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Ellacoya State Beach & RV Park
Phone: 603-293-7821

Location: Route 11, Gilford

Activities: A great place to go camping, spend a full day of swimming and/or go picnicking.

Amenities: RV full hookups for campers, 600 foot sand beach area, and an accessible bathhouse, with showers and a changing area for swimmers.

A small park store offers refreshments and souvenirs for sale. An area to launch small boats, such as canoes and those carried on car rooftops, is located to the side of the beach area.

Fee: Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free.

Operation Schedule:
The day-use area of the park is open weekends only starting Memorial Day weekend (May 24 - 26), then full-time from June 14 through September 1, 2008, weather permitting. Facilities are open from 9:00am - 6:00pm, and gates close at 7:00pm. Lifeguards are on duty daily from June 21 through September 1, 2008.

Acreage: 65.5 acres

Waterfront: Lake Winnipesaukee

Number of Campsites: 37 sites - See information posted below.

Pets: Pets are not allowed in the RV park or in the day-use area.


More Information: Day-Use
Ellacoya State Park is located in Gilford on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake. The 600-foot long sandy beach, with views across the lake to the Sandwich and Ossipee mountains, is a great place to spend with the family for a full day of swimming and picnicking. An accessible bathhouse, with showers and a changing area for swimmers, is located near the swimming area. A small park store offers refreshments and souvenirs for sale. An area to launch small boats, such as canoes and those carried on car rooftops, is located to the side of the beach area.

RV Camping
Ellacoya State Park RV Campground is conveniently located for day trips to nearby Lakes Region attractions. The RV campground includes 37 sites available by reservation only, and offers three-way hook-ups, a park store, a common campfire pit, a laundromat, and a bathhouse. Tents are not allowed at the RV park. Pets are not allowed in the RV campground or in other areas of the park.

Rates cover two adults and two children on the site. Each additional adult and each additional child is charged an additional fee per night. The maximum number of adults per site is 4, except in designated areas.

Overnight camping: $47 per camper (water, electric, & sewer hookups), Rates include $15. per additional adult, $8. per additional child, based upon information listed above.

Please Note: New Hampshire State Parks has partnered with ReserveAmerica to offer our guests a high quality reservation service. The dedicated toll-free number to call to make a reservation through the ReserveAmerica Call Center is 1-877-NHParks (1-877-647-2757).

Important: This information was posted on June 4, 2008 and all information, services and fees are subject to change. For current information you may wish to call 603-271-3556 or contact the park directly.