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Hermit Lake, NH

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Hermit Lake


Town(s): Sanbornton NH
County: Belknap

Size: 220 acres
Average Depth: 8 feet
Maximum Depth: 50 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Boating Comments: 10 HP limit.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Hermit Lake is bounded on the north by Meredith, on the West by Stage Road, on the East by Hueber Drive and on the South by Hermit Woods Road. Plummer Pond  (the Northern water) is the deepest at about 50 feet in the center.  On the West is a Peninsula (formerly contained Circle Point Road) and now is Patriot Lane. Most of Hermit Lake has an average depth of 10 feet with a 10HP boating restriction. Hermit Lake freezes completely (but walk at your own risk) during the winter with a peak ice thickness around February. 

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Bluegill

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: ACCESS: Town beach, residents only.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Travel north on 93 and exit 22 will take you to Hermit Lake from the center. Travel south on 93 and exit 23 will take you to Hermit Lake from the North.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%