Highland Lake


Highland Lake

Town(s): Andover NH
County: Merrimack

Size: 206 acres
Average Depth: 16 feet
Maximum Depth: 44 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Unknown

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Highland Lake is a natural lake that was raised 10 feet with the construction of a dam. Maximum depth is 63 feet, and mean depth is 24 feet. The shoreline is extensively developed with houses, and the only forested area that remains is part of Burr Pond State Park, on the west side of the lake’s southern end.

The 445-acre Highland Lake has a rich community of aquatic plants. A total of 16 species were recorded during a 2004 survey. Of these, three were invasive species, including both Eurasian water-milfoil and variable-leaf milfoil. Myriophyllum spicatum has become a concern for lake residents, and an herbicide was applied in 2004 to reduce its abundance. Historically, the lake water level had been reduced during the winter to reduce aquatic plant abundance.

Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species:

Boat Access: Unknown
Ramp Comments: ACCESS: gravel ramp, Town residents.
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Directions: Directions: Rt 11 to Maple St to Channel Rd.
Shoreline Development: Unknown