Rattlesnake Island Association

Summer in full swing!  Updated 07-02-19)

Summer is finally here and camps are in full swing hosting our families, friends and all those in between!  We hope your summer is a great one.  

Many on the island don't know each other.  One good way to introduce yourself is the "I Love Rattlesnake Island" Facebook Page.  Lots of fun updates and banter about the water, parking, weather etc. If you're not a member, its another way to connect with your fellow islanders.  

DOGS!  We all love our dogs.  This time of year, many folks bring them out to the island and let the run freely.  Please keep in mind that not everyone is a dog person and that free roaming dogs might scare folks.  Keep your animals leashed, so they can be safe and our members stay safe as well.  Thank you for your cooperation.  

Here is to a great summer!  

Thank you, 

RIA Board and Officers

Welcome to Rattlesnake Island

Rattlesnake Island is the 3rd largest island on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.  The resources on this website are meant for use by Rattlesnake Island Association Membership and Officers.

Association Overview

Today, the island is governed by an association of its members.

The Rattlesnake Island Association (“RIA”) was incorporated in the state of New Hampshire on May 12, 1969.

Its Articles of Incorporation were restated March 15, 1994.
All Rattlesnake Island property owners belong to the RIA. There are 186 individually owned lots on the perimeter of the island. There are two lots on the interior of the island’s northwest side that are privately owned. The remaining interior property on the northwest side is owed by the RIA. The interior property on the southeast side of the island is owned by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.
In addition to its interest in the island’s interior land, the RIA also owns a number of lots on the island’s perimeter:

Copeland’s Cove
Washington View
Mountain View
Major View
Raccoon Point
Pow Wow
Young’s Cove

The land owned by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust is accessible through one designated waterfront lot and dock on the southeast end of the island. This island access is limited to Trust members and their accompanied guests.
In addition to the interior northwest land and the 8 waterfront island lots, the RIA owns one lot on its neighboring Sleeper Island. This lot is used to bring power to Rattlesnake Island from the mainland.
Upon request, all members of the RIA are provided with keys to the launch ramp and trailer storage area and parking passes for the upper and lower parking lots.

2020 Annual Meeting will be June 27, 2020.

Registration will open soon. Look for a communication from RIA in late May.

Online Account

Log In Instructions: 

You can now log in to the website using the email address you have with RIA. To log in the first time, enter your email address and click 'forgot password'.  RIA will email you a temporary password.  


If RIA does not have your email address on file, you will get an error message. 

To set up your online account, please fill out the online form on the Contact page.  Please note your lot information, and we'll activate your account.

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