Strafford / Lake Winnipesaukee South KOA General Information

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General Campground Information

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cancellation Policy

RV sites: If a reservation is canceled prior to 48 hours before the arrival date all but $10 of your deposit will be refunded. Reservations canceled within 48 hours of the arrival date are subject to a cancellation fee of the first night's stay plus tax. 

On holiday dates if a reservation is canceled more than 14 days before the arrival date all but $10 of your deposit will be refunded. Reservations canceled within 14 days of the arrival date are subject to a cancellation fee of the first night's stay plus tax. 

Cottages & RV Rentals: If canceled prior to 30 days from your arrival date, all but $20 of your deposit will be refunded. Cancellations made after 30 days prior to your arrival date are subject to a cancellation fee of the first night's stay plus tax 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.

Deposit Policy

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


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, jumping, diving and horseplay are prohibited. Floats, tubes or toys are not allowed in the pool.
Pool and spray park hours: 10 a.m. to dusk. Slide hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The pool is open Memorial Day weekend through the weekend after Labor Day.
The splash park and slide are open Memorial day weekend and Saturdays only until the end of June, daily from the end of June until the week before Labor Day and closed last week of August). They are open on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend and Saturday the following weekend.
The pool, slide and splash park close for the season the weekend after Labor Day.
The water Slide 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.
Cards are available with a $5 cash only deposit. Deposit refunded upon return of card.

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. Please place all trash in dumpsters or in proper trash receptacles.


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.

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.

Golf Cart Policy

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

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 Development 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. Blue Water owns and operates campgrounds, hotels and attractions up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

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