Strafford / Lake Winnipesaukee South KOA Holiday Campground Blog

Stay at Strafford KOA for Laconia Bike Week


The world’s oldest motorcycle rally, Laconia Motorcycle Week is coming back to New Hampshire for its 99th year this June 11-19, 2022. Laconia Motorcycle Week started as a modest gathering in the summer of 1916 on the southern shores of Lake Winnipesaukee at Weirs Beach. Since then, it has been a...

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Fishing at Strafford KOA: F.A.Q.


One of the most popular pastimes of guests at Strafford KOA is the time-honored tradition of fish wrangling. And, some of the most popular questions we are asked concern the pond and its gill-ed residents.  Do You Stock the Pond? No, the Strafford Pond is a naturally fed body of water and as such...

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Mom's Guide to Camping Without Cooking


Some people live for a meal cooked over a campfire. In fact, there are entire books dedicated to the art of it. Then there are those of us that want camping to be a little more about relaxing and a lot less about planning, schlepping ingredients over hundreds of miles, and feeding your family like a...

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What NOT to Pack for Your Trip to Strafford KOA


The golden rule of camping is that packing is the worst part. We want to take some of that sting away and help you to pack smarter not harder. Your average camping packing list includes essentials such as a tent, ground cloth, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camping pillow, flashlights, extra...

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Our Picks for Local Attractions to Explore


One of the best things about camping is when you can find a spot that strikes that balance between getting away from reality and being close enough to civilization to enjoy it if you choose. Our campsites might be wooded and the campground quiet but just a short drive away is gourmet cuisine and...

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How to Plan a Romantic Camping Getaway #Glampingisforlovers


Let me paint you a picture; your luscious valentine cuddled beside you, a jeweled sky above you, a crackling fire before you. A moment of peace and connection. Let me pause here and acknowledge; half my audience is rolling their eyes and the other half took a big sigh. I find when it comes to...

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10 Awesome Ways to Spend a Day at Strafford KOA


You did it! You booked that much-needed getaway. Now What? Or, maybe you're still on the fence? Maybe you only get a few vacation days and you want to make sure you are spending them where you can get the most bang for your buck? Or, perhaps you want to take the grandkids camping but you want to...

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Resolve to Camp More: Part 3


Every year millions of people resolve to get their life on track. Are you one of them?Amongst the most common New Year’s Resolutions in the U.S. is a resolve to “Adult” better. This could mean you want to stop procrastinating, manage your money better, or maybe you want to finally get organized...

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Resolve to Camp More: Part 2


Welcome to part 2 of our three-part series on how Strafford/ Lake Winnipesaukee South KOA can help you live your best life. As we embrace the gleaming new 2021 many of us are looking to make it our best year yet. Perhaps, you have even made a resolution or 2?  When, a business data...

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Resolve to Camp More


We are all looking forward to the new year and all of the possibilities that 2021 holds. Let’s face it, 2020 was a tough year. It brought struggle for many of us, but out of the struggle comes opportunity. If you, like myself, are looking to make 2021 your best year yet, perhaps you are making a new...

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Your Guide to RV Rental Camping at Strafford KOA


RV rentals were one of our exciting new additions in 2019 and in 2020 we’re adding a new destination RV rental! If you haven’t checked out what all the hype is about you won’t want to miss out in 2020.If you’ve been thinking about investing in an RV but you aren’t sure you’re ready to take the...

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The Latest Updates for Strafford KOA


Great news! We’re open for our 2020 camping season! While this season may be a bit different than what you are used to, we're committed to keeping you and our staff safe while having fun in the great outdoors. We are open to residents from all states! Per NH guidelines, any guest who is visiting...

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Make the Most of a Rainy Day while Camping


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Must-Have Camp Store Items


All you really need for a great trip to Strafford KOA is time with friends and family, but there are a few items that can help you make your stay even better.Pick up a few of these items from our camp store and you’ll really enjoy your time with us.S’mores SuppliesS’mores are an essential part of...

