Ellacoya Beach

April 19. 2011 9:49PM

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.

Location: Route 11, Gilford

Phone: 603-293-7821

Activities: Camping, swimming, picnicking

Amenities: RV full hookups, sandy beach, bathhouse

Operation Schedule:

Day-Use Weekends: Mid-May to Mid-June

Daily: Mid-June to Labor Day

Camping: Early-May to Mid-October

Acreage: 65.5 acres

Waterfront: Winnipesaukee Lake

NH State Parks Website

NH State Parks Pet Policy

More Information: Day-Use

An accessible bathhouse, with a changing area for swimmers is located near the swimming area and a small park store offers refreshments for sale. An area to launch small boats, such as those carried on car rooftops, and canoes are located to the side of the beach area. Ellacoya is open weekends starting Memorial Day, and daily from mid-June through Labor Day.

RV Camping

The 38-site RV campground is open from mid-May to mid-October. Three-way hookups, a park store, common campfire pit, Laundromat and bathhouse are available. The park is conveniently located for day trips to nearby Lakes Region attractions. Reservations are accepted and may be made by calling the Reservation Center at 603/271-3628 Monday through Friday, from January until the park closes in mid-October. Neither Tents or pets are allowed at the RV park.

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