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Basin Pond, Chatham

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Basin Pond
Chatham, New Hampshire 03813
Basin Campground webpage
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Chatham

Basin Pond, Chatham
Coordinates: 44.2699642, -71.0198586
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About Basin Pond
Basin Pond is also known as Basin Brook Reservoir.

Basin Campground is located in a rustic, remote part of White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, about 15 miles north of Fryeburg, Maine. It is a small facility with access to hiking and mountain biking trails and proximity to a small pond for fishing and canoeing.

The White Mountains boast pristine forests, clear mountain streams and rivers and the tallest peaks in the Northeast. The forest encompasses nearly 800,000 acres in New Hampshire and western Maine and is one of the most popular in the country.

The campground is in a pleasant mixed hardwood forest a short distance from the 23-acre Basin Pond.

The national forest is home to many species of northern wildlife, including moose, white-tailed deer, and black bear. Almost 200 species of birds, including the rare Bicknell’s Thrush, live in the White Mountains.

Hikers will enjoy exploring the 4.5-mile Basin Trail, which leaves from the campground, and numerous other hiking and mountain biking trails within a short drive.

Trout fishing is available in Basin Pond. The pond’s calm waters are also ideal for canoeing.

The area hosts four alpine and five Nordic ski areas, which provide year-round recreation opportunities such as skiing, hiking, mountain biking, outdoor concerts, interpretive trails, special events, and regional and national skiing and snowboarding races.