NH is a beautiful state with lots of beautiful lakes. In fact many
people don't realize that the small state of New Hampshire has so many
How Many Lakes are in New Hampshire?
The state of New Hampshire lists 959 lakes in it's "Official List of
Public Waters." This is a list of bodies of water greater than 10 acres.
We do not offer a complete list of lakes in New Hampshire here, but do
offer descriptions of the ones we do have:
Back Lake Pittsburg NH
Lake is a 38 acre body of water located in the North Woods of northern
NH in Pittsburg, NH. The lake is perfect for fishing and boating.
Back Lake is home to many camping areas such as Powder Horn Cabins and
North Country Lodge.
Baxter Lake Farmington NH & Rochester NH
Lake is a 295 acre lake located in the town of Farmington NH and the
city of Rochester NH. Baxter Lake has beautiful waterfront homes
surrounding the lake. Some of the top fishing awards have been
given at the lake. Grand View Campground is a local attraction at
Baxter Lake. A great place to visit is Happy Valley Camping area.
Bow Lake Strafford NH & Northwood NH
Lake is a 1,160 acres lake located in the towns of Strafford NH and
Northwood NH. Bow Lake flows to the Atlantic Ocean by the Cocheco
and Piscataqua rivers. There are seven islands surrounding the
lake. To enjoy the beauty of the lake, stay at the Bow Lake Inn.
Bow Lake also offers fish stocking programs.
Canaan Street Lake, Canaan NH
Street Lake is 303 acre lake located in the town of Canaan NH.
Part of the shoreline of the lake is taken by the Cardigan Mountain
School. The lake is surrounded by beautiful lakefront homes.
Contoocook Lake in Jaffrey and Rindge NH
Lake is 380 acres and is located in the towns of Jaffrey NH and Rindge
NH. The lake flows into
Merrimack River in Penacook. There
is a walking trail near the lake and lots of things to do. You can
play golf at Shattuck Golf Course, spend a night at the Colonial Hotel
and enjoy the scenery at Contoocook Lake Dam. Woodmere Park
Campground is close to the lake as is the Super 8 Garden.
Conway Lake in Conway and Eaton NH
Lake is 1,316 acres with warm water fishing available. The lake is
formerly known as Walker’s Pond. The lake is 4 miles wide and 1.4
miles wide. Conway Lake is well known for fishing and canoeing.
The NH Fish and Game Dept. take care of the lake for Atlantic salmon.
Residents of the lakefront properties can swim on the private beaches,
sailing and water skiing are popular in the summer. The lake is
home to deer, snakes and turtles. The home is also home to Pork
Chop, an old large turtle.
First Connecticut Lake Pittsburg NH
Connecticut Lake is located in the town of Pittsburg NH. It is the
lowest as well as the largest and 4th smallest lake within the
Connecticut lakes group. At 3,071 acres, it is the 8th largest
lake in the state of NH. The lake houses several lakefront houses
and beautiful cabins. The lake is often used for hunting and
fishing. The lake measures 5.3 miles long and 2.7 miles across.
The Glen is a popular vacation spot. It offers lakeshore cabins as
well as main lodge. Some other nearby attractions includes Lake Urbagog National Wildlife Refuge and The White Mountain National Forest.
Half Moon Lake Barnstead NH & Alton NH
Lake is 282 acres located in the towns of Barnstead NH and Alton NH.
Half-moon Lake empties into the Merrimack River. The lake measures
1.6 miles long and only 0.4 miles across. Half-moon Lake is
located 640 feet above sea level. Fish species include largemouth
bass, Pickerel, Horned pout and White Perch.
Lake Massabesic Manchester NH and Auburn NH
Massabesic Lake is located in the city of
Manchester NH and the town of Auburn and covers 2,561 acres with in
Manchester. The lake is home to several islands: Browns
Island, Fletcher Island, Birch Island, Grape Island and several islets. Massabesic Lake provides the drinking
water for Manchester but you can boat and fish. The lake is 5.6
miles long and 1.3 miles wide. The lake stretches over 2,500 acres
and holds 15 billion gallons of water. The NH Audubon Center is located at
Battery Point on Massabesic Lake on the Auburn side of the lake.
