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Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $42.00
This was the first time staying at Friendly Beaver. The facilities are great, tons for kids to do, dinners, big tractor drawn wagon rides, antique firetruck rides, horses & goats....the list goes on. The bathrooms were all clean & relatively easy to get to. The not so great was the "200 section" we stayed in. It is a large oval camping area just packed with sites. The back-in sites (along the outside) are tight. I have a 23' RV with one slide-out. I was lucky to not have any adjoining neighbors during the weekend, otherwise I would have been staring at their rig (or they at mine). I mean, with my slide-out extended, my awning touched the next site when it was out. I practically didn't fit. We asked about a more private/wooded site and was told those are mostly reserved for "monthly/Seasonal" folks. There are a huge amount of "full timers". They say they are strict with speed limits, but not with the brigades of golf carts. Those people flew around like they owned the place. A bit of a pun because I had a feeling a large amount of family/family friends actually do stay there. All in all it was a nice place. Lots for kids to do, 4 pools, one of which is an indoor heated pool. If we could camp in a nice wooded site we would go back. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $45.00
We reserved a week stay based on the website and conversation with staff. The site we reserved didn't even come close to fitting out 43 ft RV. After stressing to the staff the size, they assured us we would fit. It was late afternoon on our arrival. Not one person in office and no one answered the phone to let them know we couldn't fit. Finally found someone in rec hall and explained we need a different site. They said that we should fit and told the staff we had a truck pulling RV and couldn't swing turns. She said, well you didn't tell us you were in a truck. Hmmmm, 43 ft 5th wheel gets pulled how?? We left early in our stay. The campground was littered with garbage and pet "mess" was everywhere. There are mostly full time residents with old trailers covered in tarps and sites were unkempt. The horse and goat area was small and not much to look at. They did have a very nice indoor heated pool that abuts the rec hall. It is very unlikely we would return. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $42.00
The Friendly Beaver campground we experienced didn't come close to the high ratings shown in some directories. In our opinion the campground allows seasonal sites to become trashy. We took photos showing cluttered, permanent campsites that look like dumps and storage for old, deteriorating equipment. There is no appeal in camping in that environment. They moved us to another site at our request but made fun of us for not wanting to stay "in the woods". We love the woods and normally prefer wooded, secluded camping. This is nothing but a trailer park in the woods with golf carts racing by every few minutes. The only great thing about this campground is its indoor heated pool but even that can't bring us back ever again. This campground's club affiliation should be questioned. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $48.00
I am surprised by the reviews. We camp here a few weekends for the past 4 years now with 5 kids and a dog. The kids love it here. They visit and feed the goats, enjoy the nicely shaded paths to bike on and all the kids activities. We have always found a lot for the kids to do, especially on the Memorial Day and Columbus Day weekends. (Golf cart rodeo with kids bike olympics, or Halloween are ones that we love best.) There are usually kid games (carnival), crafts (cute small things), pinatas (homemade Frankenstein head on Halloween weekend), tye dye and wagon rides (with loud kid music I hate!). I don't recall trashy seasonal sites, most looked ok to me. Owners have aways been friendly and accommodating. Seasonals are friendly too. Camp store is reasonable with good treats for kids. We love the clean indoor and outdoor pools especially in early and late season. We camp in the 200's: it is a little close but a lot of fun. No sewer here, but pump outs are cheap enough. Game room may need updating, but we don't come here to play video games. Bathrooms are ok, showers have good pressure and pretty clean. It is a fun, clean, family friendly place. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $42.00
Great place, very clean and more than one pool! Had activities all weekend long everything was very organized. I will camp there again. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $38.00
A real JEWEL in a secluded area in southern New Hampshire. We stayed in an area with site numbers 200 through 235 which is flat with well planned sites, some trees just enough to give some shade, and an easy walk to the great swimming pool. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. My AT&T Cell phone service was available with 1 bar in a couple of locations in the park. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $38.00
Not the worst place I have ever seen, but the praise stops there. Lots of seasonals and some of the roads can be tricky. Most site were deep enough, but very narrow, almost too narrow for a fire pit. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $38.00
We read the reviews, good and bad, and wanted to judge for ourselves and we'd have to side with the poorer ratings. The seasonal sites were really run down and cobbled together. The site we were directed to was basically an open field surrounded by a small stream. I did see some really nice wooded sites that would have been great instead of the plain field but weren't offered and weren't used. No sewer hookup for any of these sites. For an overnight stay, it would be fine, but for us it didn't work. The kids were bored (game room was a joke), and the scenery wasn't nice enough to walk around. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Tent Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $38.00
