Tucked into the expansive wilds of New Hampshire there are a fair number of campgrounds. Surprisingly, not many of them ring Lake Winnipesaukee. Most New Hampshire campgrounds are more solitary places where you will be left to yourself to enjoy the stillness of nature.
This relative isolation and quiet is part of what drives the thriving camping industry in New Hampshire. A popular outdoor destination, the usual thrill-seekers are mostly contained to the ski slopes and bike trails. Few venture into these secluded campgrounds, but you may encounter some hikers traveling along the famed Appalachian Trail.
For RV enthusiasts, there are many places to park your vehicle and much to do at these sights convenient to many of New Hampshire's best attractions. History buffs can enjoy a train ride on a historical train, kids can slide through tunnels at one of New Hampshire's water parks. RV campgrounds are generally closer to the bigger cities than tent sites, although there are some tent sites available at most RV campgrounds.
New Hampshire also has a unique policy on boats from out of state. If you bring your boat and use it in a lake, you do not have to register it in New Hampshire as long as it's registered in another state and you don't stay for more than 30 days.
The campground at Edward McDowell Lake is a great place to base your trip if you're going to be boating and fishing and swimming. All activities can be accommodated from the Edward McDowell campground and you won't have to take up your vacation trying to bend your activities to fit the group's schedule.
New Hampshire has many great parks and attractions that you should check out if you're going camping in the state. You can find out more about them here.
New Hampshire National Parks
New Hampshire State Parks