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Ellacoya State Park

Route 11, Scenic Drive, Gilford, NH 03246
603-293-7821
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Gilford
Type: State Parks
Description: This park includes a beach for swimming on Lake Winnipesaukee.
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Revere
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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7 reviews 7 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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10 reviews 10 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Billerica, MA, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

2 Memorial Day weekends in a row, that should tell you something. This place is amazing, very flat, easy setup, three-way hookups, nice grass open sites. No camp fires at individual sites which is a let down, but understandable, as I asked the rangers why it is....due to al the campers being so close together with propane tanks on all....so,... More

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