Gale River Loop Road

White Mountain National Forest

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Gale River Trail
Bethlehem, NH 03574
603-536-6100
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GPS: 44.2398, -71.6201

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 1454 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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TigerNomad
Sun Valley, ID
Provan Astro Tiger XL
95 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Site Number: 4

TigerNomad would stay here again

“Free Camping in the East Does Exist!”

Reviewed Jul 13, 2017

Overall Rating

Gale River Loop Road is a free camping area maintained by the White Mountain National Forest. Camping is allowed only in designated sites, which are easy to identify. Each designated site has a number and a rule board.

Entrance on Gale River Trail is on a well graded dirt road, passable to any vehicle. Most of the sites are designed for tents and small rigs like campervan and truck campers, but there are a few sites suitable for a large travel trailer.

Sites are in a wooded area and are well spaced apart. Camped mid-week and saw little traffic (though there is a popular trailhead nearby, if you camp in one of the sites between the main road and the trailhead you'll likely see more cars). It was quiet and comfortable.

14 day limit and 15 people max per site. Pets must be leashed. Pack it in, pack it out. No bathrooms.

No cell service here, closest service is 10 minutes down the road in Bethlehem.

This is a great spot for the night or for the week. Highly recommend.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Pets:
  • pets

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