Mount Washington State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

Surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, Mount Washington State Park covers over 60 acres of land. From the 6,288-foot summit, you can view Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and the Atlantic Ocean on a clear day. If you are traveling to the nearby towns of Gorham, Sargent's Purchase, or Jackson, you can expect a wide range of temperatures. Mount Washington reaches highs in the 50s during the summer. In the winter, the temperatures will dip down to the single digits. 

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Spring 16-29 F
Summer 43-55 F
Fall 24-36 F
Winter 2-21 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mount Washington State Park

Since Mount Washington State Park borders the White Mountain National Forest, this place is the perfect spot to hit the trails. There are plenty of campgrounds to park your RV for a gorgeous view of the mountainous landscape. For those who want a unique traveling experience, RVs are the perfect way to hit the road. You can find a great selection of rentals at RVshare

Twin Mountain - Mount Washington KOA

This award-winning campground is located in the heart of the White Mountains. You can find pull-through RV sites with full hookups at this location. There are even tent sites available for those who want to rough it in the wilderness. If you want to camp in luxury, Twin Mountain - Mount Washington KOA has cottages, lodges, and cabins for rent. This campground offers plenty of amenities, including a dog park, swimming pool, and a snack bar. The prices will vary depending on your vehicle size.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: Fire ring, camping store, and picnic tables

Dolly Copp Campground

Dolly Copp Campground is an excellent place to reconnect with nature. Along the 3.5 miles of driving loops, you will find over 177 campsites at this location. While it is located in the middle of a national park, this campground is far from primitive. There are flush toilets, trailheads, and a historic log visitor center. Hookups are available, but there is a fee of $12 per day. The standard sites cost about $25 per vehicle.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes, at select sites

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: Secluded location

Crawford Notch Campground

This family-owned campground is nestled in the heart of the White Mountains. If you want to park your RV near the majestic mountains and unspoiled wilderness, this is the perfect place for your next vacation. Crawford Notch Campground offers log cabins and campsites. For those who want to hike or bike, several trails wrap around this campsite. This relaxing spot is also close to all the local attractions in the area. The prices change throughout the year, but you can expect to spend around $40 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes, at select sites

  • Electrical hookup: Yes, at select sites

  • Sewer hookup: Yes, at select sites

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other features: General store, laundry, and dishwashing station

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What to Do at
Mount Washington State Park

Inside Mount Washington State Park

Mount Washington State Park is home to the Historic Tip Top House. This historic building, renovated in 1986, is the second stone house built on the summit. Today, you can visit this location and see the historic furnishings in the building. If you are looking for some recreational fun, Mount Washington State Park is filled with many opportunities. Hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are some of the most popular activities. 

Outside Mount Washington State Park

Mount Washington State Park is just outside several small towns in New Hampshire. There are plenty of places to stock up your RV or take a break to enjoy a home-cooked meal. When you are in Gorham, Jackson, or Bartlett, make sure to stop by these locations. 


The Notch Grille

If you are in the mood for an elegant meal, then book a table at The Notch Grille. The restaurant uses products from local farms, distilleries, and breweries. In the dining room, you can see a breathtaking view of Mount Washington. You might want to complement your meal with a tasting of the restaurant's own private-label vodka.

Type: American

Location: 979 NH-16, Gorham, NH 03581

Madeline’s Deli

For a quick meal, stop by Madeline’s Deli. This little sandwich shop is located at the Wentworth Golf Club. It offers plenty of grab-and-go items, such as homemade soups and fresh salads. Madeline's Deli makes sandwiches using artisan bread. There is a patio available to enjoy your meal in the fresh air and sunshine.

Type: American

Location: 148 Main St, Jackson, NH 03846


North Conway Hannaford

The North Conway Hannaford offers a bit of everything for local shoppers. You can pick up some goodies from the salad bar or get a lobster at the fish counter. Check-cashing services are available at the North Conway Hannaford. In addition, this store has a wide selection of grocery and meat items to help you create a delicious meal in your RV.

Location: 32 Mountain Valley Blvd, North Conway, NH 03860


If you want to visit a big-box store, Walmart is located in nearby Gorham. You can find a large selection of products. For a picnic, grab some items from the deli or bakery. Stock up your vehicle with some of the household goods. If you need to fill a prescription, this Walmart does have a pharmacy.

Location: 561 Main St, Gorham, NH 03581

Local Grocer

If you want to get some natural and organic products for your vacation, Local Grocer is just the place for you. This organic store is located in North Conway, and it offers locally sourced cheese, produce, meats, and groceries. You can even find a wide selection of natural supplements and specialty products.

Location: 3358 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860


White Mountain National Forest

This national forest was established in 1918, and it is located near Mount Washington State Park. If you love to hike, there are 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail that you can explore. This park is a great place for skiing in the winter or camping during the summer.

Location: 8 State Route 17, Waitsfield, Vermont 05673

Mount Washington Cog Railway

The Mount Washington Cog Railway is also called The Cog. It is the first mountain-climbing railway in the world. You can take a ride on this modern marvel. Some of the mountain grades are rated over 25%, and it is considered the second-steepest railway in the world. Biodiesel engines power the trains, but some railway locomotives continue to use coal-fired steam.

Location: 3168 Base Station Rd, Bretton Woods, NH 03589

Conway Scenic Railroad

When you ride this historic train, you can see the true beauty of the area. A trip on the Conway Scenic Railroad is a five-hour journey that takes you through the Mount Washington Valley. The 1950s-era streamline train is designed to recreate the experience of traveling on a transcontinental train. You can even choose a luxurious ride in the premier-class cars.

Location: 38 Norcross Circle, PO Box 1947, North Conway, NH 03860

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How to Get to
Mount Washington State Park

If you drive to Mount Washington State Park, you will have to travel on the Mount Washington Auto Road. The toll road extends from Route 16 in Green's Giant to Pinkham Notch. Once you are on the Auto Road, you can follow the signs to Mount Washington State Park. 

Entering Mount Washington State Park

Mount Washington State Park is open throughout the year. However, in some weather conditions, the mountain peaks may be off-limits to visitors. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Mount Washington State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Mount Washington State Park?

The best time of year to visit Mount Washington State Park is in the fall. The colors are vivid. The leaves on trees at higher elevations tend to peak in the first or second week of October.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Mount Washington State Park?

The park is known to be home to a variety of wildlife. Animals that visitors can spot while visiting the park include red squirrels, moose, black bears, pine marten, black-capped chickadees, porcupines, and more.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Mount Washington State Park?

Mount Washington State Park sits at the summit of Mount Washington. There are no camping spots within the park. There are several RV campgrounds located near Mount Washington that RVers can enjoy while visiting the State Park.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Mount Washington State Park and what is the cost?

There are no RV camping spots located in the park. However, three campgrounds outside the park include Crawford Notch Campground, Twin Mount-Mount Washington, and Dolly Copp Campground. Reservations are required, and the reservation fee is $6.50.

Are pets allowed at Mount Washington State Park?

Mount Washington State Park allows pets in designated areas only. Pets are to be on a leash and attended to at all times. Owners are responsible for the actions of their pets.