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Address: Route 11, Scenic Drive, Gilford, NH 03246
Phone Number: 603-293-7821
Description: This park includes a beach for swimming on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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Nice little beach

I was there in September, so the crowds were gone. Very few people on the beach. The adjoining RV Park wasn't very crowded at that time. So, my sister and I enjoyed a lovely day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Susan S
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Alton Bay, New Hampshire, United States
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Alton Bay, New Hampshire, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was there in September, so the crowds were gone. Very few people on the beach. The adjoining RV Park wasn't very crowded at that time. So, my sister and I enjoyed a lovely day at Ellacoya. Very quaint. Calm waters. Great for wading and floating.

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campton, NH
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46 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is the best public beach on Winnipesaukee . It is very shallow, clean and even has a small sandbar. There is a shop for typical beach items and foods. Swings, slides, volleyball pit and charcoal grills. Easily spend the whole day here if you've got kids. There is a small parking fee that helps maintain the park.

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ellacoya State Park is a great public camping area directly on the water. There on no other public camping areas that I know with access to the Big Lake.

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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
35 helpful votes 35 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

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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