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Moose Brook State Park, Gorham

(4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Moose Brook State Park is a New Hampshire state park in Coos County, New Hampshire in the United States. The park occupies and sits at an elevation of. The park, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, was opened to the public in 1936.HistoryMoose Brook State Park was constructed during the Great Depression by a workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program for young men from unemployed families, established in 1933. As part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal legislation, it was designed to combat unemployment during the Great Depression. The CCC operated in every U.S. state. Young men from all over the country were assigned to the many CCC camps that were constructed in rural areas throughout the United States.Moose Brook State Park is considered to be an excellent example of CCC design. The corps built park facilities and trails using the natural resources that were at hand. Cabins and other facilities were built with rocks and logs that were taken from the land surrounding their construction sites. The original park offices, built by the CCC, are still in use today. Other park facilities that were built by the CCC and are still in use include the bathhouse, campground and swimming area.
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  • We camped for 2 nights in early October 2016. The campground was about half full, with a good mix of campers and tents, but everyone was quiet and respectful. No raging bonfires, no loud generators, j...  more »
  • Did not make reservations for this park, tent camping, but were able to get a good spot. Well maintained and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Not a whole lot of hiking trails.  more »
  • In order to do a long hike we knew we needed to get an early start. We decided to camp at Moose Brook SP to avoid having to drive 2 hours back home after hiking Mt Jefferson. Driving while tired is da...  more »
  • I have stayed at a lot of campgrounds, and this is one of the nicest. The campsites backup to nice green open common areas for everyone to play in. The sites are a good size and not too close together. The warming pool warms up the water before it goes to the swimming area. I came here 25 years ago, and I was happy to see that when I came back it was as good as I remembered.
  • I love this campground. Sites are well spaced. Facilities are good and clean. Rangers are super helpful and friendly.
  • Nice campgrounds, accessable, and a swimming hole!
  • Camped on the edge of a large field. This campground is excellent for those with telescopes! We only needed to walk 25-50 yards to get to a nice location to set up the telescope. Toilets are lit, showers are presently free (until they can fix the coin machine, which apparently won't happen anytime soon)
  • The tent sites that are available by the meadows are the most spacious I've ever seen.