast platters with eggs and sausage.

Type: Breakfast

Location: 672 Sugar Hill Rd, Sugar Hill, NH 03586

The Common Man

The Common Man is part of a popular local chain with a cozy setting where you can enjoy favorites like home-style macaroni and cheese, prime rib, and crab cakes.

Type: American

Location: 10 Pollard Rd, Lincoln, NH 03251

Gordi's Fish & Steak House

Gordi's Fish & Steak House is a popular seafood location with a skiing theme featuring favorites such as all-you-can-eat fish and chips, butter and wine-baked scallops, and filet mignon topped with Bleu cheese.

Type: Seafood

Location: 260 Main St, Lincoln, NH 03251

Rustic River Restaurant

When you go to Rustic River Restaurant, you can enjoy the lodge-like setting that it offers. Menu options include pizzas that have the choice of all your favorite toppings, Italian dishes like chicken cacciatore, and steak.

Type: Italian

Location: 5 Main St, North Woodstock, NH 03262

Shopping

White Mountain Bike Shop

Visit White Mountain Bike Shop for a selection of bikes for sale or rent that are perfect for riding the trails in the White Mountains.

Location: 1300 Easton Rd, Franconia, NH 03580

Lahout's

Lahout's is the oldest ski shop in the country and the perfect place to shop for outdoor wear that will keep you warm on all your hikes.

Location: 99 Main St #4018, Littleton, NH 03561

Newhook's Bait & Tackle Shop

Newhook's Bait & Tackle Shop has all the fresh bait that you need for local fishing, as well as a large selection of tackle.

Location: 1763 US-302 #2, Lisbon, NH 03585

The Tramway Country Store

The Tramway Country Store is a gift and souvenir store that also boasts a variety of sub sandwiches that you can take to go.

Location: Tramway Dr, Franconia, NH 03580

Garnet Hill Outlet Store

Garnet Hill Outlet Store is an outlet store offering generous discounts on women and kids' clothing. They also carry home decor, bedding, and accessories.

Location: 231 Main St, Franconia, NH 03580

Sightseeing

Flume Gorge

Flume Gorge is an 800-foot gorge best known for its granite walls that reach heights of 90 feet.

Location: Lincoln, NH

Cannon Mountain Tramway

Cannon Mountain Tramway transports visitors to the Cannon Mountain summit, where walking trails and an observation area with a cafe await.

Location: Franconia, NH

Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site

Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site commemorates the beloved "Old Man of the Mountain" formation that collapsed in 2003.

Location: Franconia, NH

Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

In addition to being a popular ravine-hiking location, Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves is also popular for gemstone mining and caving.

Location: North Woodstock, NH

Pemi Valley Moose Tours

Pemi Valley Moose Tours is a bus tour that gives visitors the chance to see moose in their natural habitat. This is a great activity for people of all ages.

Location: Lincoln, NH

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How to Get to
Franconia Notch State Park

Franconia Notch State Park is off Interstate 93 near Lincoln, NH. Take Exit 34A and go north toward Lincoln to reach the park. The park entrance is on Daniel Webster Highway.

Entering Franconia Notch State Park

The park's operating hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Per adult (12 and older) : $4

Per child (6-11 years old) : $2

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