First Connecticut Lake


First Connecticut Lake

Town(s): Pittsburg NH
County: Coos

Size: 3071 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: 160 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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First Connecticut Lake is situated in New Hampshire’s Great North Woods Region and is one of four lovely lakes to visit. First Connecticut Lake is the largest of the four lakes and has a surface area of 3,071 acres. While this lake is great for all kinds of recreational activities, the main draw of First Connecticut Lake is really its fishing. The trout and salmon in the lake will test the skills of all great anglers, and sports fishermen are bound to set new records with the game in this lake. Fly fishing and ice fishing are equally popular here. Meanwhile, visitors can also enjoy the wildlife that the lake has to offer while hiking through the surrounding areas. Vacation rentals are also available for those who want to spend the weekend (or longer) at the lake.

Its undeveloped shoreline combined with rugged mountain vistas make First Connecticut Lake a favorite destination. There are three public boat launches on First Lake. One by the dam; a good bet for larger boats, another across from the Cabins at Lopstick and a third at the end of Camp Otter Rd. The dam at First Lake is a 'tailwater' dam meaning its discharged water comes from a depth in the lake keeping river water cool all summer and providing excellent trout habitat.

Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species:

Fishing Comments: Home to lake trout and landlocked salmon, this beautiful lake draws anglers every year after ice-out in hopes of catching a trophy fish. Daily limits: Lake trout, 2 fish over 18". Daily bag limit for lake trout and salmon is 2 fish (2 lake trout, two salmon, or 1 of each) Salmon, 2 fish over 15" Trout, open water, 5 fish or five pounds whichever is reached first. Through the ice, 2 fish. No length limit.

Boat Access: Unknown
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Directions: Directions:From Boston: North on I-93 past Franconia Notch, exit 35 to Route 3 North to Pittsburg.From Connecticut: North on I-91 to St. Johnsbury, Vt then Route 2 East to Lancaster, NH, then Route 3 North to Pittsburg.From Portland ME: Maine Turnpike North to exit 11, then Route 26 to Colebrook, NH and Route 3 North to Pittsburg.From Montreal: East on 10 to Magog, South on 55 to Newport, VT, then 11 east to Route 114 North to West Stewartstown, NH to Route 3 North.
Shoreline Development: Unknown