Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

Mount Sunapee State Park lies in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region in Newbury, NH, and is accessible through the 86 Beach Access Road. It has an elevation of 1,923 feet and offers year-round outdoor activities. Activities on the water are popular in the summertime, and winter brings opportunities for skiing. The nearest cities to the park are Newbury (3.3 miles), New London (10 miles), and Claremont (18 miles). On average, the temperature varies between 10°F and 78°F throughout the year, with comfortable summers and freezing snowy winters. 

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Weather
Spring 38-68 F
Summer 58-78 F
Fall 38-68 F
Winter 10-38 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach

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Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort

As the name suggests, Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort is great for RV trips. It sits on the shores of the Danforth ponds and offers picturesque views. Its proximity to the local attractions makes it a worthy place to stay. The campground is pet-friendly and has great cell reception. Some other features to expect include:

  • Week-long festivals and themed weekends
  • Panoramic views of Ossipee Lake and Green Mountain
  • Heated pools
  • Art and craft lessons
  • Wi-Fi

Ashuelot River Campground

Ashuelot River Campground is in the Monadnock region. It is surrounded by several attractions, including the tourist city of Keene. Other attractions include Cheshire Children’s Museum, Cheshire Rail Trail, Monadnock State Park, and Pisgah State Park. Attractive features to expect at the campground include:

  • Several hiking trails
  • Full hookups
  • Wi-Fi
  • Showers
  • Hot tub/pool
  • Cell reception
  • Pet-friendly sites
  • Back-in and pull-through sites

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What to Do at
Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach

Inside Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach

There is a range of thrilling activities that you can enjoy while at the park. Some need special equipment while others do not. You can enjoy great views as you explore the park via hiking, camping, swimming, boating, skiing, mountain biking, and zip-lining. There are special packages for all-day activities that you can enjoy with family and friends.

Outside Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach

There are plenty of things to do and see in and around Sunapee. You'll find great restaurants, shops, and attractions to visit during your stay at Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach. Make sure to check out the following.

Restaurants

Suna Restaurant

Suna Restaurant has rave reviews for its excellent American cuisine. It is an upscale restaurant offering a range of food choices, including steaks and seafood. It also has a bar menu as well as specialty cocktails and beer selections.

Type: American

Location: 6 Brook Rd, Sunapee, NH 03782

Wildwood Smokehouse

Wildwood Smokehouse offers great BBQ. You can also enjoy a range of nice drinks, especially if you are a fan of margaritas.

Type: BBQ

Location: 45 Main St., Sunapee, NH 03782

Fenton’s Landing

While enjoying the beauty of the country, a good breakfast and lunch go a long way in making the experience memorable. Fenton’s Landing has a reputation for awesome breakfasts and lunches. They also make great coffees, sandwiches, and salads.

Type: American

Location: 75 Main St., Sunapee, NH 03782

The Anchorage

This is a lakeside restaurant on Sunapee Harbor. The Anchorage offers you a great experience as you enjoy sumptuous meals on the deck overlooking the lake. The evening drinks and dinners can be fun, especially with live music.

Type: American

Location: 71 Main St., Sunapee, NH 03782

Salt Hill Pub Shanty

This bar/restaurant is at the entrance to Mount Sunapee. The Salt Hill Pub Shanty has a fun atmosphere with great Irish-American food. The restaurant features live music on Saturday nights.

Type: Irish, American

Location: 1407 NH-103 Newbury, NH 03255

Shopping

Nordic Skater

If you are looking for ice skates, roller skis, or cross-country skis, then Nordic Skater is the place to be. They offer a wide selection of skis and skates, with over 30 models in their inventory. They allow you to try the items around the store or in the parking lot before you buy them.

Location: 4 Rt 103A, Newbury, NH 03255

Prospect Hill Antiques Barn

This shop has a long history of selling fine antiques. The Prospect Hill Antiques Barn shop been offering antiques, home décor, and original fine art in the Lake Sunapee area since 1976.

Location: 242 Prospect Hill Rd, Sunapee, NH 03782

Bob Skinner’s Ski & Sports

Bob Skinner’s Ski & Sports offers ski and snowboard equipment for rent. It also offers tuning services at a reasonable price. Visit the store for all your outdoor equipment and clothing needs.

Location: 411 NH-103 Newbury, NH 03255

Bears Head Antiques

This antique shop is just a minute away from the Rte 103 indoor flea market. It stocks a wide range of antiques and gift items. Bears Head Antiques also stocks greenhouse vegetables and plants seasonally.

Location: 540 NH-103 Newbury, NH 03255

Sightseeing

The Fells

The Fells is an awesome facility offering beautiful scenery. It has gardens and a National Wildlife Refuge. You can also tour the historic home or take a walk along its trails that give you a magnificent view of Lake Sunapee.

Location: 456 New Hampshire, Newbury, NH 03255

The New London Barn Playhouse

The New London Barn Playhouse offers theater lovers a brilliant experience during the summer. It features emerging artists along with accomplished professionals who present excellent and entertaining creations.

Location: 84 Main St, New London, NH 03257

Bartlett’s Blueberry Farm

Bartlett’s Blueberry Farm is a great place to visit, especially with the children. The friendly and professional staff will guide you through a tour of the farm, taking you through the production process.

Location: 648 Bradford Rd, Newport, NH 03773

Bell Cove Historic Caboose Museum

For most people, this comes as an unexpected sightseeing bonus. The small museum houses memorabilia from the Concord-Claremont line by B&M Railroad, which operated between the 1870s and the 1950s. 

Location: NH State Route 103 Near Mount Sunapee State Park, Newbury, NH 03255

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How to Get to
Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach

There are different routes you can take to get to the park depending on where you are coming from. Generally, if you are coming from Newbury, NH, take NH-103A S and head southwest. After about three minutes, turn right to join NH Route 103 W. Take a left turn onto NH-103B S and head straight to Mount Sunapee Rd. The road will take you to the park. 

From Lebanon, NH, or areas to the northwest of the park:

• Drive about 16 miles on I-89 South.

• Exit at 12A to NH-114 and follow 11 West and 103B South for eight miles.

• When you get into the Newbury traffic circle, follow the signs to the park.

From Keene, NH, or the southeast regions:

• Take Route 10 North for 30 miles to Brook Road in Goshen, NH.

• Take a right turn on Brook Road and drive for five miles. 

• Take a right turn onto 103 E and follow it to the Newbury traffic circle.

• Follow the signs leading to the park.

From the Boston-Logan International Airport area:

• Take I-93 North from the Boston metro area and follow it for 65 miles.

• Exit to I-89 North and head on to I89N for 21 miles.

• Take Exit 9 for NH-103 West and head to Warner/Bradford before taking 103 W for 15 miles.

• Follow the signs from the Newbury traffic circle to the park.

Entering Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach

Mount Sunapee State Park and State Beach is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Entry fee (visitors ages 11-65) : $5

Entry fee (visitors ages 6-11) : $2

Entry fee (visitors under age 5 and over the age of 65) : $0

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