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Address: Route 11, Scenic Drive, Gilford, NH 03246
Phone Number:
+1 603-293-7821

This park includes a beach for swimming on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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Great park

Beautiful park, plenty of tables and grills. Water is shallow quite a way out so wonderful with kids. Nice wide beach. Beautiful views of the mountains. Nice store so don't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Siesta Key, Florida
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Siesta Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful park, plenty of tables and grills. Water is shallow quite a way out so wonderful with kids. Nice wide beach. Beautiful views of the mountains. Nice store so don't have to pack a lunch. Enjoy a hot dog or pizza there

Thank nanajoan_11
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

it was nice and i stood on a log. it was off-season so no one was there but it was a noice walk and i liked it

Thank chailikessparta
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Another clean and enjoyable New Hampshire, State Park. We visited with our grandchildren/family... Very nice day. The water is very gradual in getting deep so GREAT for young children.

Thank Kenneth T
Danbury, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Husband participates every year on the timberman triathlon, myself dedicated to collect drifwood and stones, good old fashion fun.

Thank MC V
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Extremely clean! Great lake views. Large easy access campsites. Sandy beach and clear lake water at adjourning day state park. Super clean restrooms. Due to drought this year, the lake was low.

Thank Dorothy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Loved visiting Ellacoya State Park for Timberman 70.3 this year. Lake winni was beautiful and Ellacoya is the Perfect place to access the lake. Water is crystal clear and refreshing.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kingston, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The day we were heading to the campground our harness broke so the camper had no lights. We had a friend who would drop the camper off for us. Staff would not let the person drop off because they were not on the reservation. They wanted us to change the reservation, inciting the cancelation policy and charging us. We would... More 

Thank Dustin H
Durham, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The beach areas are clean and well kept with picnic tables available. There is a small store for refreshments, beach goods etc. Restrooms are available, but they are smelly and unpleasant.

Thank Debby W
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a very nice State Park. The beach is great for young children, sand and water that does not get deep quickly. Picnic tables, shade or sun, store on sire, and very nice toilet facilities.

Thank Wink4300
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100 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Love this place, great location, plenty of sand, sun, shade. Get here early (before 10 am) to get prime spots. Picnic tables and fire pits are available. There are toilet facilities. Also, you can bring floats etc..

Thank Reneembm

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