Swain's Lake


Swain's Lake

Town(s): Barrington NH
County: Strafford

Size: 348 acres
Average Depth: 10 feet
Maximum Depth: 29 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: No jet skis allowed, Sign posted at NH State boat Launch enforced by Marine patrol and Swains lake association. Personal Watercraft (PWC's) which are single or two person jet skis are illegal on Swains Lake per State Law.Three seaters and up are legal on the lake. Keep in mind, they must follow the same rules that all watercraft follow.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Nessled in the foothills of Barrington, Swains Lake is the perfect retreat for relaxation, fishing, and family fun. With over 300 acres of water there is always something to do. A community accessible boat launch along with a family oriented campground welcome vistors near and far to explore what wonderful features this lake has to offer.

Swains Lake (also known as Union Lake) is a 349-acre (1.41 km2) water body located in Strafford County in eastern New Hampshire, in the town of Barrington. Water from Swains Lake flows via the Bellamy River to the Piscataqua River estuary.

Nestled in the foothills of Barrington, New Hampshire lies a sweet gem of a lake perfect for pro and amateur alike. Swains Lake offers the accomplished angler the challenge of the large and small mouth bass while offering the novice the fun of yellow and white perch. Whatever your flavor this is a lake for everyone.

The only form of public access to Swains Lake is the public boat launch located on Young Road. There is a small area at the boat launch for fishing but no swimming areas on the lake that are open for public use.

Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species:

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: Unknown