Ellacoya State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

Ellacoya State Park

makes up 65 beautiful acres along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, New Hampshire. This public recreation area is ideal for camping, picnicking, boating, and swimming. The hiking trails surrounding the park are even and flat. This state park is also near Lincoln Park, Endicott Rock State Historic Site, and Winnipesaukee Pier. After enjoying the park, you may want to explore activities in Gilford or the surrounding counties. The cities nearby are Laconia, Belmont, and Meredith.

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Weather
Spring 24-66 F
Summer 56-80 F
Fall 31-70 F
Winter 13-34 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Ellacoya State Park

RVing is a wonderful and convenient way to see state parks in New Hampshire. They are especially great for visiting Ellacoye State Park, which has 37 sites for camping. If you do not own an RV, then you can rent one from RVshare.

Paugus Bay Campground

Many campers enjoy Paugus Bay Campground, which is seven miles north of the state park, because of the peaceful surroundings and the multitude of activities for families. The campground provides access to Paugus Bay and Weirs Beach.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electrical Hookup: Yes
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other Amenities: Jet ski slips, boat docks, showers, restrooms, basketball court, fishing shuffleboards, walk path to Weirs Beach

Hills RV Park

Hills RV Park is in a good location as it is near the Weirs Beach boardwalk and minutes away from local attractions. The campground is in a trailer park, and you can walk downtown.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electrical Hookup: Yes
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: No
  • Other Amenities: Jet ski slips, boat docks, showers, restrooms, basketball court, fishing shuffleboards, walk path to Weirs Beach

Hack-Ma-Tack Family Campground

Hack-Ma-Tack Family Campground is a good location for enjoying the festivities of the tourist city of Laconia, which is nine miles southwest of the state park. The campground is also in a good area for fishing.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electrical Hookup: Yes
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other Amenities: Pool, tent camping, pull-thru sites, shaded sites, complete wilderness sites, and sunny sites

Meredith Woods Camping Area

Meredith Woods Camping Area is located on route 104 about 14 miles from the state park. Campers also have access to Clearwater Campground when the campground is open.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electrical Hookup: Yes
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other Amenities: Tent camping, bathrooms, showers, general store, game room, TV room, laundry facilities, security gate, and attraction brochure center

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Ellacoya State Park

Inside Ellacoya State Park

Ellacoya State Park is composed of two parts. One part is a campground, and the other is a day-use beach area. Campers can see a beautiful view of the Ossipee and Sandwich mountains. Depending on the season, visitors enjoy biking, hiking, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing as well. You also can stop at the beach store where you can find unique souvenirs. During the winter, the lake freezes, and you can watch DN iceboats on the frozen lake.

Outside Ellacoya State Park

The area around Lake Winnipesaukee is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. You'll find beautiful forests and valleys just waiting to be explored. For dining and shopping options, Laconia offers all you could need.

Restaurants

Tavern 27

Tavern 27 is an American restaurant and bar in Laconia. The menu includes waffles, seafood, tapas, pizza, and vegetarian dishes.

Type: American

Location: 2075 Parade Rd, Laconia, NH 03246-1518

Laconia Local Eatery

For upscale American cuisine that uses ingredients that are sourced from local farmers, try the Laconia Local Eatery. The menu includes Greek flatbread, pan-seared scallops, seafood bouillabaisse, burgers, and fried dough.

Type: American

Location: 21 Veterans Sq, Laconia, NH 03246-3461

T-Bones Great American Eatery

T-Bones Great American Eatery is an American steakhouse and bar. The menu includes bacon cheddar fries, seafood casserole, shrimp, steak, salmon, and hamburgers.

Type: American

Location: 1182 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246-2127

Fratello’s Italian Grille

Whether you want to sit at the bar or in the dining room, Fratello’s Italian Grille is a tasty option. The menu options include Seafood Sophia, seafood fettuccine, shrimp scampi, and grilled dill salmon.

Type: Italian

Location: 799 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246-5506

O’Steaks and Seafood

O’Steaks and Seafood is an American steakhouse located in the Lake Opechee Inn. The menu includes wine, cocktails, lobster ravioli, steakhouse tips & fries, escargot, and American Kobe beef burger.

Type: American, Seafood

Location: 62 Doris Ray Ct in the Lake Opechee Inn, Laconia, NH 03246-5509

Shopping

Laconia Antique Center

Laconia Antique Center is a 22,00 square feet multi-dealer antique and collectibles store. The store is a collector paradise from model trains to old newspapers.

Location: 601 Main St, Laconia, NH 03246

Lakes Region Party & Gift

The Lakes Region Party & Gift is a gift shop where you can find a gift for every occasion. You can also find party supplies for throwing a party for dogs.

Location: 292 Court St, Laconia, NH 03246

Wild Women Studio & Gifts

The Wild Women Studio & Gifts is a gift shop with unique gifts. You will find tarot cards, jewelry, crystals, figurines, a collection of rocks, essential oils, and soy candles.

Location: 637 Main St, Laconia, NH 03246

Half Moon Gift Shop

The Half Moon Gift Shop is a gift store on Weirs Beach. You can find souvenirs, clothing, fashion accessories, and beachwear.

Location: 254 Lakeside Ave, Laconia, NH 03246

Gilford Country Store

Gilford Country Store is a gift shop with a country theme. You can find puzzles, drinkware, patriot moose clothing, hiking accessories, and stickers.

Location: 1934 Lake Shore Rd, Gilford, NH 03249

Sightseeing

Monkey Trunks

Monkey Trunks is a family fun arcade with games from the 1970s and 1980s. It features a high ropes and zip line adventure park.

Location: 595 Endicott Street North, Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH 03246-1967

Weirs Beach

Weirs Beach is a well-known beach in the Lakes Region. You will find most of the tourist events, attractions, and recreation here.

Location: Laconia, NH 03249

Belknap Mill

The Belknap Mill is a museum and gift shop. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the Belknap Mill as a historic gathering place.

Location: 25 Beacon St E # 1, Laconia, NH 03246

Winnipesaukee Pier

The Winnipesaukee Pier is a good spot to see beautiful views of Lake Winnipesaukee. The pier also offers various family-friendly amenities, such as bumper cars, boat rides, train rides, shops, and restaurants.

Location: 263 Lakeside Ave, Laconia, NH 03246

Endicott Rock State Historic Site

Endicott Rock State Historic Site is a state park that features a large rock in the lake. This state park is in the Weir's Beach village of Laconia, New Hampshire.

Location: 17 Endicott St, Laconia, NH 03246

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How to Get to
Ellacoya State Park

Ellacoya State Park is located off route 11 on Scenic Drive. It sits between Weirs Beach and Alton Bay. If you are coming from Boston, take exit 15E toward Portsmouth/Loudon. After about four miles, you want to take the NH-106 N exit, EXIT 3, toward Laconia. Make the left turn onto Sheep Davis Rd/NH-106 but continue to follow NH-106. You should come to a fork at the ramp and make a left turn onto Lake Shore Rd/Lakes Region Tour/NH-11. After making a sharp left on Scenic Drive, you should see Ellacoya State Park.

Entering Ellacoya State Park

Ellacoya State Park is open 9:00 am - 7:00 pm every day.

Per vehicle : $5

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