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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great place for families. The people who run it seem to really care about their guests. Very friendly. Located about 1/2 mile walk from Weirs Beach so lots to do within an easy distance. No sewer hookups for transient sites but they do have a dump station and will loan you a cart you can use to do a manual... More 

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Thank pelliott172
Lori H, Manager at Paugus Bay Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our campground. We do have three full hook up sites with sewer for transient camping. Please book early if you want one of these sites. See you soon. More 

Gilford, NH
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a classic family campground literally created by the family that still runs it. Every level of the operation is managed by a family member and the pride of their ownership shines through. Seasonal campers dominate here and most have been going there for decades. There are a few boat docks and, with a smaller boat, you can leave... More 

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Lori H, Owner at Paugus Bay Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We love having people come and enjoy our families campground and we all take pride in making sure it is clean and people have a good experience here. Please come visit us again. More 

Burlington, Vermont
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2015

This campground was referred to us by friends who camped here years ago. It is a safe place to go with children and close to all the action downtown, but I was astonished by their staff that goes around on a golf cart late at night to act as "patrol men." I understand rules need to be followed (which we... More 

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Lori H, Owner at Paugus Bay Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I have been on vacation since closing and this is my first time hearing about this incident and I feel badly you had a bad experience. I would greatly appreciate a call from you on our winter number. We work very hard to make sure people have an enjoyable vacation... More 

Massachusetts
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

What a great campground this is! Camped here this past weekend for the 1st time and we were very impressed. This campground is mainly for seasonal users, but have some great spots available for transient campers. Right on the water and flat sites which made it easy to set up the camper. The folks who run the campground were friendly,... More 

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Thank WLJ1955
Lori H, Owner at Paugus Bay Campground, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such a great time here this summer. We can't guarantee the weather will be good but we will work hard to make sure the campground meets your expectations next summer! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

The camp staff was extremely friendly and knowledgable! We were directed to the next town over for a delicious meal at a restaurant called the town docks. And it was worth it! Campsites had small dividers giving you privacy and the bathrooms are meticulously maintained! We would definitely come back again!!

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2 Thank James E
Lori H, Owner at Paugus Bay Campground, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed our campground and the Town Docks restaurant. When you come visit check in with us again as we have lots of great tips on what to do in the area! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We stayed in 2014. Very friendly management. Spacious, private plots and we had a lovely view over the lake. Close enough for 3 and 4 year olds to walk to Weirs Beach. Very clean showers and good value.

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1 Thank Gavin T
Lori H, Owner at Paugus Bay Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Please come visit us again. More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We just spent 4 nights and 5 days in site 7. This campground is simplistic and not crowded. We were most impressed with how well this place was run. The owners genuinely care about making sure the campers have a pleasant experience. For the most part people were quiet and respectful with the occasional knucklehead camper here and there. The... More 

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Lori H, Owner at Paugus Bay Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and we are glad you enjoyed the simplicity of the campground. My parents Bert and Donna did a great job and we haven't had to change much. See you next summer! More 

Maine
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73 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We had a camping site right down on the Docks and it was lovely. It's a very crowded campground but very well kept and very quiet during the evenings. It's walking distance to Weirs Beach which is a big plus too! Lots of things for familes to do with-in walking distance. We would stay there again! The owners are all... More 

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1 Thank frankanddonna
Lori H, Owner at Paugus Bay Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We work hard to make our campground a place that everyone can enjoy. Come back and see us again! More 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Just got back from a relaxing three days at Paugus Bay. The staff could NOT be friendlier and the free hot coffee at the office in the morning was delicious! The showers were clean and bright white fiberglass, not your typical dank and scary showers. It is a short walk to Weirs Beach and a short drive (less than a... More 

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Lori H, Owner at Paugus Bay Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you had a great visit. We would be happy to help you pick out a site depending on your preferences. Looking forward to the 2015 camping season. More 

Hermon, Maine, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

First time to this campground. As we prefer more wilderness types of camping our initial reaction to all the seasonal trailers and close proximity of the campsites was "what have we done"? After setting up our tents on site 13, we realized that by parking our car between our tents and the road really eliminated the lights on cars coming... More 

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4 Thank Becki S
Lori H, Manager at Paugus Bay Campground, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our campground. Try coming back after Labor Day when the rates drop $10 per night and it is really quiet! More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Paugus Bay Campground

Address: 96 Hilliard Rd, Laconia, NH 03246-1737
Region: United States > New Hampshire > Laconia
Number of rooms: 173
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