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What to do, what to see!

Waterest Campground is surrounded by a great deal of water, thus the name Water-est. The Eastman Brook borders one side and continues on through the property until it reaches the Pemigewasset River. Campers are free to explore down brook to the river and up brook to the Old Swimmin Hole. The Brook itself is generally knee deep but there are pools in it that are neck deep. Many of our campers spend hours building rock dams at the edge of their brook sites to raise the water level and make their own private pools. A gloriously cool activity on one of those hot, hot, humid summer days.

Waterest Pond borders the other side of the campground. The pond is 1000 feet long and 500 feet wide at its widest point. It is fed by natural springs on the shallow end which is about 8 feet deep and deepens to 25 feet at the other end. The sides are very steep and drop off quickly. Because of the steep sides and the depth of the pond we do not allow boating or swimming but you can fish in the pond and since it is less than 10 acres it is considered a private pond and you may fish in it without a state license. You may also observe the resident beavers and their beaver hut.

The property is 100+ acres in size with another pond (Palazzi Pond) across the brook and the Pemigewasset River bordering the south and west. You are welcome to explore it all. Enjoy fishing, swimming and hiking here and all that plus boating, nearby.

We are within easy driving distance of some of the most scenic areas in New Hampshire, like Tripoli Road, the Kancamagus Highway and Franconia Notch Parkway, as well as many of its most famous attractions. Enjoy the opportunities to See A Play, go Horseback Riding, Eat Out, Shop, go Moose Watching, and Biking. Let Waterest Campground be your base for a weekend or for an entire vacation.

Check out these nearby attractions:

Clarks Trading Post Hobo Railroad Loon Mountain

Whalestale Waterpark Flume GorgeCannon Mountain

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