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Suncook Lake


Town(s): Barnstead NH
County: Belknap

Size: 697 acres
Average Depth: 15 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: Public boat ramp is at the bridge on Narrows Road.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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The Suncook Lakes are a pair of lakes located in Belknap County in central New Hampshire, in the town of Barnstead. Upper Suncook Lake encompasses 402 acres (1.63 km2), while Lower Suncook Lake covers 295 acres (1.19 km2). The lakes are connected by a 1,000-foot-long channel, spanned by a road bridge. A dam at the outlet of Lower Suncook Lake controls the water level of both lakes. The lakes are located along the Suncook River, a tributary of the Merrimack River. There is a public boat ramp on Narrows Rd at the bridge. The boat ramp is on the Upper Suncook Lake side of the bridge. Lower Suncook Lake is accessible by going under the bridge. The bridge is very low and extreme caution must be used to access Lower Suncook Lake by the public boat ramp. The bridge trusses are about 45-55 inches above the surface of the water depending on the water level of the lakes. Many smaller boats can fit under the bridge.

Water Quality: Treated Annually, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum)

Fishing Comments: fish species include; rainbow trout, small and largemouth bass, pickerel, horned pout and white & yellow perch.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Yellow Bullhead, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Shoreline Development: 50-75%