After my first visit to Eastern Slope Campground, I would say that their beaches and the proximity to the Saco River is about the only thing going for it. Along with all of the other compliants listed here (dirty, litered, crowded, etc.) I would include 'rude'. I reserved 2 tent sites for July 4th weekend, one for my family and one for my brother's family. I was very forthcoming when I made the reservation, explaining that we were 2 different families, which didn't seem to be any problem at the time. Since I arrived first I checked-in to both sites since they were in my name, and was not alerted to any problems at the time. The gentleman who checked me in was very nice and offered to keep the 2nd vehicle pass in the office for my brother to pick up when he arrived. But when my brother came to pick up the pass a little while later, a woman with short black hair in the main office rudely informed him that he could not pick up the pass because they couldn't determine if someone else was already on the site (which was me because I had already checked in, duh!). Meanwhile, my family and I were clear on the other side of the campground enjoying the refreshing, clear river when we got a phone call that we needed to come to the front office because we had the wrong vehicle pass. It turned out that we didn't have the wrong pass, the black-haired woman just wanted to have a chance to chew me out for reserving 2 spots in my name. Like I was trying to get away with something!? After forcing my brother's family (with 2 young children) to sit and wait for 30 min + while dealing with all of this, and then reprimanding me for reserving and paying for sites at their campground, ESCA will not be getting any more of my business. While at the campground I heard many other similar stories of campers frustrated with the new management. I also heard stories of those that will not return because of it. Too bad... it could have been a really nice campground.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family camping in the heart of the Mount Washington Valley, Eastern Slope Camping Area is a great choice for your next camping vacation. Whether you have a tent, pop-up, Class A Motorhome, or travel trailer, we have a place for you. Many sites feature full hook ups with water, electric, sewer, and cable. Come in the spring and summer and enjoy our two beaches, heated pool, updated playground, huge soccer field, and much more! In the fall, you have to come up and see the beautiful fall foliage and stay close to the Fryeburg Fair in October. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eastern Slope Camping Area Hotel Conway