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posted Jun 3, 2020, 5:54 AM by Greg Fitch

W1 SOTA Campout 2020

July 17th Friday  to July 20th Tuesday, 2020

We had a great time camping and activating the past two years with SOTA operators from NH, Maine, CT, VT and SC.  This is an opportunity for those who participate in or have interest in the “Summits on the Air” SOTA program to meet each other, have conversation, learn and activate SOTA summits in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Join in for the entire three night campout or for as many nights as you can or just stop by for a while, it is an informal gathering.

Please email me at: to let me know which site you reserve or if you are interested in stopping by or joining others for dinner at Fabyan’s Restaurant July 18th 6:30pm.

Bob AC1Z Alton, NH 

Location:  Sugarloaf 2 Campground 

This is a rustic campground that has both tent and small RV sites.  Some sites can be reserved and others are a walk-in first come first serve basis.  Half price with senior pass.

Information:  (603)536-6100 White Mountain National Forest U.S. Forest Service


This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at


$20 fee includes site and 1 vehicle. A $5.00 additional fee charged for a 2nd vehicle

Open Season:

mid-May - mid-October

Closest Towns:

Twin Mountain, NH




Vault Toilet

Operated By:

Pro-Sport, Inc


See Web sites below for more info and reservations on campground:

GPS Coordinates: 44.25806, -71.50444 or 44°15'29"N, 71°30'16"W

Note: There are two other campsites- Sugarloaf 1 located within walking distance next to Sugarloaf 2 and Zealand a short distance down the road. Full hookup sites campgrounds within 15 minute drive at Amonoosuc Campground Twin Mountain, NH 03595 Phone: 603.846.5527and Beech Hill CampgroundTwin Mountain, NH 03595 Phone: 603-846-5521.


Activities include

SOTA Activating during the Day - July 17th to 20th, 2020 – Let others know your activation plans for Summit to Summits.

Friday July 17th – Initial gathering, conversation, campfire, Food and Drink at 6:30pm.  Bring your favorite SOTA gear, pictures, videos, etc. to share with others.

Saturday July 18th - Meet at Fabyan’s Restaurant for dinner at 6:30pm.  Located 10 minutes from Sugarloaf 2 campground.

Sunday July 19th and Monday July 20th  -  More SOTA Activating and gatherings. 

Some SOTA Summits near Sugarloaf 2 Campground

All suggested trails are designated and maintained except as noted.  Other trails or ways to summits are possible.

Listed in order of driving time from campground to parking - source: Google maps:

  • Mt. Hale – W1/HA-157-10 points – 8 minute Drive to Hale Brook Trailhead – Hale Brook Trail 2.2 miles to summit 4054ft. - Elevation Gain 2200ft -No view at summit but large open area where a tower was easy to set up antenna.
  • Mt Field -W1-HA-018-10 points - 11 min drive to parking lot next to AMC Highland Center Trailhead across railroad tracks - Avalon trail 2.7 miles to summit 4340 ft. -Elevation Gain 2640 ft. – View at lookout and small open area for antenna.
  • Mt. Martha-W1/HA-020- 6 points – 12 minute drive to Cherry Mtn Trail 1.8mile hike to summit 3563 ft. – Elevation Gain 1800 ft. – Open area at summit with nice view of Mt. Washington.

Plus more, for more info contact AC1Z