Danforth Bay Camping Resort Review | NH Camping
Updated: Oct 21
Danforth Bay Campground is a camping and RV resort open year round.
Danforth Bay is a tributary to Ossipee Lake and the campground has a couple of beaches, boat and board rentals, and lots of activities for the family to do.
We took Callie The Camper on her maiden voyage in mid May with our kiddos. Once we arrived to Danforth Bay we were assigned site C4. We loved being near the stream so that the kids could play as my husband and I sat in a lawn chair and read a book.
My first impressions were that it was a beautiful campground with lots of different types of sites and there were A LOT of mosquitoes. Very buggy.
We loved being near the babbling stream. My kids found it to be a nice cold reprieve because it was unseasonably hot the weekend that we were there. We also saw lots of huge fish swimming the shallow waters. That was a cool surprise!
One downfall of Danforth is that the sites are very close together. If the campground was full we would have had no privacy. We really like to stick with state campgrounds because it is usually more private. Once you get into the private sector of campgrounds it becomes more "how many sites can we fit into this space" because the driving goal is more profit. However, we were so lucky that the campground wasn't full and we had plenty of space and privacy. If you were going camping with a group or with a couple of other families then it would be perfect!
The sites range from standard hookups to deluxe full hookups. There is a dumping station that is easy to use and the showers and bathrooms are clean. There are big pools and plenty of spaces for kids to play including a big playground and a ball field.
There are two beaches at Danforth, both are quite small with a volleyball court on each one. You can rent volleyballs at the Depot (which is the front store). You can also rent boats and golf carts! There were lots of golf carts rolling around the park.
Danforth Bay claims that there is 5G Wifi in the park but we found that accessing the internet was very spotty and we had terrible service inside the park.
It could have been the time of year we were visiting but the park was also very buggy. We left with lots and lots of mosquito bites.
Overall we had a great time! When we come back we hope to snag site E9. We feel that this site is the most private. However, you cannot reserve a specific site in advance. You can only reserve the type of site you want and then they assign you a site once you arrive.
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