Pine Acres RV Resort – Raymond, NH
Pine Acres is a nice campground but falls short of the title “Resort”. Most of the sites, at least in the section we were in, were seasonal, and as a result, the people there did not display the same friendliness that most camping communities extend to one another.
This is a busy, “party” campground, with people go to and from the beach area, horse shoe area, the restaurant, and store. The favored activity seemed to be cruzing the campground in a golf cart or mini-bike. The campground lacks the typical amenities one would expect at a resort. Perhaps the biggest example of this was the condition of the bathrooms, mildew covered ceilings, cobwebs, lack of toilet paper, and an example of just how outdated they are…pay showers. There is a water slide but no place for parents to watch small children from with the exception of a gravel parking area outside the fence. There is also a mini golf course – not that challenging and in need or repair, and a skate/bike park, also in need or repair. There were attendants working these areas but they were a bit brusque and looked more like maintenance men who had been reassigned than people working at a resort activity center.
The landscaping is another area in that could be improved upon. An overgrown baseball field, volleyball set in hard pack dirt rather than sand, and lack of interesting landscape show just how far away from a resort Pine Acres is.
Not everything was below average however. The sites are nice, level and large, with growth between them allowing for some semblance of privacy. The roads are well maintained, and the beach is great including the pavilion nearby and the grill selling food to people enjoying the sand and sun made for a fun “day at the beach”.
All in all this is a nice campground but not a resort.