Sunset Lake


Sunset Lake

Town(s): Hampstead NH
County: Rockingham
Local Name: Wash Pond

Size: 151 acres
Average Depth: 12 feet
Maximum Depth: 30 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions
Boating Comments: Skicraft (1 and 2 seat “Jetskis”) were banned from Sunset Lake in 1989. THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED ON OUR LAKE! Violators will be escorted off and fined. Personal watercraft (3+ seat machines) may only be operated between sunrise and sunset. PWR must NOT be operated within 150 feet of another PWC, vessel, platform, person, or object at a speed just enough to maintain headway and steerage.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Sunset Lake, also known as Wash Pond is about 151 acres in area and is a mile long and a half mile wide. The center of the lake is about 30 to 35 feet. The town of Hampstead maintains a beach on Sunset Lake which is open to all town residents. There is no public boat launch. The Sunset Lake Association (SLA) was formed in 1982 to help protect our natural resource, promote education and work with local agencies who want to keep the lake beautiful and healthy for all future generations. We are a membership based organization dedicated to serving the best interests of the people owning property on the shores of, or having legal deeded access to, Sunset Lake (a.k.a. Wash Pond) in Hampstead, NH. As an association we bring together the energies, talents, and funds of individuals for common efforts. The SLA assists in the annual Loon population count, does periodic water testing in conjunction with UNH, boater safety education with the NH Marine Patrol and other fun events such as a decorated Boat Parade and paddle events. SLA is also responsible for maintaining the lake water level through monitoring the dam and weather conditions.

Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species:

Boat Access: None, Private Lake
Parking Spaces: None

Shoreline Development: Unknown