Lonesome Lake (New Hampshire)

Lonesome Lake is a 12.2-acre (49,000 m2) water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, south of Cannon Mountain.[1] The lake is reachable by hiking trails from the Franconia Notch Parkway and features an Appalachian Mountain Club hut on its southwest shore.

The lake lies in the Merrimack River watershed. Its outlet, Cascade Brook, flows south over ledges and waterfalls to the Pemigewasset River near "The Basin" in Franconia Notch. The Pemigewasset in turn flows south to the Merrimack River, which reaches the Atlantic Ocean at Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Lonesome Lake is part of Franconia Notch State Park. The Appalachian Trail passes the lake at its outlet. Additional hiking trails travel north to Cannon Mountain.

The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery and contains brook trout.[2]

Lonesome Lake
Lonesome Lake From Cannon Mountain
Lonesome Lake from Cannon Mountain
LocationFranconia Notch State Park, Grafton County, New Hampshire
Coordinates44°8′24″N 71°42′4″W / 44.14000°N 71.70111°WCoordinates: 44°8′24″N 71°42′4″W / 44.14000°N 71.70111°W
Primary outflowsCascade Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length0.2 mi (0.32 km)
Max. width0.1 mi (0.16 km)
Surface area12.2 acres (49,000 m2)
Average depth4 feet (1.2 m)
Max. depth8 feet (2.4 m)
Surface elevation2,730 ft (830 m)

See also


  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT database Archived 2013-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Lonesome Lake, Lincoln" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
Lonesome Lake

Lonesome Lake could refer to:

In the United States:

Lonesome Lake (Idaho), an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho

Lonesome Lake (Montana), a lake located in Carbon County, Montana

Lonesome Lake (New Hampshire), a lake located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Lonesome Lake (Washington), an alpine lake in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Pierce County, WashingtonIn Canada:

Lonesome Lake (British Columbia), a lake located in Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park, British Columbia


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