Some really nice improvements underway. Great swimming pools. Lots of activities for the kids and a nice playground. What really hurts this campground is the horrible condition and impression left by the substantial number of seasonals. Crap everywhere. We went with a group so we had a great time. I would be more likely to go back if they cleaned up some of these seasonal sites. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $40.00
This is a cross between a carnival, refugee camp, and a Grapes of Wrath hobo town. All of the RV sites are "seasonal" except for about 20. It appears many campers come and stay. With the downturn in the economy, and with this as a year round campground, quite a few families have moved in permanently. This campground is about 35 minutes West of Manchester, and down a remote country road, and then a dirt road that ends in a trash heap next to the office. Wi-fi is at the office and community center. There is an indoor and outdoor pool which looked okay. Roads are gravel and pads are gravel. Access to some sites is limited due to trees. Very noisy and smokey on the weekends with kids everywhere. We would never stay here again. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $40.00
My husband and I choose this campground to stay in as a "seasonal". We were not impressed with the upkeep of this campground. With all of the money that this campground is taking in, one would think that it should be in better shape. The area that we are in is actually a nice area. For the most part, it is clean. However, the closer you get to the front entrance, it looks dirty and rundown. We have noticed that MOST of the "other" seasonal sites are very trashy and overcrowded with "junk". The owners/staff don't enforce most of their rules... This is a joke! Speeding golf carts, smokey buildings and very rude people! When my yearly contract is done, we are going elsewhere! We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $38.00
My family and I stayed here on Labor Day weekend. We found it to be a pretty good campground. They had Halloween weekend and alot of activities for the kids. My son liked the trick or treating. The pools were great. I saw them clean and test them every morning. I did not go to the haunted house but heard it was really good and scary. It did have a long wait though. We did like the fact nobody told us to put our fires out by a certain time. Also for the amount of people that were camping it was very quiet. The roads could use some leveling. We stayed on site 220 and found the sites to be very close with really no privacy. I do not recommend staying at site 16 (as my friends did) due to the horses right next door: the noise from all the people going to the store, wagon rides and the amount of dust from the constant traffic of vehicle and golf carts. It was a pretty bad site for someone that wants some quiet time. I did find all the sites around to be very close to each other and the golf carts do go little fast (seasonals and staff). Overall I found this campground to be good, just wish the sites were bigger. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $45.00
This campground was a huge disappointment. We had researched this campground prior to arrival. However, it was not at all like what was advertised. In fact, we didn't even end up staying. The campground is dirty and run down; seasonals are poorly maintained. The sites were way too close together and there were golf carts everywhere. Although we did get our money back, we had to explain ourselves to a very rude staff member. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $38.00
We choose this campground based on the extensive advertising in Woodall's. What a big mistake!! First it started with the potholed dirt road we had to travel down to reach the campground and then the same condition of road continued throughout the campground. There were several permanent residents with extremely old trailers with makeshift porches and shelters. Our attempt to use the indoor heated pool was deterred as the pool was closed. We felt the $38 rate was rather high since it didn't include sewer, cable or Wi-Fi - just water and electric. One good point was that the sites were level. I would never camp here again, nor recommend this campground to a friend. We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $38.00
We have been wanting to check this place out for a very long time, because of the bad reviews some left we didnt do it and finally did decided to go. Put it this way, we were supposed to stay for 10 days, and after the first night we decided to go seasonal. There are tons of activites for the kids and adults as well. Smoking is only allowed in the ADULT REC HALL. There are smokers there, just like anywhere else, but the only place that smoking is allowed is in the adult rec hall. This campground is huge, theres alot of seasonals, tons of children and alot of golf carts but its the same at alot of other campgrounds. For the amount of people that camp here, its very quiet at night, and I didnt see one person driving a golf cart who was drunk. Everyone is friendly and they always pass by and say HI. If theres a problem and it gets reported it gets taken care of right away. Theres nothing bad to say about this place at all! If you enjoy family camping and want your kids to have fun, this is the place to go. Dont let the other reviews get to you. We hope to stay here for a long time! We camped at Friendly Beaver Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
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