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Seeing the Sights on a Shoestring: National Parks Passes

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Here in New Hampshire, all of the White Mountain National Forest Campgrounds honor the National Parks passes. This allows campers to camp for half price. In some places you may need reservations. Some of the campgrounds do not have showers, while some have many conveniences. Picnic tables are always provided, and water within walking distance.

Some places provide an evening program. Our favorite campgrounds are located along the Kancamaugus Highway.

You can learn more about passes at

You can learn more about the "Kanc" at

Evening programs often include a book for children like this one:

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAYOTIC 7/26/2013 10:02AM

    We have our park pass ready to go....we'll be headed for the Teton's soon!

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RLEEGIRL 7/25/2013 9:03AM

    Love Passaconaway campground on the Kanc.....we camped many years there with our we usually go on the bearcamp river in ossipee kayaking but we still love the white mountains..

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1CRAZYDOG 7/24/2013 4:42PM

    Hugs and thank you for the information!

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/24/2013 11:15AM

    We get park passes, but I didn't know you get a discount on camping -- although it's been so long since we've camped.

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LINDAKAY228 7/24/2013 10:23AM

    That looks like such a wonderful area! Around my area there are a lot of places to camp that are pretty cheap, and places to camp where there is nothing since I live on the edge of the forest. There are also some that are more highly developed. Every weekend I keep saying I'm going to throw my tent in my car and go camp for a night or two. We don't have any national parks close to where I live. But still lots of places to go have fun on a budget!

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PYNETREE 7/24/2013 9:46AM

    Sadly at our age most of our camping days are behind us. But we have great memories of camping through the years.
We have toyed around with maybe trying a cabin rental.
The park our daughter, her husband and our 3 grandsons, go to, does have these cute little cabins. Maybe next year....


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WILSONWR 7/24/2013 9:22AM

    Thanks again for the great info!

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SANDRALEET 7/24/2013 9:08AM

    Have fun learn grow

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MSLZZY 7/24/2013 7:22AM

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SWEETNEEY 7/24/2013 7:15AM

    This is wonderful. I'll put camping on my bucket list.

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RD03875 7/24/2013 7:00AM

    I love driving the Kanc

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NASFKAB 7/24/2013 6:16AM


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EDLEAR 7/24/2013 6:12AM

    Hiking off the Kancamaugus is my favorite in that area. Honestly, it never occurred to me camp there.

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