Cannon Cliff Camping Options


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BrianKostelnik57 · Jul 27, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 0
Heading up to Cannon in a couple of weekends. The Franconia Notch SP campground is booked solid. There are plenty of "family campgrounds" and hotels in the area, but neither option is ideal.

Can anyone recommend a good option for a primitive site on USFS land that's not too much of a drive?

Thanks in advance

beach · Jul 27, 2016 · Portland, ME · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 44
check out the zealand campground, they have a ton of sites, but they may also be booked up. Its also right at the trailhead for mt. oscar and middle sugarloaf if you were feeling like cragging or some less adventurous multi pitch

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Cannon+Mountain+Ski+Area,+260+Tramway+Drive,+Franconia,+NH+05380/Zealand+Campground,+Zealand+Road,+Jefferson,+NH+03583/@44.2300121,-71.7571241,35233m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x4cb47c627ab4ffeb:0x28e45cd5109f63d3!2m2!1d-71.701047!2d44.178157!1m5!1m1!1s0x4cb477ce8df3c661:0xfe4a4ef0c4f55dd7!2m2!1d-71.5005951!2d44.2645683

John Husky · Jul 27, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2011 · Points: 0
Tripoli Road is close to Cannon. South on 93 just past the Kanc as I recall.

edward pinskey · Jul 30, 2016 · bethlehem NH · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 400
Get a national forest spot early they fill up fast

Eric Chabot · Jul 30, 2016 · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 20
I've seen folks sleeping in the parking lot. Not sure if it's what you want but if you get an alpine start I don't think you'd have a problem. Haven't been there in a couple years though.

Sam Fox · Jul 30, 2016 · Burlington, VT · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 210
I tried sleeping in the parking lot last year and got thrown out at 3am by a state trooper. My .02 head into the nearby National forest, find a place to park, hike away from the road and camp in the woods. It's legal, cheap, and easy.

Zach Andersson · Jul 31, 2016 · Mass · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0
Lafayette camp ground is right there that's where I camp usually and I love it .

Greg Pouliot · Aug 1, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 0
There's a great option for indoor camping at Greg's house in rumney. He's a great guy, and only lives 35 minutes from the trailhead.

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