Merrymeeting Lake New Durham NH
Lake is located in New Durham New Hampshire. The lake drains through
Merrymeeting Road, New Durham Village, to the south end of Lake
Winnipesaukee to West Powder Mill Fish Hatchery. The lake is home
to coldwater species of fish species such as Brook trout, Rainbow Trout
and Lake Trout as well as warm water fish such pickerel, white perch and
Newfound Lake Bristol, Danbury, Groton NH
Lake is in the lakes region of the state. Many people claim that
Newfound Lake is the cleanest in the world. It is 4,106 acres in
size and is one of the deepest lakes in NH at 183 feet deep at its
deepest point. The lake is 7 miles long and 2.5 miles wide.
The lake is surrounded by 6 towns including Bristol NH, Danbury NH and
Groton NH. There are also two lighthouses on the lake.
Ossipee Lake in Ossipee, Freedom and Effingham NH
Lake is the 6th largest lake in the state at 3,245 acres. It is
surrounded by the towns of Ossipee NH, Freedom NH and Effingham NH.
The lake holds both water and cold water fish. Ossipee Lake flows
into the Saco River in Maine. It is a popular vacation site in the
summer. The lake is surrounded by several condos, cabins and
Ossipee Lake Forum
Pawtuckaway Lake Nottingham NH
Pawtuckaway Lake is over 800 acres of water and several miles of
shoreline. The lake is well known for its bass fishing.
The lake is located in Nottingham NH and is about 8 miles long.
Pawtuckaway Lake is home to largest and small mouth bass, Crappie,
Catfish, Spotted, White and Striped Bass and Trout.
Pemigewasset Lake New Hampton & Meredith NH
Lake is located in the towns of New Hampton NH and Meredith NH.
The lake is 256 acres that flows to the Gulf of Maine. It
stretches 1.7 miles long and 0.7 miles wide. The lake is a popular
summer spot with summer camps and campgrounds.
Pleasant Lake Deerfield NH & New London NH
Lake is located in both the town is Deerfield NH and New London New
Hampshire. The lake in New London is 606 acres and measures 1.8
miles long and 0.7 miles across. The lake in Deerfield is 479
acres and is one of the top 10 cleanest lakes in NH.
Lake Sunapee is the 5th largest lake in the state. It is 8.1 miles long
and 2.5 across. It contains 8 islands, several peninsulas and 7
sandy beaches. There are also 6 boat ramps and 3 lighthouses. To
drive around the lake takes 25 minutes. Lake Sunapee is 1,093 feet
above sea level. The lake is home to several fish species such as
Golden Trout, Sunapee Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Yellow Perch, Smallmouth
Bass and Rainbow Smelt. There are also several animals that can be
seen roaming around the lake such as Black Bear, White Tailed Deer, Red
Squirrels, Fishers and Mink.
Lake Sunapee Forums
Suncook Lakes in Barnstead, NH
The Suncook Lakes are located in Center Barnstead NH. The Suncook Lakes
consist of Upper Suncook Lake and Lower Suncook Lake. Upper Suncook Lake
is deeper and is 402 acres. Lower Suncook Lake is much more shallow and
is 295 acres. The lakes are separated by a small channel with a bridge.
There is a boat ramp there at the bridge. Larger boats are unable to
pass under the bridge to Lower Suncook Lake. Suncook lakes are stocked
with rainbow trout. Other fish include large Mouth Bass, White Perch and
Yellow Perch. Lower Suncook Lake webcam
Webster Lake Franklin NH
Lake is 612 acres and located in the town of Franklin NH. The lake
has 2 public beaches, one on each side of the lake. The lake is
surrounded by wooded forests. It is home to fish species such as
bass, hornpout and trout.
Wentworth Lake Wolfeboro NH
Lake is located in Wolfeboro NH and is NH’s oldest summer resort.
The lake stretches over 3,018 acres and has close to 20 islands located
mainly in the center of the lake. There are 11 steams that flow
into Wentworth Lake and there are several sandy beaches along the lake.
Lake Wentworth is named after the former governor, John Wentworth.
For Lake Winnipesaukee, we have an entire section dedicated to the
state's largest lake.
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