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Quiz: What Kind of Camper are You?


If you're new to camping or if you feel like you never quite clicked with the right camping style we've got a handy quiz that will help you discover what camping style is right for you. Check it out at the link below. Take the QuizYou May Also Like: How to Build a FireRV Storage HacksWays to Stay at...

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How to get a Good Night's Sleep in a Tent


Let’s face it, getting a good night’s sleep when you’re camping can be about as easy as sleeping peacefully through the night with an infant. Luckily, we've got some tips and tricks to help you drift off the sleep beneath the stars. Start with a Good Sleeping BagStaying warm is key to a peaceful...

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5 Campground-Themed Crafts Your Kids Will Love


With your kids home from school, you're probably starting to run out of ideas on how to keep them busy and entertained. We've got just the thing! Camping themed crafts. Your kids can be creative and show off their love of spending time in the great outdoors. Plus, these will make great decorations...

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How to Build a Fire


By Andrew SharpThe problem with campfires is that when you most want them – when it’s dark and raining – they can be notoriously hard to get going. I’ve had my share of frustrating fire experiences. Perhaps the worst was the time I was out hunting and trudged around a mountain for a while in a mix...

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RV Storage Hacks


No matter how roomy your RV is, you'll probably find yourself wishing you had extra space. Use these handy hacks to make your small space even more efficient. Towel Rod Product HolderNo more wayward toiletries! Use a simple towel rack to corral and hold all your bathroom necessities!Tip via:...

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Bring Campground Fun to You


With most kids being out of school, you’re probably searching for ways to keep your little ones busy with activities that will entertain and stimulate their brains. This can be especially hard in New England this time of year, where snow and cold weather make it harder to get kids outside. Luckily,...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Strafford, New Hampshire Area


Strafford KOA is nestled between two beautiful regions. The Seacoast and the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Both have so much to offer including dining, shopping and family fun. We’ve put together a guide of all the top things to see and do in the local area when you visit Strafford KOA.Here’s...

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Strafford KOA: 1 Day Itinerary


By Heather Montgomery General ManagerIf you're just spending one night at Strafford KOA it can be hard to narrow down how to spend your time. There's so much to see and do in such a short time. Don't worry, we're here to help. We've got the perfect plan for a one day getaway at Stafford KOA.Get up...

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Ways to Stay at Strafford KOA


Strafford KOA is the perfect place for a camping getaway in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. The setting is beautiful with lush woods, a pond and beautiful rolling hills. There are plenty of amenities to keep you entertained including a pool, a splash pad, a waterslide, gaga ball, paddle sports on the...

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What's New at Strafford KOA in 2020


You’re not going to believe how many new things are coming to Strafford KOA in 2020! We’ve got new accommodations, new site types, new amenities and new events! Book now so you don’t miss out on seeing the new and improved Strafford KOA!Here’s what you have to look forward to!Safari TentsGet the...

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Have a Wicked Halloween at Strafford KOA


This fall something sinister will stir under the placid waters of our pond, transforming our peaceful campground into a hotbed of tricks and treats. Lake Wicked will soon begin working its mischevious magic, spreading spooktacular fun across the campground. Each weekend from September 20 through...

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Fall Fun Near Strafford


Fall is an absolutely beautiful time to visit New Hampshire. The weather is crisp, the leaves are beautiful and there's lots of fall fun to enjoy. Book a cozy fall getaway at Strafford KOA and enjoy all the lakes region has to offer in autumn. Leaf PeepingWhen the crisp weather of fall sets in the...

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New for 2019: RV Rentals


We're adding a brand new accommodation in 2019, RV rentals! These cozy accommodations sleep six and have full kitchens and bathrooms. Outside, each RV rental has a deck with an outdoor table and chairs, a grill and a fire feature. Book one of these new accommodations today and see what they're all...

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