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1464 US Route 302
Harts Location, NH 03812
Phone: 603-374-2272
Willey House: 603-374-0999

Activities and Amenities


Crawford Notch State Park has 5,775 acres providing access to numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, fishing, wildlife viewing, and spectacular mountain views. Crawford Notch State Park is rich in history with the famous Willey House. The campground in the park is Dry River Campground and offers 36 wooded sites. Dry River Campground Information.

Operating Schedule

 *Operating dates and times are subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.

Days/Hours: Camping Rate Per Night
Willey House Visitor Center: Mon – Fri: 9-4:30, Sat-Sun: 9-5

Dry River Campground: Primitive camping – 4/22/22,
Fulltime – 5/6/22

$25 (no hook-ups)

Dry River Campground Map  |  Dry River Campground Information/Policies


Please note: The main operating season for the campground is Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Outside of the main camping season, (early spring and late fall) camping is first come, first serve and weather permitting. Staffing, services, and facilities may be limited during this time. Please use iron ranger (self-service pay station) to make payment.

Are pets allowed at Crawford Notch State Park?

Leashed pets are permitted in all areas of the park except inside the Willey House. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Keep Your Parks Clean

Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Visit our Accessibility for All webpage at For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.

Notice: Drone Use is Restricted
Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permitted to take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.





Google Reviews

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  • Prithviraj Kadiyala
    Prithviraj Kadiyala
    3 months ago

    The hike to get to the top was along a stream. Making it more exciting to jump around and avoid getting into water. Lots of fall foliage to look around while hiking. The trail was very clean and a couple of big streams to cross made it more fun to get across the rocks while balancing and cheering people. The hike feels a little longer than what is written on All trails but nevertheless the views from the top were worth it. We enjoyed the hike to get to the top and we sat there almost an hour to take in all the views. It's also a wonderful location to spot the scenic train in the midst of the fall colors.

  • J ennifer
    J ennifer
    4 months ago

    Wonderful views and hikes if the weather cooperates. No cell service with Verizon or AT&T. Camped at dry river campground. Huge site, but very tight to get in and out with a big camper (we have a 30' bumper pull). No electric. Water at campground. No dump station. Yes dumpster. Many hikers on the Appalachian trail. Great waterfalls.

  • Stephen Priest
    Stephen Priest
    5 months ago

    WOW 😲! My first 🥇 time visiting was as a kid, but, even though I enjoyed the views, camping and swimming in the streams, I didn't enjoy being carsick. I visited on and off in my younger years. I brought my son for snow tubing. My last visit was by train 🚂🚃 from North Conway. Now, I'm exploring NH waterfalls, trails and history. Crawford has it all, including camping, swimming, breathtaking views and the possibilities of seeing wildlife such as bears 🐻 or moose. Places I have visited that I recommend; Ripley, not the woman who fought Aliens, and Arethusa Falls, Davis Path trail, Silver Cascade and Willey House and Pond and trail. Driving RT 302, you 🙈 see so much! My heart breaks when I have to leave! I recommend a visit!

  • Diana Smith
    Diana Smith
    3 months ago

    Fairly easy hike. About 3 miles round trip. The waterfall is beautiful. Lots of dogs :) my pups loved it. Can get fairly busy, we saw lots of ppl on the trail. Several big parking lots.

  • Su Huggett
    Su Huggett
    3 months ago

    My brother recently married at Willey House Dam, Crawford Notch. An incredibly special place for them as some of their earliest memories with each other started there. The team at Willey House were incredible as a glad flood had come through 2 days earlier. They watched the dam levels and helped to clean it before the big day.

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