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NH Lakes - Swimming, Boating, Fishing

Planning a vacation to NH and looking for NH Lakes? Find your NH Lakes in NH right here.

 
The Lakes Region of NH offers some of the cleanest and finest waters in the world. From Lake Winnipesaukee, NH’s signature lake to many of the smaller lakes that are located in every county of this wonderful attraction field state.,
 
Some of the finest hotels and timeshare resorts in New England are located right here in NH. Listed on NH Lakes are the many lakes you may come into contact with while searching for that favorite fishing hole, or boat ramp to unload. Swimming in NH can be found not only in lakes and ponds but also in some of the many streams and rivers throughout the state.
 
With the unlimited choices, deep and not so deep lakes, you can enjoy endless hours and days discovering NH Lakes and the towns they are located in.
 
Water skiing swimming, boating, Canoe, Kayaking or diving for wrecks of times past,  you will find the perfect lake in New Hampshire.
 
Eventually, we’ll dive into each lake posted here for individual lake information.
 
NH Lakes  LIST – Lake | Town Located | Area |
 

Lake Town(s) or city Area (acres)  Area (hectares)
Akers Pond Errol 276.3 111.8
Armington, Lake Piermont 152.2 61.6
Arlington Mill Reservoir Salem 268.6 108.7
Ashuelot Pond Washington 367.8 148.9
Ayers Island Reservoir BristolBridgewaterNew Hampton 500.0 202.3
Baboosic Lake AmherstMerrimack 228.5 92.5
Back Lake Pittsburg 347.7 140.1
Balch Pond/Stump Pond Wakefield, NHNewfield, MEActon, ME 570.7 230.9
Baxter Lake FarmingtonRochester 302.1 122.3
Bellamy Reservoir MadburyDover 382.2 154.7
Bow Lake StraffordNorthwood 1,160.7 469.7
Broad Bay FreedomEffingham 463.8 187.7
Canaan Street Lake Canaan 303.0 122.6
Canobie Lake WindhamSalem 373.4 151.1
Cedar Pond Milan 78 32
Chocorua Lake Tamworth 222 90
Christine Lake Stark 197 80
Cobbetts Pond Windham 302.1 122.3
Comerford Reservoir Monroe, NHLittleton, NHBarnet, VTWaterford, VT 1,093.0 442.3
Contoocook Lake JaffreyRindge 322.9 130.7
Conway Lake ConwayEaton 1,299.0 525.7
Country Pond KingstonNewton 255.0 103.2
Crystal Lake Enfield 404.4 163.7
Crystal Lake Gilmanton 440.9 178.4
Crystal Lake Manchester 18.6 7.5
Dan Hole Pond OssipeeTuftonboro 443.3 179.4
Deering Reservoir Deering 315.4 127.6
Dublin Pond Dublin 240 97
Eastman Pond GranthamEnfield 335.0 135.6
Echo Lake Franconia 38.2 15.5
Echo Lake Conway 15.7 6.4
First Connecticut Lake Pittsburg 3,071.0 1,242.8
Fourth Connecticut Lake Pittsburg 1.8 0.74
Francis, Lake (Murphy Dam) PittsburgClarksville 1,933.8 782.6
Franklin Pierce Lake HillsboroughAntrim 483.4 195.6
Goose Pond CanaanHanover 624.6 252.8
Grafton Pond Grafton 321.0 129.9
Granite Lake NelsonStoddard 232.5 94.1
Great East Lake Wakefield, NHActon, ME 1,829.6 740.4
Great Pond Kingston 268.0 108.5
Greenough Pond Wentworth’s Location 234 95
Halfmoon Lake BarnsteadAlton 282.4 114.3
Harrisville Pond Harrisville 138 56
Highland Lake StoddardWashington 712.0 288.1
Hopkins Pond (Adder Pond) Andover 27 11
Horn Pond Wakefield, NHActon, ME 227 92
Island Pond Stoddard 179 72
