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Ellacoya State Park

Route 11, Scenic Drive, Gilford, NH 03246
603-293-7821
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Gilford
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This park includes a beach for swimming on Lake Winnipesaukee.
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This park includes a beach for swimming on Lake Winnipesaukee.
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This state park is absolutely beautiful! Very large shoreline, crystal clear water. The water is quite cold, but very refreshing. The bathrooms were kept clean throughout the day. Plenty of picnic tables to eat at. Many tables in the shade to get out of the hot sun.There is also a small camp store on the premises.The store offers cold drinks,... More 

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Revere, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

this place is never crowded and never littered. plenty of shade and the fishing is pretty good. i have been to many state parks and this is one of our family favorites. its just far enough away from boston for a day trip.

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boston
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Nothing to dislike! The beach is a wide shallow sand bar (don't boat here!). This makes it very safe for young children. The water is fresh and clean. The sand is clean and soft... Did I mention that there really isn't anything to dislike about this location ;-)

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A well organized triathlon for many years now, but for the parking. Volunteers could be given a bit more courtesy.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great place for the Timberman Triathlon. The lake is beautiful and so clean. It is a nice set up for the race.

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Canaan, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This state park was such a pleasant surprise. Beautiful views of the mountains. Big enough to not feel crowded. Clean and well maintained. Dressing rooms and bathrooms were nice but would have liked a shower. Will be going back again and again.

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New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Practically grew up on the 'Big Lake' & Ellacoya has one of the best views around. Small NH State RV Campground, quiet & close to local attractions... My sister & her family stay there for a week every summer... just lovely....

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ellacoya State Park is a wonderful place to spend the day in the Lakes Region. A beautiful, sandy beach and wonderful picnic site. You can see across the water to the White Mountains, and even watch the MS Mount Washington make its run across the lake.

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Maryland, USA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
45 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great swimming lake. Cheap like 4$ to get in. Bring your grill and chairs and food and activities and spend the day. Did not like the port a potties. I just prefer a bathroom. Only downside in my opinion. A little rocky, water shoes are preferable. Plenty of shade, but some mosquitoes too.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a really nice campground and very close to many attractions. It is well maintained and the camp staff was very friendly. I would not hesitate to come back for a moment. There is very little car traffic in the campground so it is a good place for small children to bike around. There is plenty of space between... More 

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