Franklin Pierce Lake

Franklin Pierce Lake, also known as Jackman Reservoir,[1] is a 483-acre (2.0 km2)[2] reservoir located in Hillsborough County in southern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Hillsborough and Antrim. It is named for Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, who was born in Hillsborough. The lake impounds the North Branch of the Contoocook River and lies within the Merrimack River watershed.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, white perch, northern pike, bluegill, and black crappie.[1]

Franklin Pierce Lake
Jackman Reservoir
LocationHillsborough County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°5′54″N 71°57′10″W / 43.09833°N 71.95278°WCoordinates: 43°5′54″N 71°57′10″W / 43.09833°N 71.95278°W
Primary inflowsNorth Branch Contoocook River
Primary outflowsNorth Branch Contoocook River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Max. width0.7 mi (1.1 km)
Surface area483 acres (2.0 km2)
Average depth10 ft (3.0 m)
Max. depth30 ft (9.1 m)
Surface elevation764 ft (233 m)
SettlementsHillsborough; Antrim

See also


  1. ^ a b "Jackman Reservoir, Hillsboro, Antrim" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  2. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system Archived August 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
Franklin Pierce Homestead

The Franklin Pierce Homestead is a historic house museum and state park located in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. It was the childhood home of the fourteenth President of the United States, Franklin Pierce.

Hillsborough, New Hampshire

Hillsborough, frequently spelled Hillsboro, is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 6,011 at the 2010 census. The town is home to Fox State Forest and part of Low State Forest.

The main village of the town, where 1,976 people resided at the 2010 census, is defined as the Hillsborough census-designated place (CDP), and encompasses the main urban area of the town, located along the Contoocook River at the junction of New Hampshire Route 149 with Henniker Street and Main Street. The town also includes the villages of Hillsborough Center, Hillsborough Upper Village, Hillsborough Lower Village, and Emerald Lake Village.

List of dams and reservoirs in New Hampshire

Following is a list of dams and reservoirs in New Hampshire.

All major dams are linked below. The National Inventory of Dams defines any "major dam" as being 50 feet (15 m) tall with a storage capacity of at least 5,000 acre feet (6,200,000 m3), or of any height with a storage capacity of 25,000 acre feet (31,000,000 m3).

New Hampshire Route 31

New Hampshire Route 31 (abbreviated NH 31) is a 56.148-mile-long (90.361 km) north–south state highway in southern New Hampshire. It runs from Mason on the Massachusetts border to Goshen.

The southern terminus of NH 31 is in Mason at the Massachusetts state line, where, as Greenville Road, the road becomes Massachusetts Route 31. The northern terminus of NH 31 is in Goshen at New Hampshire Route 10.

North Branch Contoocook River

The North Branch of the Contoocook River is a 17.9-mile-long (28.8 km) river located in southwestern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Contoocook River, part of the Merrimack River watershed.

The North Branch begins in a highland region of lakes, swamps, and intricate stream networks in the town of Stoddard, New Hampshire. The New Hampshire GRANIT geographic information system places the beginning of the North Branch at the outlet of Rye Pond in the extreme southeast corner of Stoddard. Additional significant flow quickly arrives when the outlet of Highland Lake and Island Pond joins from the north. From here to Franklin Pierce Lake, the North Branch consists of a stairstep-like series of flatwater and wetlands interspersed with sections of whitewater that are popular among New England kayakers. Below Franklin Pierce Lake it is a short distance to the Contoocook River in Hillsborough. Beards Brook enters the North Branch in Hillsborough just upstream of the river's end at the Contoocook.

New Hampshire Route 9 follows the North Branch for most of the river's length.



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