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has several very scenic smaller lakes ideal for small craft such as Canoe, a
few I have listed below. For motor boating see Lake Winnipesaukee below.
Dam. Not a motor boating stream, but it is very scenic for canoeing and
trout fishing. About 25 miles northwest of Manchester off New Hampshire State
Route 127. Located about 12 miles north of Concord, New Hampshire off I-93.
Lake. Fishing, Ice Fishing, Snowmobiling, Swimming Beach, Restrooms, Drinking
Water, Picnic/Day Use, Nearby Restaurants. Launch Ramp. Fed by Hopkinton Lake.
Clough State Park lies along the southern end. Located about 6 miles south
of Concord off New Hampshire State Route 13.
- First Connecticut
Lake / Second Lake / Lake Francis. Part of New Hampshire's "White Mountain"
region. Campsites without Electricity, Restrooms, Drinking Water, Picnic/Day
Use, Sanitary Dump Station. Lake Francis State Park lies on the north end
of First Connecticut Lake. This territory is home to bald eagles and osprey,
moose and bear and few people. Located off U.S. Route 3.
Lake. 4.3 miles long by up to 1/2 mile wide in spots. Fishing, Swimming,
Boating, unlimited H.P. Camping. Located 3 miles south of Washington off N.H.
State Route 31.
Lake. 220 Acres of shallow water. Recommended only for Canoeing. Fishing,
Ice Fishing, Interpretive Trail, Snowmobiling, Swimming Beach, Athletic Fields,
Restrooms, Drinking Water, Picnic/Day Use, Nearby Restaurants, Hotels and
Stores. Launch Ramp. Elmbrook State Park is located on the North side of this
7 mile long lake. A popular stop for New Concord Boaters! Located 8 miles
west of Concord, New Hampshire off I 89.
- Little Bay
Lake. Fishing. This 6 mile long lake is located 5 miles northwest of Portsmouth
off U.S. 4.
Lake. 1000 acres. Boating, Fishing, Launch Ramps. Located just off I 89
at Lower Shaker Village.
Lake. 2500 acres. Fishing,Boating, NoSwimming, Launch Ramps, 45
mph limit. Massabasic Lake is part of New Hampshire's "Merrimack
Valley". region. It has two lobes connected by the narrows where New Hampshire
Route 28 crosses it (also the main launch site). Located off Route 28 Auburn.
Lake. 3000 acres. Part of "The Lakes" region. Fishing, Boating, Ramps
(some charge small fees). At Deer Cove (off N.H. Route 16) there is an excellent
ramp available without charge with plenty of parking. This small but
scenic lake is located near the intersection of New Hampshire State Route
25 and 16.
- Otter Brook
Lake. 70 Acres, (no motors). Fishing, Ice Fishing, Swimming Beach, Athletic
Fields, Restrooms, Drinking Water, Picnic/Day Use, Nearby Restaurants, Hotels
and Stores. Launch Ramp. Great for Canoeing. Three miles northeast of Keene
off New Hampshire State Route 9.
Lake. 4100 acres. Part of "The Lakes" region. Boating, Swimming, Beach,
Picnic/Day Use, Restrooms, Drinking Water. Launch Ramps are available now
at Wellington State Park. Located 3 miles north of Bristol off New Hampshire
State Route 3A.
Lake. 900 Acres. Swimming, Fishing, Beach, Ramps.A 6 mph speed limit is
enforced in the Bay of Fundy area. Located near Nottingham/Raymond in the Merrimack
- Squam Lake.
7000 acres. 40 MPH speed limit day light. Fishing, Ramps. Squam Lake
is divided into two lobes (most people call them Squam Lake and Little Squam
Lake). Located 3 miles south of White Mountain National Forest near Holderness.
The Squam Lake Science Center lies on its eastern edge.
- Lake Sunapee.
4000 Acres. Boating, Fishing, Launch Ramps. One of New Hampshire's most popular
lakes, its one of the largest in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. Publivc
Launch Ramps are located on both sides of the lake. Home of Mt. Sunapee
State Park, this lake is located just of I-89 at exit 12.
- Surrey Mountain
Lake. 260 Acre Lake. 10 H.P. Limit. Fishing, Ice Fishing, Interpretive
Trail, Snowmobiling, Swimming Beach, Athletic Fields, Restrooms, Drinking
Water, Picnic/Day Use, Nearby Restaurants-Hotels and Stores. Launch Ramp.
8000 acres. Boating, Fishing, Launch Ramps. There are dozens
of coves on this spread. This large lake lies on the border with Maine Most
of the land on the New Hampshire side is under conservation easements to protect
the marshy habita. Ramps are available off Route 26 at Sargent Cove and
just east of Errol off N.H. Route 16.
- Lake Wentworth.
Fishing, Picnic/Day Use, Restrooms, Drinking Water. Wentworth State Park lies
on the northeastern side. Located just east of the southern edge of Lake Winnipesaukee
- Lake Winnipesaukee.
45,000 acres. Part of "The Lakes" Region. Sailing, All Boating Sports, Fishing,
Ice Fishing, Interpretive Trail, Snowmobiling, Swimming Beach, Restrooms,
Drinking Water, Picnic/Day Use, Nearby Restaurants, Hotels and Stores. Launch
Ramps, Marina, Fuel. The most popular inland lake in New England. Sites around
the lake include The Meredith Auto Museum, Libby Museum, Endicott Rock and
the Animal Forest. Several small scenic villages and ski areas also are located
near the lake (2 on the southeastern side) making this a popular year round
destination. This 20 mile long by up to 10 miles wide lake is located 25 miles
north-northeast of Concord along New Hampshire State Route 11 (can access
off I 93 at exit 23).Good Ramping spots include Melvin Village, Wolfeboro
adn Ellacoya State Park.
Lake. 4200 acres. Fishing, Ramps. This is a Long and Skinny lake just
down from Lake Winnipesaukee's Opechee Bay (seperated by a dam). A laucnh
ramp is located on Whipple Ave. in Laconia.
Here for a link to Adams Marina.
on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers brochures and boaters information.
If you know of any other great spots in New Hampshire for boating (of all types),
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