6.4 Average
     
Contoocook, New Hampshire

Sandy Beach Resort

Contoocook, New Hampshire



Contoocook, New Hampshire
Phone: (603) 746-3591

Sites: 180
Recent Rate: $7 9/2015

Latitude: 43.2042686532089
Longitude: -71.751537322998

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

24 Reviews

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GLPColorado

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects C2C membership. We called ahead for better directions - GPS wanted us to go through a low covered bridge. Look closely at the map before going in. It was easier for us to unhook our toad on the road before getting to the office. The layout of this campground is like a maze with LOTS of trees. We knew we would have a very hard time getting a site with any sun, but we asked. We were told there were no sites available that were not deep in the trees and our site had already been assigned to us. Our friends came in after us and they were told to go pick a site and given several to choose from...several were sunny options. So it was frustrating to us to be told we had no options. There are quite a few permanent seasonal residents with a lot of yard decorations. Our site was large and had plenty of room for the truck, 5th wheel and jeep. However, I would say the campground is a challenge for big rigs. Sites manage the rigs, but the roads and trees do not. I would say it is almost impossible to go in and out of this campground without scraping a tree branch. Gravel, well maintained, roads through the campground. Each camp site is gravel. Sites are level. Each site had a picnic table. There was a lovely little beach and swimming area on the lake that the campground maintained. Good Verizon coverage. NO satellite (at least in most of the campground). It is away from major roads, there is no road noise. For us there were too many trees, so it felt dark and overcast; additionally the trees meant no satellite. This a nice campground to get away and enjoy a quiet weekend - just drive carefully in the campground. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

There are quite a few covered bridges in the area. It is worth the drive around to see them.

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Clean Showers

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pasolovers

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Large sites, many seasonal campers, lots of activities, level sites, great staff!!! Will return. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Though, there is small food stores nearby, the nearest, large food store is quite a distance, stock up on essentials before you go!!!!

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Ginny H

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 2 nights as part of a gift pkg from Lazy Days, so I don't really know how much it cost. The office lady was very friendly and switched sites when I told her how long our rig was and that we were having a hard time around trees in some parks. We were in a pull through, but it was kind of in the front yard of a long-time seasonal resident. There were tons of kids, but we were next to the playground, so they were walking behind us a lot. However, they were very quiet. We wanted to go to the lake, but there were so many close trees that there was no way we could have maneuvered around them. Our site was fairly level and had 50 amp service as well as cable (3.75 a day) sewer and good tasting water. We went into Concord and enjoyed that, and it took about 20 minutes. The park was quiet at nice, so other than the tight maneuvering, it was a nice park. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

We went into Concord to the Sams Club, Walmart, State Liquor Store and Cheers Restaurant. Concord has a lot of nice shops and was very pleasant. The people in Concord are quite friendly to tourists. The food was good at Cheers.

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DonnaZ2011

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $41.00
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We stayed at this camp ground overnight on our way to VT from Cape Cod, Mass. We had a terrible time finding it. From Hwy 89 the coach GPS said to go right on Rt 127 but my husband followed the directions that the CG gave him and went left on 127. We ended up at a covered bridge that was 9'9" high. Our coach is 12'7" high so we turned around and followed the GPS which took us over a long unpaved road and we still couldn't find it. We finally called the CG and explained where we were and they guided us in. After, we learned that we should have passed by the covered bridge and followed 127 over a dam to the road where the CG is located. The CG is heavily wooded with a pond for swimming and boating. The sites are mostly seasonal. The roads are unpaved and narrow but we were able to maneuver our 40 foot coach into our site. The hookups are adequate. Our site had a picnic table and a nice fireplace. We would stay there again only if we had no other choice. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

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LowesTravels

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $23.00
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We stayed only 2 nights at this campground close to Concord, but it was a nice quiet place even during the summer vacation season. Our only issue was that it was very difficult to drive a large motorhome around the office and through the tree-filled park. 50A power and water were strong. Sites had tables and fire pits. Main access was paved, then gravel interior roads and loose gravel sites, which were spacious. Bathrooms and showers were dated but clean. The staff was very friendly and guided us to our site. We did not use the park WiFi, but the Verizon signal for our amplified MiFi and phones worked fine. The rate reflects a mid-week special they were running when we arrived. We would return to this campground. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

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Travelin Jenkins

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $42.00
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This was a terrible Encore park. If you have anything over 32ft, do not use this park. We had a 40ft RV and it was awful. Roads are narrow, corners are tight .... my husband is excellent in driving our big rig but this place was a challenge. None of the campsites we saw were level, all had a hill or a tree in the way. Just don't know how some of those people got there rig in there. As for getting to the office, but a hill and a narrow circle drive. We unhooked the toad and he still had to back up the RV to get out. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

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clw_man

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $39.00
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We stayed at this campground midweek and it was a ghost town. We were greeted with an escort to our site. Always a nice touch of customer service. Because this was a mid-week stay, the office closed at 5 pm and was not available to help us with the cable issues. This campground had a variety of campsites available. Shady, sunny, or partial; you name it they had it. The sites were very large and could handle just about any rig possible. Some of the interior roads had some tight maneuvering but manageable. The cable box that they gave us to access cable TV did not work. WiFi was very slow if and when it worked. This campground was very quiet and a nice swimming area in the pond. We would stay at this campground again if we needed a place in that area of the state. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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daviescj

