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Overview of Wildwood Campground

Wildwood Campground is located in the White Mountain National Forest, known for its breathtaking scenery, hiking trails, and clear mountain streams. It's a popular spot for those who enjoy outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. The campground typically offers basic amenities suited to tent and RV campers, though specifics can vary by location within the forest.

Location and Access

The campground is situated in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest. Access to the campground generally requires driving on mountain roads which can be narrow and winding.

  • Exact Address: You'll want to use a current GPS device or map for accurate directions, and it is wise to check the White Mountain National Forest website or contact the ranger district for the latest road conditions and access information.

Campground Amenities

Amenities at Wildwood Campground are likely to be rustic and include:

  • Campsites: Tent pads, fire rings, and picnic tables are commonly provided.
  • Toilet Facilities: Usually, there are vault toilets available.
  • Water Sources: Drinking water should be accessible, but at times you might have to bring your own or treat water from nearby streams.

Activities

  • Hiking: The area is known for excellent hiking trails ranging from easy to challenging.
  • Fishing: Streams and rivers nearby might be stocked with fish, offering good prospects for anglers.
  • Wildlife Viewing: White Mountain National Forest is home to a variety of wildlife; you might spot deer, moose, and numerous bird species.

Campsite Reservations

Reservations for campsites at Wildwood Campground can usually be made in advance through a website like Recreation.gov or by contacting the ranger district directly. During peak season, it's advisable to book early.

Fees and Permits

There is typically a nightly fee for camping, which varies with the type of site. You may also need a parking pass or a recreational fee for your vehicle during your stay. Additionally, if you plan on backcountry hiking or camping, a separate permit might be required.

Season of Operation

The campground is generally open from late spring through early fall, but exact dates change yearly depending on weather conditions. During the off-season, services can be limited or non-existent.

Rules and Regulations

  • Campfires: Due to the risk of forest fires, restrictions on campfires often apply. If allowed, use designated rings and never leave fires unattended.
  • Pets: Most federal campgrounds allow pets, but they must be kept on a leash and under control at all times.
  • Leave No Trace: All garbage and waste should be packed out, and the natural environment should be disturbed as little as possible.

Safety and Preparation

  • Weather: The mountain weather can change rapidly; be prepared for cool temperatures and rain, even in summer.
  • Bears and Wildlife: Proper food storage is essential to deter wildlife from entering your campsite.
  • Emergency Services: Cell phone service can be spotty; always let someone know your plans and expected return time.

Contact Information

For the most current information, including campground status, fees, and reservations:

  • Forest Supervisor Office: +1 (603) 536-6100
  • Reservations: Visit www.recreation.gov or call the reservation line.

Before you plan a trip, it's always best to check the official White Mountain National Forest website for the latest updates on conditions, closures, and alerts.

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