The View From Squam Lake – Our Blog

The View From Squam Lake – Our Blog

Ice Harvest Update

Ice Harvest Update: Even before winter officially begins, ice is forming quickly in the coves on Big Squam Lake. When Jon Spence measured the thickness of the ice today, in the two locations where we harvest ice, we were surprised to learn that the Deep End area already had 4 inches of ice and Squaw Cove had 8 inches! The extended forecast is calling for a bit of a warming trend, but the temperatures still look cool enough to make ice. Given this scenario, it is possible that in early January Squaw Cove could reach the required 12 inch thickness needed to safely begin the ice harvest. We will monitor the conditions regularly from now until we start the operation and keep you posted as we learn more.

Squaw Cove

Jon Measures the ice

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2016 RDC Photo Contest


1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place


Scenery squam photo conest Brice Eldridge Scenery squam photo conest Susan Bircher Scenery squam photo conest John Hogan

Fun & Adventure

fun and adventure squam photo contest John Hogan fun and adventure squam photo contest
Jeff Von Kohorn
fun and adventure squam photo contest  Stephen Anderson

Flora & Fauna

flora and fauna squam photo conest Claire Hogan flora and fauna squam photo conest John Bagwill flora and fauna squam photo conest
 Patricia Eldredge

Off Season

off season squam photo contest Betsy Whitmore off season squam photo contest Eric Morse off season squam photo contest Brice Eldridge

Congratulation to the winners and thanks to everyone for submitting great photographs to the RDC Photo Contest. Click on a photo above to see a large image in a new window – note: you may have to disable pop up blocker settings in your web browser.

2015 RDC Photo Contest

2014 RDC Photo Contest

2013 RDC Photo Contest

2012 RDC Photo Contest

2011 RDC Photo Contest

2010 RDC Photo Contest

2009 RDC Photo Contest



Yoga Weekend at RDC

There’s still room for you to join this awesome getaway yoga weekend at RDC!! Check out our little promo video:

Join Katie O’Connell ERYT 500 and Ayurveda Yoga Therapist at Dragonfly Yoga Barn for a getaway weekend at Rockywold-Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake, NH June 9-12th. Enjoy daily yoga, kayaking, buffet meals and lakeside lodging, tai chi, hiking, and more! Register:

“We feel rooted within our own families as well as with those special friends we meet at this place. We are regenerated by Squam Lake’s natural wonders– fragrant pines, mountain summits, star-filled night skies, and haunting loon calls, to name a few.

Those of us lucky enough to spend some summer days at RDC share in a restful calm. We are certainly grateful for this unique place of simplicity and peace. I know we take this spirit with us when we leave Squam, counting the days until we can return”.

Margie Howe Emmons

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