Bow Lake


Bow Lake

Town(s): Northwood NH, Strafford NH
County: Rockingham, Strafford

Size: 1140 acres
Average Depth: 10 feet
Maximum Depth: 65 feet

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

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Roughly 30 miles south of New Hampshire’s beloved Lake Winnipesaukee is the less frequented but equally beautiful Bow Lake. Although there are other much more favored lakes in the state, there’s no denying that Bow Lake is endearing and charming thanks to its colonial history. Bow Lake actually started as Bow Pond and eventually grew in size when water-powered mills were built around the pond back in the 1700s. Fishing is the top activity of Bow Lake, with over a dozen fish species swimming under the surface such as rainbow trout, black bass, chain pickerel, eel, pike and sunfish. Apart from fishing, Bow Lake is also a great place for sailing, camping, hiking, and canoeing. When winter rolls around, Bow Lake is perfect for cross-country skiing and ice fishing.

Bow Lake is a 1,160-acre (470 ha) water body located in Strafford and Rockingham counties in eastern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Strafford and Northwood. Its outlet is the Isinglass River, flowing east to the Atlantic Ocean via the Cocheco and Piscataqua rivers.

Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species:

Boat Access: Unknown
Ramp Comments: ACCESS: concrete ramp at Water St, or shorebank at Mary Waldron Park.
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Directions: Directions: Bow Lake Rd park at Bow Lake Village.
Shoreline Development: Unknown