Camping

2015 Rules, Reservations & Fees

2015 Lottery begins on January 1st.   Lottery form can be filled out online and then printed out and mailed or faxed to the SLA by January 19, 2015:

2015 Lottery Form

Click Here for Frequently Asked Camping Questions 

Reservations can be made online here on February 17,2015    --   Reservations also accepted in person, or by phone,  Monday - Friday.

Advance reservations are limited to one weekend campsite per family per month for July and August. Additional weekend reservations for July or August will be accepted after April 1st. For groups wishing to reserve multiple sites, these sites must be located on different islands.  The campsite fee is a flat rate per campsite per night.  All registrations must be paid in full before the site is considered reserved. For checks being sent by mail, as soon as we are made aware of a reservation, we will hold a site for a three day period. If payment has not been received in that time the campsite will be made available for general rental.

Camping Fees

The campsite fee is a flat rate per campsite per night.  All reservations must be paid in full.

                                 Small Site      Group Site

   Non-Member           $60                  $110
   SLA Member            $50                  $100

Cancelation and Site Change Policy

  • Full refund, less a $25 handling fee, if cancelation or change of date/site is 14 days or more prior to camping date. 
  • 50% refund if cancelation/change is 7 days or more prior to camping date. 
  • No refund with less than 7 days notice.

Camping Rules & Regulations

  1. Keep it quiet, especially after 9:30 pm. Headphones must be used with audio equipment.
  2. Please observe the 6 person limit at small campsites and the 12 person limit at group campsites. There will be a $35 fine for each person over the age of 2 above these limits. 
  3. Groups may not rent more than one site per island/area per night.
  4. Never leave a campfire unattended. Campfires may be prohibited during periods of high fire danger.
  5. Do NOT gather firewood at the site; firewood is available at  the docks.  
  6. Tents must be setup on platforms where provided.  This is to prevent ground compaction which is harmful to the trees in and surrounding the sites.. 
  7. Check-in is at 12:30 and check-out is at 11:30.    $35 Fines apply for a early check-in or late check-out  
  8. Motor boats are not permitted within float lines at anytime.
  9. This is a  Pack It In, Pack It Out facility.  No trash receptacles are available.
  10. Pets on a leash are allowed on Bowman Island and at Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest.  NO pets on Moon Island.    
  11. Fire wood cannot be brought from home it must be purchased locally to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Violations subject to $35 fine per day/occurrence or be asked to leave if found breaking any of the regulations above.

Campsites

Click here to find campsites on our recreation map

Moon Island Campsites

  • Moon 1 - Large site 12 person capacity, wooden tent platforms
  • Moon 2 - Small site 6 person capacity with gravel tent platforms
  • Moon 3 - Small site 6 person capacity with no tent platforms

Bowman Island Campsites

  • Bowman 1 - Small site 6 person capacity, no tent platforms
  • Bowman 2 - Small site 6 person capacity with wooden tent platforms
  • Bowman 3 - Small site 6 person capacity with gravel tent platforms
  • Bowman 4 - Large site 12 person capacity, wooden tent platforms

Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest Campsites

  • Wister 1 - Large site 12 person capacity, wooden tent platforms
  • Wister 2 - Small site 6 person capacity, no tent platforms
  • Wister 3 - Small site 6 person capacity, no tent platforms
  • Wister 4 - Small site 6 person capacity, no tent platforms
  • Heron Cove - Small site 6 person capacity, wooden tent platforms

Leave No Trace on Squam

Plan Ahead and Prepare

     •  Know the area and what to expect 
     •  Select appropriate equipment
     •  Repackage food to reduce litter

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces 

•  Camp only in designated campsites
•  Always stay on the trails
•  Concentrate impact on durable surfaces

Properly Dispose of Waste

•  PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT
•  Toilets are provided at each camping area
•  Disperse dishwater at least 200 feet from the lake

Minimize Campfire Impacts

     •  Bring a campstove for cooking
     •  Purchase wood locally or buy it from SLA
     •  Never leave a campfire unattended

Leave What You Find

     •  Do not alter the campsites
     •  Do not damage plants and trees

Respect Wildlife

     •  Enjoy wildlife at a distance
     •  Avoid sensitive habitat areas

Be Considerate of Other Visitors

     •  Let nature’s sound prevail
     •  Respect other’s privacy