Barrington Shores is located about 3 miles off US Route 4, and about halfway between Concord and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
When we first arrived here, we were a bit disappointed… trash dumpsters, dirt piles and maintenance equipment greeted us at the entrance area. But once we got over that initial disappointment, Barrington Shores grew on us. Check it was quick and the employees were extremely friendly and made us feel welcome. The campground property is located on Swain’s Lake and they have two very nice sandy beaches, lake fishing, boat, kayak, canoe and paddle boat rentals. The campground has open field sites, but mostly pine forest that slopes down towards the lake front. Interior gravel roads were a bit tight for a larger RV and a recent rainy week rutted some of them. It took a little time to back into our site… not much area to maneuver our 38′ Class A. The site did have a very nice sunset view of the lake.
The facilities, restrooms and laundry were clean, private and well maintained. They have a very nice, modern playground for younger kids and a better than average game room for older kids. Horseshoes, basketball, shuffleboard, wagon rides and some planned activities round out their amenities. We were impressed with their small but very nice camp store. They’ve got the basic essentials plus local crafts and gifts and even soft serve ice cream!
Pets are allowed here and the campground is very accommodating when it comes to them. Throughout the park you’ll find pet waste station receptacles and disposal bags. While there were many pets in the campground, owners were considerate and the park rules were always followed.
While we were there only a few days, this campground grew on us the longer we stayed. We are planning a return trip next summer.