Winnisquam Lake


Winnisquam Lake

Town(s): Belmont NH, Laconia NH, Meredith NH, Sanbornton NH, Tilton NH
County: Belknap

Size: 4237 acres
Average Depth: 49 feet
Maximum Depth: 170 feet

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

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Covering 4,237 acres, Winnisquam Lake is New Hampshire's fourth-largest lake located entirely within the state's borders. Nestled into New Hampshire's Lakes Region, Winnisquam Lake covers approx. 4237 Acres, with over 28 miles of shoreline. It is the fourth largest lake in NH, with its borders touching five New Hampshire towns. Fishing is one of the top events, as the lake is naturally and artificially stocked with bass, trout, and salmon. Whether you are competing in a tournament or just having a lazy day on the lake, the crystal-clear water will not disappoint. Ahern State Park, sharing shoreline with Winnisquam Lake, offers boat access for power and non-power boats. A sandy beach is available for public use, and those brave enough to dive into Winnisquam Lake's cool spring-fed waters will find them incredibly refreshing.


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

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Salmon, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Bluegill, White Sucker, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: ACCESS: Winnisquam Access (Water St); Ahern State Park.
Parking Spaces: More than 40

Directions: Directions: Water St, Laconia.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%