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Things to do While Camping Merrimack NH

Whether your kids or grandkids are way-too-cool-for-you teenagers or scrappy-happy-jump-in-the-mud-puddle toddlers, the prospect of entertaining them at camp can make a normally well-adjusted parent or grandparent quake with fear. Have you ever met a bored toddler? It’s not pretty.

Field and Stream RV Park
(603) 673-4677
Brookline, NH
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Canoeing, Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Play Equipment

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Willard Brook State Forest
(978) 597-8802
Ashby, MA
Campground Availability
Memorial Day thru Labor Day
Services
Standard Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Autumn Hills Campground
(603) 529-2425
Weare, NH
Campground Availability
Early May thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Escort to Site, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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The Pines Campground*
(978) 386-7702
39 Davis Rd
Ashby, MA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Stream Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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The Pines Campground
(800) 421-7116, (978) 386-7702
49 Davis Road
Ashby, MA
Campground Availability
58 Total Camp/RV Sites, 4 20 Amp Service, 50 30 Amp Service, 3 50 Amp Service, 58 Electric and Water, 54 Electric Only, 42 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 4 No Hookups, 58 Tent Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Store,
Recreation
Marina,

Friendly Beaver Campground*
(603) 487-5570
88 Cochran Hill Rd
New Boston, NH
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Angle Pond Grove
(603) 887-4434
Sandown, NH
Campground Availability
15-May thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Cold Springs Camp Resort*
(603) 529-2528
22 Wildlife Dr
Weare, NH
Campground Availability
May 01-Columbus Day
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Berry''s Grove Campground, Inc.
(800) 421-7116, (978) 649-3141
35 Davis St.
Tyngsboro, MA
Campground Availability
24 Total Camp/RV Sites, 25 30 Amp Service, 25 50 Amp Service, 25 Higher Amp Service, 24 Electric and Water, 25 Electric Only, 25 Full Hookups, 25 Seasonal, 25 Sideouts,

Moose Hillock Campground
(603) 764-5294
Warren, NH
Campground Availability
16-May thru 12-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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January 23, 2010 by Brea · 1 Comment  

Meeting Yogi Bear! Whether your kids or grandkids are way-too-cool-for-you teenagers or scrappy-happy-jump-in-the-mud-puddle toddlers, the prospect of entertaining them at camp can make a normally well-adjusted parent or grandparent quake with fear. Have you ever met a bored toddler? It’s not pretty. 

That was one of my concerns when we took our first-ever camping trip (in our hybrid travel trailer). Even though we were only an hour and a half from home, this was a VERY new experience for us…and especially for my 2 year old and 9 month old sons. GULP. I voiced my concern to some fellow campers and a couple said things like, “this is camping…they’ll figure out stuff to do…you don’t have to plan for everything”. That’s nice…in theory. But in this day and age of playrooms with loads of toys, DVDs galore and a million other “distractibles” for kids, I thought that getting back to nature would be a surefire way to bore them to bits. So we did what any highly intelligent, and slightly terrified parents would do…we chose the most kid-friendly campground we could find within 1.5 hours of our home–Yogi Bear’s Jellystone in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. http://www.jellystonepa.com/

Backed in perfectly the FIRST time! Once we arrived, it was time for one of the most anxiety producing times for an RV newbie–backing in to the site. That was a VERY tense couple of minutes with other campers watching intently to see how many (dozen) times it would take us to get it right. Our campsite was almost level and my husband backed that puppy in–with expert navigational counsel from his wife–on the FIRST TRY! No, I’m not lying. Pull up, back in, done. We were set up in no time and ready to experience RVing with our boys.

The place was teeming with kids of all ages, but not in an annoying way at all. The new water-park was AMAZING, but it was a little chilly for us to use. The playground’s huge wooden train play set was immensely fun for my 2 year old as was meeting Yogi Bear and his cohorts. There was this massive (I mean massive-massive) inflatable pillow for kids to bounce on and even a super-cool pedal car track. At 7 that evening, there was a DJed dance party in the outdoor pavilion. It was a sea of hopping, bopping, spinning toddlers. What a great way for the little ones to have fun! Once the young kids went back to camp, the teenagers skulked out of the woodwork like only teenagers can.

Of course we roasted marshmallows and hot dogs on sticks over the fire, which was just a wee bit magical for my husband and me…what we always imagined RVing with our little ones would be. The boys did their fair share of pressing the awning button…repeatedly…and flipping the water heater switch on and off. But all in all it was a stress-free (yay!) long weekend for our little family. What a fantastic experience for newbies like us. Plus, we were VERY close to the Strasburg Railroad who hosts Thomas the Ta...

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