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
Activities: Camping, swimming, picnicking
Amenities: RV full hookups, sandy beach, bathhouse
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
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.
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.