Island Pond DerryHampsteadAtkinson 531.6 215.1
Ivanhoe, Lake Wakefield 68 28
Jenness Pond NorthwoodPittsfield 266.9 108.0
Kanasatka, Lake Moultonborough 371.0 150.1
Lakes of the Clouds Sargent’s Purchase 0.6 0.24
Little Squam Lake AshlandHolderness 408.1 165.1
Little Sunapee Lake New LondonSpringfield 472.0 191.0
Locke Lake Barnstead 149 60
Lonesome Lake Lincoln 12.2 4.9
Lovell Lake Wakefield 538.0 217.7
Mascoma Lake EnfieldLebanon 1,165.3 471.6
Massabesic Lake AuburnManchester 2,561.4 1,036.6
Massasecum, Lake Bradford 401.7 162.6
McIndoes Reservoir Monroe, NHBarnet, VT 545.0 220.6
Mendums Pond BarringtonNottingham 252.7 102.3
Merrymeeting Lake New Durham 1,233.0 499.0
Milton Pond Milton, NHLebanon, ME 270.5 109.5
Mirror Lake Tuftonboro 332.8 134.7
Monomonac, Lake Rindge, NHWinchendon, MA 593.8 240.3
Moore Reservoir Littleton, NHDalton, NHWaterford, VTConcord, VT 3,490.0 1,412.3
Newfound Lake BristolHebronAlexandria 4,450.7 1,801.2
Northeast Pond Milton, NHLebanon, MEActon, ME 682.7 276.4
Northwood Lake NorthwoodEpsom 653.0 264.3
Nubanusit Lake NelsonHancock 715.0 289.3
Opechee Bay Laconia 449.0 181.7
Ossipee Lake OssipeeFreedom 3,245.3 1,313.4
Paugus Bay Laconia 1,220.0 493.7
Pawtuckaway Lake Nottingham 783.4 317.0
Pearly Lake Rindge 191.5 77.5
Pemigewasset Lake New HamptonMeredith 255.8 103.5
Penacook Lake Concord 360.0 145.7
Pine River Pond Wakefield 570.4 230.8
Pleasant Lake Deerfield 479.0 193.8
Pleasant Lake New London 606.0 245.2
Pontook Reservoir Dummer 280.0 113.3
Potanipo Pond Brookline 136.2 55.1
Powder Mill Pond BenningtonHancockGreenfield 435.0 176.0
Powwow Pond KingstonEast Kingston 285.3 115.5
Profile Lake Franconia 13 5.3
Province Lake Wakefield, NHEffingham, NHParsonsfield, ME 967.1 391.4
Sebbins Pond Bedford 20 8.1
Second Connecticut Lake Pittsburg 1,102.1 446.0
Silver Lake HarrisvilleNelson 332.7 134.6
Silver Lake Hollis 39 16
Silver Lake Madison 969.4 392.3
Skatutakee Lake Harrisville 228 92
Solitude, Lake Newbury 4.6 1.9
Spofford Lake Chesterfield 738.8 299.0
Squam Lake HoldernessCenter HarborMoultonboroughSandwich 6,790.7 2,748.2
Stinson Lake Rumney 350.0 141.6
Success Pond Success 290.0 117.4
Sunapee, Lake SunapeeNew LondonNewbury 4,136.2 1,673.9
Suncook Lakes Barnstead 697.0 282.1
Sunrise Lake Middleton 256.9 104.0
Sunset Lake AltonGilmanton 252.7 102.3
Surry Mountain Lake Surry 265.0 107.2
Swains Lake Barrington 348.8 141.2
Tarleton, Lake PiermontWarren 334.3 135.3
Third Connecticut Lake Pittsburg 231 93
Thorndike Pond JaffreyDublin 248.7 100.6
Turkey Ponds Concord 339.0 137.2
Tuxbury Pond South Hampton, NHAmesbury, MA 119 48
Umbagog Lake Errol, NHCambridge, NHUpton, MEMagalloway, ME 7,538.9 3,051.0
Waukewan, Lake MeredithNew Hampton 928.3 375.7
Weare Reservoir Weare 279.1 113.0
Webster Lake Franklin 612.0 247.7
Wentworth, Lake Wolfeboro 3,115.6 1,260.9
White Oak Pond Holderness 291.0 117.8
Wicwas, Lake Meredith 350.1 141.7
Willard Pond Antrim 108.0 44.0
Winnipesaukee, Lake LaconiaGilfordMeredithCenter Harbor,
MoultonboroughTuftonboroWolfeboroAlton
44,586.0 18,043.1
Winnisquam Lake TiltonBelmontSanborntonLaconiaMeredith 4,237.5 1,714.9

 

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