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Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Jigger Johnson Campground is a 75-site wooded campground located along the Swift River. The campground is named after Albert Lewis Johnson, nicknamed Jigger Johnson, who was a well-known woodsman during the logging days of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Jigger Johnson spent his entire life in the woods, starting his tenure in logging camps when he was only 12 years old. When the logging industry declined, Jigger Johnson went on to work as a fire warden on Mount Chocorua and Carter Dome before spending some time at a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp and later becoming a trapper.

Open seasonally, campsites are first-come, first-served from late May through mid-October. Each campsite has a picnic table and fireplace, and amenities include flush toilets and accessible showers. Situated along the famous Kancamagus Highway, scenic vistas, great fishing, and hiking trails are just a short drive away. Hike to Champney Falls, climb Mount Chocorua, or take in the view at the Rocky Gorge Scenic Area nearby. A trail within the campground leads down to a pebbly beach beside the Swift River, which makes a great place to cool off on hot days. Another short path leads to the Russell-Colbath Historic Site next door, where you can visit the homestead or walk an interpretive trail.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Open from

May 26 to October 14

Price per night (basic site)

24.00 $ (20.15 €)

Pros

Spacious campsites. Sites near river.

Cons

No reservations.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Pro-Sports, Inc.

Features

ADA accessible
Firewood for sale
Wildlife
Flushing toilets
Historically significant
Near lake or river
Picnic tables
Showers
Potable water
Family friendly

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

75

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

48

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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