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We are retired full-time RVers from S. CA traveling the USA. We reserved our 4-night stay through our CTC membership. This is an Encore park and we have found that we haven't yet been able to trust that Encore parks are 'consistent' in anything more than the huge amount of signage. It's a rustic woodsy park with a lovely fresh-water pond. No pool. Narrow roads. We had a spacious site, but it was difficult pulling in and out. We were there during the Christmas in July festivities. We also played Bingo one evening. There were mosquitos galore. We could not get satellite service at all. The laundry facility is small but newish. Nice but somewhat 'vague' staff. The proximity to "things to see" is pretty decent. There is a great general store type market not far away near the Railroad Covered Bridge and downtown Contoocook. We would stay here again. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Pretzel Guy

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $32.00
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My wife and I stayed here two weekends in a row we liked it so much! Very woodsy with lots of trees. The beach area was nice and clean and had a "grove" like atmosphere because of the picnic tables and tall pines right at the sand. Everyone we met were very friendly. Good fishing and activities for the kids. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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kakampers

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $21.00
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Just spent five nights here and I have to say it was one of the best experiences we have had in quite awhile. As stated earlier, although they have some.sights that will accommodate big rigs (ours is 40'), the access can be challenging. However, the young man who took us to our site was very helpful and patient. In fact, all the staff was wonderful. Once on our site, which overlooked the lake, we had the most pleasant and relaxing time. There are lots of seasonals, but everything about this park was clean and well maintained. We will be back. Rate reflects coast to coast Plus resort and cable fee. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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cwier

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $30.00
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We were here for 2 weeks. Rate is weekly rate. All sites are full hookup and were good. Staff was super. Seasonal people were all friendly and sites were kept up. Tiny laundry (2 machines) that you have to ask about. Very quiet during the week with a lot of kids on weekends. Verizon phone and datacard worked fine. I have a full-timer, big rig viewpoint so my rating might have been a 9 if maneuvering with a big rig had been better and more sites had enough opening for satellite to work (only a few do). As others have said, the office is poorly placed. On Fri/Sat they have people stationed at the entrance to check you in so you don't have to go there. Check-in is 2:00. If you call ahead a little they can tell you your site and directions and also save driving to the office. Also, use caution due to a couple horrible bumps as you pull in the entrance off the road so go very slow. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

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runamuka

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Took a lot of work to get the rig level. Utility and sewer hookups were positioned in the back corner of the site, opposite of where they should have been for convenient hookup. Needed 25 feet of hose to reach the sewer. Nice pond. Pretty setting. Staff was pleasant. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

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stoosher

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $41.00
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Campground was $38/night with an additional $3/night fee for something or other. $82 for the 2 nights we stayed-a little bit expensive. They are not a Good Sam's affiliated campground. Overall it's a nice campground, but there was nothing being offered that really made me want to leave my campsite. My Lab loves the water but no animals were allowed on the beach or in the water. The site area we were in (D1-6) was a small grass field that was a low lying area that didn't even dry out with the week long sunshine the state had. There were many swamp areas adjacent to sites. Might go there again but would ask for a higher elevation site (plenty were available). We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Everyboysmomma

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean park, nice sandy beach on small lake. Despite the number of seasonals, we felt very welcome and were made part of all activities. This is not always the case in campgrounds with high numbers of seasonals. It was Memorial Day Weekend and they offered a nice mix of entertainment. Great kayaking only a couple of miles away. We will be back. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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FifthWheel Travelers

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $33.00
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We camp with a 33ft fifth wheel at full-hookup sites with electric, water and sewer. We try to provide quick, objective reviews of campgrounds. Spent 3 weeknights in mid-September here. Getting to the office can be tricky with a larger RV. We stopped at the sign near the entrance (thanks to a previous review) and walked to the office. We recommend doing this, or call office when you arrive, or you won’t be too pleased. Staff was friendly at check in and offered to lead us to our site. We declined and found it easily. The beach area on Rolf Pond (very large: we thought it was a lake), was very nice and clearly well kept. Lake water was clean and very clear. Watch out for the large turtle. Fishing from the dock was good. Mostly shaded sites. Our site was a pull through and it was a good size. Sites are irregularly shaped so it doesn’t feel crowded. Seasonal sites were very well kept. Since we were here off-season, mid-week, we met mostly seasonal campers who were very friendly. There is a small laundromat, the web site doesn’t say that. We learned about it from a staff member. There weren’t separate dog trails, but the park is so big that we had plenty of area to walk. Roads are narrow. Cable TV was only available to seasonal campers; too bad. There were only a few stations available with the antenna. We explored the White Mountains from this location; it was a little too far. Although we were here in the fall, we got the sense that this would be a great place to visit in the summer. We recommend this campground. We camped at Sandy Beach Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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