A Great Family Camping Destination | Bear Brook State Park N.H.

RV Camping Tips & Reviews
Bear Brook State Park Entrance | 2013
Bear Brook State Park Entrance | 2013

Bear Brook State Park is a great family camping destination.

Our family has camped all over the country, and in some amazing places.

However, Bear Brook will be one of the most special places Marcus, Bryce, and I have camped. 

Not because it is so beautiful. It certainly is beautiful. Not because of the amazing views, or amenities. This campground is special to us because it was the first campground. It was the first place the boys and I camped. Bear Brook is the place that we fell in love with camping and getting outside. This is ultimately the reason why we RV travel, and camp. Our purpose is to create lifelong memories with our family, and this was the start!. 

Of course, this first camping trip was pre-RV. So yes, we camped in a tent! 

Our Very First Camp Set Up
Our Very First Camp Set Up

Where Bear Brook State Park is Located 

Camping at Bear Brook is done at the Beaver Pond Campground inside of the State Park at 600 Lower Road, Deerfield N.H. 

From I-93 take exit 9N onto Route 3/28 North and follow signs to Bear Brook State Park. 

From I-95 take Route 4 West to Route 28 South and follow signs to Bear Brook. 

To access the camping areas, you will travel approximately four miles from the junction of Deerfield Road and Route 28, turning right onto Podunk Road. Once on Podunk Road, there is a fork in the road, visitors will take a left to reach the main campground.

Bear Brook Campground Review

The Bear Brook campground is your typical State Park campground. It includes a small camp store with most of your camping needs, souvenirs, and snacks. The campground also offers canoe and kayak rentals, coin-operated showers, ice, and firewood. 

There are miles of hiking trails in the park. Most campers enjoy spending the day hiking, biking, fishing, and just relaxing around this quiet oasis. 

For the younger children, there is a good-sized, and relatively new, playground. We certainly spent plenty of time at the playground! 

The State Park Rangers also offer guided hikes, and other educational activities throughout the day. 

If you are looking for a quiet place to camp, and escape all the craziness of everyday life, then this is a great campground for you. We highly recommend Bear Brook for a getaway, and a place to enjoy the outdoors.

 Tent Camping At Bear Brook State Park | Pre-CapeRvTravelers 

Bear Brook State Park Camping

This first camping trip was one to remember. We had our tent packed, some food, a dutch oven (the first time we ever used one), and headed to New Hampshire. Of course, it was just the boys because Mom is NOT a fan of tent camping. Hence, the future purchase of the RV!

This was a quick weekend trip for the three of us up to New Hampshire. During this weekend trip, we learned some important lessons. 

The Elusive Rubber Cobra
The Elusive Rubber Cobra

Things we learned at Bear Brook 

  1. Cooking pizza in a dutch oven is not as easy as it sounds. 
  2. Make sure all the doors to the minivan are closed at night, or you’ll end up with a dead battery. 
  3. Spiders enjoy sleeping under the rain tarp on top of the tent. 
  4. Check the air mattresses BEFORE you leave home. 
  5. There is nothing better than spending time away from home, work, and school with your family hunting rubber snakes, chasing each other around the playground, hanging around the campfire, and relaxing with your family.

Our Return To Bear Brook…In The RV

Bear Brook State Park Entrance | 2018
Bear Brook State Park Entrance | 2018

Our trip to Bear Brook was full of laughs, and memories. The one thing missing was Mom. She doesn’t like to camp in tents or sleeping on the ground. This was one of the motivators behind purchasing an RV. We could get her to go with us but instead of camping, we would now be going Glamping! 

So we returned to Bear Brook, but this time in the RV with all of us including Mom. 

The campground does allow RVs. However, there are no hookups inside the park. 

Again, we spent a weekend here relaxing in the New Hampshire air, kayaking, hiking, bike riding, and making memories with the family.

CapeRvTravelers at Bear Brook State Park
CapeRvTravelers at Bear Brook State Park

The Evolution of CapeRvTravelers

When we packed our tent, and cooler, into that mini-van and headed to New Hampshire for a weekend we had no idea what the future held. 

We would have never believed that our camping adventures that started in a tent, sleeping on the ground, in the woods of New Hampshire, would take us all over the country. It would eventually, many years later, lead to the creation of this website and CapeRvTravelers. 

Of course, over time we evolved from sleeping on air mattresses on the ground to the comforts of a bed in an RV. We evolved from trying to keep the food cold in a cooler for a weekend to grabbing something cold out of the refrigerator. 

However, through all the years, all the trips, all the adventures one thing has remained the same. We still pack the same Dutch Oven that we used at Bear Brook and still continue to master the art of cooking over a campfire. 

We still haven’t figured out pizza over the campfire very well, but Bryce has one heck of a dutch oven donut recipe we have mastered! 

We love to hear from our followers. Please leave a comment below. 

How did your camping adventures start? What was your first, or most memorable camping trip? 

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