Lafayette Campground

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Lafayette Campground

New Hampshire

(603) 823-9513

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Things To Do

Overview

In the heart of Franconia Notch State Park, Lafayette Place Campground is the camping and hiking hub for the park. It provides a great base from which to enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and many attractions in the White Mountains. Information about hiking trails, safety, and the natural and cultural history of the park is available at the cabin near the campground entrance. There is a registration desk within the main lodge which offers a selection of camping supplies. Each campsite is wooded and has a picnic table, car parking, and an open fireplace. There are coin-operated showers and a camp store.

Information about Franconia Notch State Park's history can be obtained from the cabin at the front entrance of Lafayette campground. Popular with visitors is touring where the Old Man of the Mountain once was. Also within the park is the Flume Gorge Visitor Center, the aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, a portion of the Appalachian Trail, and the New England Ski Museum.

Map of Lafayette Campground (NH)

Latitude, Longitude: 44.142654, -71.684596

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    There are many bike paths throughout Franconia Notch State Park, one of which starts right off of Lafayette Campground and travels through Old Forest where bikers can see patches of unlogged forest. There are also mountain bike trails.

  • Camping

    Lafayette Campground provides 97 wooded tent sites, 88 of which are by reservation only, two are for youth group reservations, and seven are for first come, first served campers. Self service, self pay camping with limited staffing and facilities is available during the off-season.

  • Fishing

    There are many fishing opportunities in Franconia's lakes.

  • Hiking

    There are hiking paths of varying difficulty and elevation throughout the park, all of which are easily accessible from the centrally located Lafayette Campground.

  • Historic Sites

    Information about Franconia Notch State Park's history can be obtained from the cabin at the front entrance of Lafayette campground. Take a trip to see the spot where the Old Man of the Mountain once was. Also within the park is the Flume Gorge Visitor Center, the aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, a portion of the Appalachian Trail, and the New England Ski Museum.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic tables within each campsite, as well as opportunities to picnic throughout the park.

  • Water Sports

    Park visitors enjoy access to swimming, as well as canoeing and a boat dock within the park.

Seasonality/Weather

Self service, self pay camping with limited staffing and facilities is available during the off-season.

Directions

Driving

Franconia Notch State Park is located on I-93 - the following exit numbers will help you when in the notch. There are pull-offs between Exit 34A & 34B.

Exit 34A - Flume Gorge & Gilman Visitor's Center

The Basin Pull-Off, located on both the northbound and southbound. Hiker Parking, on the northbound side. Lafayette Campground and Hiker Parking, on the southbound side only. Boise Rock, on the northbound side only. Old Man Viewing, on northbound side only, access off exit 34B as well.

Exit 34B - Cannon Mountain Tramway, New England Ski Museum, Old Man Viewing and Museum, Bike Rentals & Repair Shop

Exit 34C - Echo Lake Beach, Cannon RV Park, Peabody Base Lodge

For lodging options, call one of the following lodging bureaus: Franconia Notch Chamber 800-237-9007; Lincoln/Woodstock Lodging Bureau 800-227-4191.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(603) 823-9513

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