Erin M.

Weare, NH

Joined June 2018

Small, quiet family campground

The Chocorua KOA is a great campground with super friendly staff, a variety of sites and lots of activities and things to do for everyone in the family.

We stayed with two other families on pull-through full hook-up sites 43, 45, and 47. Although we were on the main road, we really enjoyed these sites. They were wooded and in a central location close to the playgrounds, pavilion, beach and nature trails. Site 45 was pretty narrow but the other two sites had a bit more space so we mostly used 43 and 47 to hang out. We especially loved that the pull-through road behind our sites was not a main access road so we had a nice long stretch of road that was just for us. We played games and the kids road bikes without having to worry about cars driving through.

There are also a lot of really nice tent sites along the water, cabins, teepees, lodges and great areas for groups to camp. They are fairly strict with quiet hours so it is a very quiet campground at night.

The facilities are nice and clean. The pavilion and fire pit area are a nice place to gather with games and a mining station to enjoy. There are two playgrounds for little and big kids. The bathrooms are quite dated but clean. The pool is freezing cold so the kids didn’t swim much. The beach area is small and not deep enough to swim but the kids enjoyed playing in the sand and water. There are a lot of options for boat rentals- paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and row boats. There is a beautiful board walk that leads through the marsh to a system of short nature trails. We really enjoyed walking the trails though some need a lot of work due to fallen trees and overgrowth. There were also a lot of free activities for the kids like crafts, wagon rides and games with a full schedule of events. You really never have to leave this campground!

This is also an incredibly dog-friendly campground with a fun dog park, a special swimming pond just for dogs and doggie day care available. This is one of the most pet loving campgrounds we’ve ever camped in and our pup loved it!!

We had a great trip and will definitely be back!

Fantastic Family Campground

We had an amazing family camping trip to Mountain Lake Campground. This is definitely one of those campgrounds that has something for everyone. All of the attractions of the White Mountains plus all of the amenities you could ask for in a campground. There is a heated pool with water slides that even adults can enjoy, a lake for swimming and boating with rentals available, activities for the kids, a playground and giant life-size checker/chess boards, clean bathrooms/showers, and they can even deliver blueberry muffins and hot coffee to your campsite in the morning (which worked really well for us on the morning we checked-out because we were able to pack up the kitchen the night before!).

We camped in a large group and stayed in yurts, cabins, the tee pee and tents/trailers. Everyone was happy with their stay. The rental units were clean and some of the cabins even had bathrooms/kitchenettes. The sites were spacious and wooded. We booked late and weren't all together but we didn't mind walking.

Some even went to Santa's Village while other went hiking in the mountains or hung at the campground. We had an awesome stay and can't wait to go back.

Friendly staff, clean campground

We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff was friendly, the bathrooms and grounds were very clean, activities were fun, the playground/pool was nice and the Maine blueberry pancakes were amazing! There was a trolley to the beach but lots to do at the campground too.

We stayed for 3 nights in a pop-up while my mother rented a cabin. We loved that were able to stay right next to each other and were still in nice wooded sites with an awesome space for the fire. There were also many options for different size cabins some with their own bathrooms/showers.

A great place to camp!!!

Awesome location, lots of activities

We stayed 3 nights at the beginning of summer and had a fantastic vacation. No one wanted to leave, we had so much fun! The campground is very expensive but they do have a lot of activities (although you do pay $1-10 for most of them) and nice pools.

The grounds were nicely maintained, pools were beautiful wih clear water and separate hot tubs for the adults, and bathrooms were cleaned often. Lots of activities all day long with a mini golf course and aerial adventure park. The adventure park was $25 but well worth it. The kids had a blast! And of course the beach was walking distance which was the biggest draw for us. If you have little ones, time your beach trips with low tide. The waves crash pretty hard at high tide.

We have a 25 ft trailer and stayed in the A70s with friends. The area had a lot more space than other areas, the sites were level and groomed with a rocky parking area. We really liked this area best and would definitely camp here again. We were walking distance to the beach and had a pool closeby. The kids loved biking on the paved roads and all of the activities/playgrounds. Our friends were in the V section and they would not stay in that area again. The campers were on top of each other with just enough space for their awnings which they had to retract to have a fire. For $110 a night you should have enough space to keep your awning out while you have a fire.

Our only problem was the staff didn’t really drive around checking on things. Some vehicles were driving way too fast. Vehicles and especially golf carts were contantly driving to and from the beach at all hours even after quiet hours. Quiet hours were not regulated and although we did appreciate being able to sit at the fire past 11, the drunk people walking and driving golf carts around was a bit much. A golf cart of drunk teens crashed onto our site and were driving loops around the campground well after midnight. One of the seasonals told us that drunk teens and 20-somethings were becoming a problem.

But overall we had an awesome time and would definitely stay here again- probably not every year because of the expensive price but definitely for 4 nights or more next time!

Clean, friendly staff and fun for the kids!

We had an awesome stay at Seven Maples with our family of six and dog.

We have a 25 foot trailer and stayed in the Grove area. Our site 19 was spacious and wooded. There was a lot of poison ivy on both sides of us but the kids kept away so we weren’t worried about it. We loved being next to the large field and basketball court where we watched the kids play without having to worry where they disappeared to. The Grove and Hemlock Heights are particularly nice areas with more spacious, wooded and quiet sites. The Safari Field and more central full hook-up sites were pretty crammed. We definitely would have wanted to know our neighbors in those areas!

The campground, pool, playground and bathrooms were very clean. The pool is amazing for kids of all ages with water slides and a splash area. There’s no life guard or staff monitoring the pool area so it did get a little too crazy at times for my little ones. The playground is really big with plenty to do. There’s also a fishing pond and short hiking/biking trails.

There weren’t any extra activities for the kids as some other family-friendly campgrounds have but they did have a reasonably priced Father’s Day breakfast that was outstanding!

This is definitely a place we will return to!