• Amanda Perkins

Country Bumpkins Campground Review | Franconia Notch Lincoln NH Camping

The Franconia Notch just north of Lincoln NH is my favorite place to go in the White Mountains. There is so much to do and explore in the Notch! For ideas on what to do while visiting the Notch click here!

We took Callie The Camper up to Lincoln NH on a beautiful long August weekend in 2022. Country Bumpkins Campground is a small (and I mean small) family owned campground. On their website you can submit a reservation request. After filling the form out I received a phonecall, so reservations are done mainly over the phone. There was only one site left when I put in our request so we ended up at site 33. This was actually the biggest site and we ended up really enjoying it. It is RIGHT next to the playground, but that worked out perfect for us and our kids. There are sites right next to the Pemigewasset river, but most of these are tent sites. There are a couple water/electric sites near the river and if I were going to pick one to camp at it would definitely be site 22. Site 20 is a close third, if you don’t mind people occasionally walking by to get to the river.

Once we arrived it wasn’t very obvious where to check in or where the entrance was. We ended up having to back up our trailer after checking in to get to the beginning of the loop.

My first impressions were that it was a very small campground with not a whole lot of space. It was so tight that my husband had to help someone back in their travel trailer to their spot because they kept jack knifing the trailer. It seemed clean and well maintained though.

Each campsite is equipped with a fire pit (and grill attachment) and a picnic table. Country Bumpkins offers tent sites, water/electric, and full hookup sites. There are no trees or barriers between sites though, so if you aren’t at the end of the line of full hookup sites, you will be opening up your camper door to the view of someone’s sewer hose. At the bathrooms there was a dish water dumping pit and a trash can (both were well maintained). There are showers at this campground and they looked clean and well maintained.

There is very little privacy at this campground. We typically love lots of trees and vegetation between campsites, and this did not have that.

There was a very small dumping station that one could use if they didn’t have full hookups.

Cell service and Wi-Fi were excellent everywhere in the campground. That was a huge plus especially if you plan on doing any work while staying here.

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