Milville Lake


Milville Lake

Town(s): Salem NH
County: Rockingham

Size: 50 acres
Average Depth: 13 feet
Maximum Depth: 20 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

Click to visit this lake's association site!

Click to get more information about this lake!

Click to watch a video about this lake!

Millville Lake was created by the Arlington Textile Mills of Lawrence, MA in 1917 as storage reservoirs for the Mills. The lake was constructed on a branch of the Spicket River known as Flat Rock Brook (or Hitty Titty Brook) at a cost of about $60,000.00 and provided about 100,000,000 gallons of storage.

Cottages began to be erected in the early 1920s. Henry Morrison was the first developer at the lake and is credited with changing the name from Hanagan's Pond. He created a dance hall on the lake called the Millville Lake Ballroom. After the dance hall burned lake residents, Ruth and William Seubert opened a variety store called Seubert's Store on the site. The dance hall and variety store were located at the current town beach area.


  • Millville Lake covers 54 acres.
  • Millville dam - Class B dam. Significant hazard potential if failure occurs.
  • No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding l0 MPH on Millville Lake in Salem.
  • Operation of Skicraft. - Division of Safety Services


Water Quality: Treated Annually, No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fish Species: American Eel

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: There is a private ramp for car-top boat access.
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: 25-50%