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The Dartmouth Lake-Sunapee region is home to Sunapee State Park, a fun motorhome camping trip location in New Hampshire. Packed with activities available through the year, outdoor enthusiasts are in for a treat when they go RV camping at Sunapee State Park. With easy access to Lake Sunapee, which covers over 4000 acres of pristine blue waters, the state park offers a range of recreational activities for the family. Located in the western part of New Hampshire in the city of Newbury, Sunapee State Park is great for hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, skiing, picnicking, and camping. 

Renting a motorhome is a convenient way of getting around the Sunapee State Park area, and you’ll find a range of affordable RV rentals in Merrimack County to help you do just that. Known as a beach park, Newbury Beach is a part of Sunapee State Park and is a haven for water lovers. Not too far from the cities of New London and Claremont, it’s a good idea to go camping at Sunapee State Park and then explore the neighboring towns and cities. In addition to summer fun, the park turns into a winter wonderland that offers skiing opportunities to visitors.  

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Getting Outdoors

Camping with an RV at Sunapee State Park is a delight for anglers. Cast a fishing line in the lake’s waters for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brook trout, lake trout, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, yellow perch, landlocked salmon, rock bass, and chain pickerel. 

There is a boat launching area for avid boaters keen on exploring Lake Sunapee. Kayaking and other non-motorized boating are permitted on the lake. There are certain boating restrictions in place at the state park, so make sure to read up on them before boating. If you haven’t brought your watercraft boat rentals are available. 

Put on your hiking boots and venture out to discover the state park’s extensive trail system. Used throughout the year, visitors can go hiking in summer months and snowshoeing in winter. Several trails within the park vary in distance and difficulty level. Some of the trails even connect Sunapee State Park to the neighboring Pillsbury State Park via the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway. 

Newbury Beach is perfect when you want to relax at the beach or go swimming in the lake’s cool waters. 

Camping at Sunapee State Park  

Park your RV rental at Sunapee State Park to enjoy easy access to the park’s many recreational offerings. Make your way to North Star Campground in Newport. The campground has 81 campsites and some amenities here include pull-thru sites, big rig access, tent camping, 20 and 30 amp electric service, water, sewer, a dump station, and limited cell phone connectivity. Campers have access to restrooms, hot showers, picnic pavilions, firewood, and fireplaces. There is a spring-fed swimming pond and lots of recreation in the form of horseshoes, tetherball, volleyball, croquet, and hiking trails. Kids will love running around in the playground. Bring your furry friends along to this pet-friendly campground. 

When you’re looking for a place to camp in an RV near Sunapee State Park, drive to Contoocook to the Sandy Beach RV and Camping Resort. There are over 180 campsites, and amenities at the resort include pull-thru sites, full hookups, 20, 30, and 50 amp electric service, water, sewer, central water spigot, dump station, and limited cell phone reception. There are restrooms, shower stalls, laundry facilities, a café, a clubhouse, a picnic shelter, and a camp store for last-minute camping essentials. The kids will love the vast open playground to run around in. Explore the many recreational trails, make use of the recreation room, and go fishing, boating, or swimming. The campground is pet-friendly, so bring your pets along. 

Exploring the Area

Merrimack County campers have plenty to look forward to in Merrimack County. Merrimack Valley is made up of the most vibrant cities in this state, and you shouldn’t miss out on exploring them while in the area.

Drive to America’s very own Stonehenge in Salem. Home to several pine woods, that house stone megaliths dating back to the early 13th century, the area is pretty close to the seacoast, and you can explore the many trails that go through the woods or enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch surrounded by these stone structures.

Interested in how beer is brewed? Visit the Anheuser Busch Brewery in Merrimack that offers a behind-the-scenes insight into how beer is brewed. The state-of-the-art facility gives you an insight into how the greatest beers are crafted.

The New Hampshire Heritage Trail crosses two states in the US and extends into Canada, covering 230 miles of walking trails. While you may not be able to go the full mile, consider exploring parts of the trail that begin in the town of Plymouth in New Hampshire. It’s a 5.6-mile long trail that includes 16 points of interest along the way. 

When looking for a day of fun things to do with the family, drive in your Merrimack County camper rental to Canobie Lake Park in Salem. The century-old park has 85 rides, including thrill rides, wet and dry rides, kids rides, indoor and outdoor games, and an arcade.

New Hampshire is known for its great food, and should you love your food fried; you’re in the right state! From local favorites like apple cider donuts and clam chowder to apple pie and venison. New Hampshire loves its food, and so will you!

Stop by at a local convenience store to pick up supplies for the road and fill up your rental RV at a gas station before you hit the highway to continue your outdoor adventure near Sunapee State Park.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Mount Sunapee Summit, NHMount Sunapee State Park, NH
  • Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail, NHNewbury, NH
  • Newbury Cut, NHSunapee State Park, NH
  • Sunset Hill Trail, NHJohn Hay National Wildlife Refuge, NH
  • Mount Sunapee, Andrew Brook Trail , NHSunapee State Park, NH
  • The Sawyer Trail, NHSunapee, NH
  • Barton & Coit/The Pinnacle, NHSunapee, NH
  • Pillsbury State Park Ponds Loop, NHPillsbury State Park, NH
  • Philbrick-Cricenti Bog, NHNew London, NH
  • Lovewell Mountain via Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway, NHPillsbury State Park, NH

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