Date of Stay: August, 2016
We partook in the campgrounds fall special. Aug. 15 - Oct 15 for $800. Unlimited access to campground and no time restrictions. Able to leave trailer in place and hooked up for duration. Campground has a lot of activities for kids. Daily barrel rides, hay rides, crafts, and games. Pool area is great for kids. Pool is walk in and goes to about 5 feet deep. Adults only hot tub seats 10-12 comfortably. Adjacent to pool is a splash pad for kids. Staff was great. Owners would stop by to make sure everything was ok. Daily trash pick up and they would do courtesy pickups during the day. Place gets really quiet around 9:30-10:00pm. Seasonals can have golf carts but many don't use them. Park restricts campers to no more than 10 years old so everything is up to date The park does lack shade, but it's manageable. The entire park is new and I was told it was a former quarry. Trees are space but in time will be plentiful. Dirt roads were regraded this year with millings to cut down on dust. New kids club and a community fire pit were built at the end of the year. Wifi towers are all over the place and signal is great. Bingo on Friday nights and usually a DJ or some type of music act on Saturdays.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Excellent campground! We camped here for a week with no problems. Staff is very friendly and stopped by while we were setting up to offer to help. They have very simple ground rules that are common everywhere. They even said that our kids could gather firewood if they wanted. Access from the road is very wide and paved and past the gate the roads are flat smooth gravel. Little to no dust kicks up from cars. We have visited other campgrounds in the area and none offer the unobstructed access that Turtle Kraal offers. Plenty of room for my 32' trailer and tons of room left for the kids and dog to play. No trees or unneeded fences to get in the way. This campground is 2 years old. I was both nervous and excited to try a new place. I will camp here whenever I am in the area. There was nothing to be nervous about.
Date of Stay: February, 2011
Campground is in foreclosure. Future is uncertain. Some reports that Elite Resorts of Florida is managing the day to day operations of the park under court order.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
Just got home from a nice weekend at Wolfs Den. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Security was present but not demanding. Everyone followed the curfew rule to the minute and it was very impressive. At 10:58 pm, you can hear quiet music, laughter, kids on the playground, and people laughing. 11:01pm, total silence. It was weird. Wi-Fi is available near the office area. The pool was closed for the season, but it is a good sized olympic pool. My 4 year old daughter had a blast at the fishing pond and partaking in the crafts activities designed for her age. The only complaint I had was the lack of trash cans in the campground. Next to no litter can be found except for the stray piece of paper or wrapper. Very clean campground and I am looking forward to returning next year.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
They must have done alot of renovations to this place because it does not match the previous posters description. This state park has full hookups at every site. While you are camping in a field, there are trees for shade. It is very basic and simple. All sites are in a straight line and in 4 rows. Camp is on right on Lake Winnipesaukee. Beautiful view from the beach area and clean, warm water. Awesome place to spend a day or a week.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
We visited with another family and got 2 sites side by side. The main site was a corner lot (125) and very big. Our other site (B2) was smaller and "rooty". We have 3 seasonals near by and they we polite to us visitors. The "cul-de-sac" we are on is more of a driveway and better suited for popups and tenting. Area is nicely wooded and helped keep the heat down. Restrooms and playground are close enough to use but not have to stare at. We have 4 kids with us, ages 2-4 and the seasonal kids were very nice to them. My 2 year old son was tossing the football with 12 year olds. This place feels secure and security did not make itself overly noticeable. Staff is friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our 3 night weekend. We would have given this place a higher rating but the lack of cable TV and the charge for activities and showers brought it down. I would recomend renting a canoe and taking a ride down the river. An hour is plenty of time to go down and back. The night time entertainment was good and not overly loud from our site. Riverbend has an area dedicated to tent and pop-up campers (Fort Oneco) within the campground. Riverbend is on our list of places to return to.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
We stayed for the Spring Clean Up weekend. We had to rake the leaves off our site when we arrived and help paint a fence on Saturday morning. For this little labor, we camped for free. The painting took about 30 minutes. This is a large campground. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. Sites were level and clear where we stayed. There are both field and wooded sites. Neighbors were quiet at night and kids were not a problem. Bathrooms could have been a little cleaner but not a deal breaker. We will be returning next spring for the clean up weekend, and extend into the 6 week special. We camped with 2 other families and will all return.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
We camped for 2 nights here and had a blast. We had 4 adults and 4 kids, and everyone had a good time. I tried to review this campground while we were packing up, but it got rejected so I'm doing it again. The sites were fairly level, and the hookups were very close. Sites could have been a little bigger, but they are manageable. Also a little rocky, but you could walk around barefoot without getting injured. Water was clear, and we had no power or cable problems. (Could use a few more channels) We had a grey water site. We walked through entire park a few times and everyone was friendly. Staff was helpful and answered every question professionally. There were many activities over the weekend for our kids (age 3 and under) to participate in. They all really enjoyed the bounce house and the hay ride. The pool was closed for the season but looked well maintained. The rec hall is spacious and always active. This campground has wooded and field sites. We were in the wooded area and were happy to see a large stone fire pit with a boulder in the back to deflect the heat. We saw the field sites, and they all had fire rings. Fields were level and open. I would recommend field sites for the spring/fall and wooded for summer (shade vs. heat/light). Pond and beach area were clean. Fishing is allowed for catch and release, and you can keep up to 2 trout per day for eating. They also have a dog beach. Everyone had a great time, and we are considering trying the 6 week promo in the spring.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
This campground is by invite only. Owners provide amenities that exceed your wildest expectations. Went for Labor Day Weekend and my family was treated like royalty. No minimum stays required. Arrived Saturday at noon and was instantly greeted with open arms. Guided pontoon boat tours, lake swimming and grassy shoreline. Owners have a bass boat available for tubing, skiing or fishing. Family style meals are encouraged for all meals. Saturday lunch/dinner was burgers, dogs, clams and various salads. Beer, wine and soda provided all weekend long. Sunday breakfast in the main lodge, and dinner consisted of linguini and clam sauce, marinated steak tips, and various side dishes. Bathhouse is a cabin with showers and restrooms. Site was very close and convenient. No sewer hookups but you spend very little time in your unit. Area is shaded and easy to access. Everyone was friendly. Lodge was constructed over the last few years and includes sitting area, kitchen, dining area, more bath areas steam room and jacuzzi, and hot tub.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
We went with 2 other families and had a great time at this campground. The weather forecast was for rain all weekend but we lucked out. The staff was friendly and helpful. We got 2 large sites next to each other and 1 small one across the street. Right next to us was a playground for the all the kids: ages 1-10. A friend stayed here last year and really wanted to go back so we did a group trip. He could not stop raving about how well stocked the camp store was. We will definitely be returning next year.