After spending the day visiting some of the attractions in New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch we decided to spend the night at one of the area KOAs.The Littleton-Lisbon KOA is located on US Route 302, about 5 miles south of Littleton and I-93 exit 42. The campground is quite small (about 60 sites) and tucked between US Route 302 and the Ammonoosuc River. Most of the sites are for tenting or smaller RVs, but there are a few pull-thrus for larger rigs. Check in was quick and the staff was friendly and accommodating and included and escort to our site. Our 38′ class A had a tough time getting into our site and, while we were able to extend our slide-outs we couldn’t put out the awning because of low branches on several large pine trees. A minor problem, considering it was a last-minute call on a summer weekend and we were lucky to get one of the last sites available.
The campground’s interior roads are gravel. Campsites range from tree-shaded to grassy. Most sites are level, although some are a little small for larger RVs. There are several tenting sites right next to the shores of the Ammonoosuc River. The campground also has several Camping Cabins.
The park’s facilities are very clean and well maintained. Amenities include a small pool, hot tub/sauna, game room, snack bar, bike rentals and a nice little playground area for younger kids. The campstore is small but most of the basics (groceries and camping supplies) are in stock.
Pets are permitted here, although enforcement is a little lax… while our site was close to the manager’s residence, there was a nearby site with a dog that barked throughout the nite.
This KOA is in a fairly remote area, with really nothing within walking distance. Littleton, a town of about 4,400 is about 5 miles to the north. It’s the closest place if you’re in the mood for fast food or a Wal-Mart. While theres not much nearby, the Littleton-Lisbon KOA makes a great base to explore northern New Hampshire and Vermont.