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Address: Off Route 31, Washington, NH
Phone Number: +1 603-863-2860

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Great Place to camp! We will return!

We camped here Labor Day weekend. We will definitely come back again! We stayed at site 12, which was a little more open than we normally prefer but it was a great site for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Milford, Connecticut
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Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We camped here Labor Day weekend. We will definitely come back again! We stayed at site 12, which was a little more open than we normally prefer but it was a great site for a family. It was on the water, but the site was actually much closer to the road with a lot of trees in between it and... More 

Thank K S
Palacios, Texas
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Beautiful park. Enjoyed the quiet nights sleep and the sound of loons during the evening. Before leaving the next morning, stopped at the office and waited for staff to arrive so we could pay. The woman that arrived was unsavory to say the least. Maybe she wasn't ready for Monday, but her attitude wasn't becoming of a State park employee.... More 

1 Thank CypressTrout
New Hampshire
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We only camped here one night because the campground at Mt Sunapee State Park wasn't open for the season yet. This campground was good for its quiet, rustic feel, with plenty of loon sounds. I wouldn't recommend camping here in May since the black flies were nonstop, even though we came prepared with bug nets, it would definitely be a... More 

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Lempster, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

My friend and I didn't have full day for hiking so I suggested hiking in Pillsbury State Park since its close to us. I had been snowmobiling and kayaking there before and she had never been. We chose the hike to Balanced Rock since I had heard it was interesting. It was longer than it looked on the map but... More 

1 Thank 22dive
New Hampshire
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

This park is not near an interstate so it's a bit of ways from anywhere. But it's quiet, picturesque and beautiful. 7200+ acres, 35 camping sites, a small camp store, a picnic area with two swings and a slide. The picnic area is level and has a nearby accessible outhouse.

Thank Monadocks
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

This is a really nice, out of the way state park with a beautiful pair of ponds for kayaking (but not swimming). There is at least one pair of common loons on the pond that may provide evening calls. The campsites are basic, with pit toilets and water spigots only. There are canoes and kayaks for rent, and a couple... More 

Thank Paul D
Danvers, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

I camped at Pillsbury largely because I had never been to that part of New Hampshire. It's a basic straight up campground, and what I liked most about this place was its availability of remote sites, and also the privacy and quiet I was able to get at a regular site down at the end. Most of the sites also... More 

3 Thank Bill190190
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Really love this campground. Although we are car campers with a 10 year old, we like private and rustic. We had a remote site that requires carrying all your stuff. It is worth the trouble. Pit toilets are fine. Bring big water holder because spigots are far apart. Canoed on pond and just hiked and relaxed. There is a small... More 

3 Thank dianeargie
Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

A good "pet friendly" primitive/ rustic style campground in NH that is not too far from Boston or Providence. Site #22 is a walk in site(short walk- only 29 paces) that has the most privacy. The sites located near the lake are very open and too close to each other in my opinion. The 8- mile round trip to Lucia's... More 

3 Thank DorothyLynn
Rutland, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Had a nice stay this past weekend. Quiet campground,actual woods. No rec halls, arcades and trailers with cable tv. Great lake to canoe on and rentals at office. Water is dense with plant life and there is no swimming. Pit toilets clean enough . Water can be a hike depending on where you are. Nice trip overall

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