Enhancing a Recreational Resource
Dolly Copp Campground is an important recreational resource in northern New Hampshire’s White Mountains, situated within a rugged and inspiring natural setting. Established in 1921, it is the largest USFS camping facility in the northeast.
The LA Group assisted the USFS in the preparation of plans for Dolly Copp Campground to renovate the campground and accommodate future use without compromising the historic character of the site. Special attention was paid to ensuring tent sites could coexist with RV sites, designs would blend the natural, historical, and cultural characters, and new work would integrate seamlessly with Civilian Conservation Corp-era projects.
Scope of work included geotechnical investigation, preparation of design development and construction documents including cost estimates and specifications, and associated permit applications to state and federal agencies. Scope also included close coordination with concurrent utility engineering contracted by others.
- Roads and site renovation, including a replacement bridge for the main campground road
- Design of a new loop road for volunteer RV sites
- Replacement of a gatehouse
- New entry design
- Signage package for over 100 signs including a facility I.D. sign
- Kiosk with directory
- Accessible pathways to new comfort stations
- Renovation of all camp sites