General Campground Information

Strafford KOA COVID-19 Safe Procedures

As the situation around Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are sharing some of our best practices and actively making the necessary changes to our protocols to ensure we are adhering to our guest expectations. As always, the safety, security, and health of our guests and team members is of the utmost importance and our highest priority.

Check-In & Check-Out Times

Check-in: 3 p.m. Check-out by 11 a.m.
Early check-in may be possible depending on availability. There is no fee for early check-in.
There is a fee for late checkout.

Deposit Policy

The standard deposit for all campground reservations is the first night's stay plus tax at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy - RV & Tent Sites

If your reservation is canceled more than 48 hours prior to your arrival date all but $10 of your deposit will be refunded. If you cancel your reservation less than 48 hours prior to your arrival date you are subject to a cancellation fee of the first night's stay plus tax. 

For sites booked on holiday dates if your reservation is canceled more than 14 days prior to your arrival date all but $10 of your deposit will be refunded. If you cancel your reservation less than 14 days prior to your arrival date you are subject to a cancellation fee of the first night's stay plus tax.

Cancellation Policy - Accommodations/Lodging

Deluxe Cabins, Camping Cabins, RV Rentals, Deluxe RV Rental and Safari Tents: on regular dates, 7 Days cancellation notice is required.

Deluxe Cabins, Camping Cabins, RV Rentals, Deluxe RV Rental and Safari Tents cancellation notice on Holiday dates is required 30 days prior to the arrival date.

If you need to cancel your reservation, you must call the campground before the deadlines listed to receive your deposit refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee.
Holiday date cancellations are minus a $20 cancellation fee.

Text and email notifications of cancellations are not acceptable. Not calling to cancel/no show will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit.

Cancellation Policy - Groups

If your reservation is canceled 30 days prior to your arrival, you will receive a full refund, less a $20 change fee per reservation. If you cancel your reservation within 29 days prior to your arrival, all deposits paid will be consumed as your cancellation fee and your reservation will be released.

Resort Fee

There will be a resort fee of $4.99 per day added to each reservation. 
KOA resort fee includes: 
Kids' Camp
Professionally planned activities for the whole family 
Free firewood and ice deliveries
Site escorts

Firewood Policy

We do not allow any outside firewood into the campground.
To protect our forest and your vacation spot, we do not permit firewood, of any kind, from anywhere to be brought into the campground by any camper or guest.
We define firewood as any type of wood that can be burned in a campfire.
You will be required to bag and leave all firewood in our holding area until your departure or we will not check you in.
Any person in violation of firewood rules will be asked to leave.
New Hampshire has quarantined the movement of firewood from out of state and in state, the transportation of firewood from Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham counties is not allowed. The Forest Bureau has asked campgrounds not to allow the transportation of firewood into campgrounds by a guest.

Golf Cart Policy

Golf Cart Rentals are available and based on availability.                                                                                                                                       
All guests must fill out a golf cart waiver for rental golf carts and personal golf carts.
All personal golf carts must be electric.
A $10 per day fee will be charged for guest who wish to bring their personal golf carts. 
There is no fee for seasonal campers who wish to bring their own personal golf cart. 
ATV's and mini bikes are not allowed.
Road legal motorcycles are restricted to directly entering and leaving the campground only.

Vehicle Policy

A maximum of two vehicles per site are allowed. The first vehicle is included in the reservation and may be parked on the site. The second vehicle is subject to a $10 per day fee.

Visitor Policy

Visitors are welcome but must pay a $10 per person fee and cannot exceed the maximum number of occupants per site.
Campers are responsible for their visitors and all visitors must leave the campground by 10 p.m. on the day they are visiting.

Campsite Occupancy

A maximum of six occupants are permitted per RV site.
The maximum number of occupants on an accommodation site cannot exceed the maximum number of guests the unit can sleep.


A copy of the rabies certificate is required to be provided at the time of check-in. All guests will be required to sign a pet agreement at the time of check-in. 
There is no limit to the number of pets allowed on an RV site. There is no pet fee charged for pets on an RV site. 
A maximum of two pets per pet-friendly accommodation per night are allowed. A $10 per day per pet fee will be applied to all accommodation reservations with pets.

Pool Information

No lifeguard is on duty at the pool, swim at your own risk.
Please read all signs and rules posted.
No children under 14 are allowed in the pool area without an adult.
No pets, smoking or glass items are allowed in the pool area.
No food or drinks are allowed within 4 feet of the water's edge.
Running, diving and dangerous horseplay are prohibited.
Use of pool toys and floats is permitted at the discretion of the pool attendant.
Pool and spray park hours: 9 a.m. to dusk.
Slide hours: Monday-Friday: 12pm - 4pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10am - 5pm
The pool is open from 5/8/20 - 9/21/20. 
The waterslide has a minimum height requirement of 44 inches. Slide attendant will turn small children away for their safety.

Security Gates

After hours access is available only with an access card. Each reservation will be provided with one gate card. A $10 fee will apply for lost or damaged cards.

Speed Limit and Bikes

The speed limit throughout the campground is 5 miles per hour as children are at play throughout the campground. Street legal registered motorbikes are allowed, please no revving or joyriding in the campground.

Quiet Hours and Campfires

Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
During this time please no TVs, radios, or bright lights. Please keep all other noise to a courteous level and fires low as not to disturb others.
We ask that while you are having fun during the day that you don't infringe on other campers relaxation.
Children age 17 and under must be on a site by 10:30 p.m. unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
Please do not leave fires unattended. All fires must be extinguished upon leaving one.

Be a Courteous Camper

Clotheslines are not permitted without clothes on them. Please do not cut through other campsites, stay on the roads.
No firearms or fireworks. No excessive drinking or partying allowed. The use of illegal drugs and disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.
Please do not cut any branches or deface any of the natural surroundings, trees or vegetation.


We ask that our guests help in our recycling efforts, there are recycling bins and a recycling area next to the dumpsters. Trash pick-up is picked up daily at 11:00am. Place trash bags by your site sign to be picked up. Please do not leave trash outside overnight as that will attract wildlife.


Strafford / Lake Winnipesaukee South KOA is not liable for acts of theft, vandalism or damage caused by natural elements or others. You are responsible to carry insurance coverage for your camper, contents and belongings.

Meet Your Hosts

Blue Water Development

Our mission is to provide memorable experiences!

Heather and Matt Montgomery co-manage Strafford KOA. They've been married for 12 years and have four children. The Montgomery's have always enjoyed camping with family and friends, but they're relatively new to working in the camping world. It wasn't until 2017 when they began working at Strafford's sister property, Salmon Falls KOA, that the Montgomery's became camping pros. Both Heather and Matt love camping and couldn't imagine a better way to raise their children than around a campground. 

Blue Water Hospitality owns and operates Strafford KOA. The Ocean City, Maryland-based company, was founded in 2002 by father and son team, Jack and Todd Burbage, and specializes in hospitality properties. Our goal is to provide memorable experiences, as we appreciate the time you have chosen to spend with us. Kick back and relax with us at one of our properties; we can't wait to see you!