We visited this campground with a large group of extended family. Some families stayed in great little cabins, and some of us tented. The bath house was clean, the sites were well spaced and quite private. The lake is wonderful for kayaking and canoeing--we loved the many blueberry bushes scattered around the shores. There seemed to be good hiking trails as well--however during our particular visit the mosquitoes were quite ferocious and didn't make it too far down the trail.
The children all had fun biking around too. There are fun bridges to some of the smaller islands in the park.
Although we didn't end up visiting the ocean during our stay, one of the reasons we chose Pawtuckaway was because it was within a reasonable drive of the coast,
There were gas stations, grocery stores, and a drug store not more than 20 minutes from the campground
This campground is beautiful and in a nice location in the state park but is really crowded in the summer months with large groups of loud children.
We went in early May, when it was still a bit cold at night (in the low 40s) and not many people were around. The campground, though we had neighbors in every adjoining site, was pretty quiet. There are some spectacular views of the lake and mountains from many sites. The bathrooms were moderately clean.
However, on Friday afternoon from about 1pm (when we first arrived) til 5 (when we last checked) the ranger station was closed, so we couldn't check in or get wood. Thankfully, there was a place down the road that sold wood from a trailer on the side of the road, or we'd have been pretty cold. It seemed odd that on a busy night for check-in, they'd be closed (especially when the sign said they were open), but all the doors were locked, and a few fellow campers couldn't get in either.