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“Could have been better; lots of potential, but...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Province Shores Campground

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Province Shores Campground
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36 Remick Road, Effingham, NH 03882   |  
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“Could have been better; lots of potential, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

First of all, while we have only been there once, and understand that maybe some things may have been a fluke, the bottom line for this place is that it has a lot of potential but they really don't care about anyone but seasonal campers.

Nothing at this location other than the location itself (on a nice lake) lens itself to you unless you plan on spending several thousand dollars as someone who wants to keep coming back every year.

the usual things you see from a campground that wants the business of transient campers is the little things like campground maps so you know where everything is and where to go to find your campsite, signs for where everything is/what the hours of the store are/a phone number/when the store person will be in or back, someone in the office/store when you arrive, signs for which bathrooms are mens/womens, etc. etc. Most everything here is for the seasonal camper and they assume that since you'll be here all summer, signs etc. aren't important. They obviously don't care to even bother putting a picnic table at your site.

Having said that, besides the lake, which was warm and nice, able to handle all kinds of watercraft; the folks staying here all seemed to be quite friendly and the only reason we would ever consider going back is BOB.

Apparently, the owner of the campground, who we never saw and is apparently never on site, has one employee and that's BOB. Bob has to do EVERYTHING. I mean EVERYTHING, from checking in campers, to running the store to cleaning the bathrooms to fixing a water leak to delivering campfire wood to setting off fireworks to fixing a washer and dryer to just about anything else a one-man band has to do. BOB would be the only reason we would go back as he did SOOO much to make our stay comfortable without being overbearing.

Otherwise, Province shores is wooded except as you get down closer to the water then the trailers and wall to wall and it looks like a small city. There are no planned activities or at least we didn't see any nor is anything posted anywhere. You either go to the lake or hang out at your campsite. There are no swings, courts, playgrounds etc.

Sooooo, unless you're planning on doing seasonal camping, pass this one by. Thanks to Bob we DID have a relaxing weekend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Province Shores Campground

Address: 36 Remick Road, Effingham, NH 03882
Location: United States > New Hampshire > Effingham
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Effingham

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