Highland Lake


Highland Lake

Town(s): Stoddard NH, Washington NH
County: Cheshire, Sullivan

Size: 697 acres
Average Depth: 12 feet
Maximum Depth: 25 feet

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

Highland Lake is a 712-acre water body located in Sullivan and Cheshire counties in southwestern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Washington and Stoddard. The lake has two outlets. The north outlet feeds Shedd Brook, while the south outlet flows through Island Pond to the North Branch of the Contoocook River. Water from the two outlets rejoins in the town of Hillsborough, approximately 8 miles east of Highland Lake and one mile upstream from the Contoocook River. The lake is home to fish like the black crappie, the largemouth bass, the smallmouth bass, white perch, yellow perch and pumpkinseed.

The Highland Lake Association (HLA) is a non-profit lake community association dedicated to the interests of the members it serves and the surounding communities. Dues are $70 per year.

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum)

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Golden Shiner, American Eel

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: ACCESS: Town gravel ramp, parking.
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Directions: Directions: Rt 123 to Shedd Rd to Stacey Rd.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%