Pemigewasset Lake

Pemigewasset Lake is a 249-acre (101 ha)[1] water body located in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire in the United States. The lake straddles the border between the towns of New Hampton and Meredith, both in Belknap County. Outflow from the lake travels down Harper Brook to the Pemigewasset River, a tributary of the Merrimack River, which flows to the Gulf of Maine.[2]

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, and black crappie.[1]

Pemigewasset Lake
Pemigewasset Lake
LocationBelknap County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°36′53″N 71°35′41″W / 43.61472°N 71.59472°WCoordinates: 43°36′53″N 71°35′41″W / 43.61472°N 71.59472°W
Primary inflowsMerrill Brook
Primary outflowstributary of Harper Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.7 mi (2.7 km)
Max. width0.7 mi (1.1 km)
Surface area249 acres (101 ha)
Average depth8 feet (2 m)
Max. depth29 feet (9 m)
Surface elevation558 ft (170 m)
Islands1
SettlementsNew Hampton, Meredith

Development

Summer camps, private residences, and a campground line the northern side of the lake, while the southern shoreline is less developed. NH Route 104 runs past the north shore of the lake. A private area called "Smoke Rise" lies on the western side of the lake. Smoke Rise Road and a smaller secondary road, Easy Street, are located in this area. Smoke Rise borders the southwest side of Pemi Shores, a popular local campground.

Island

The western portion of the lake contains a large uninhabited island. The island is edged with edible blueberries and boasts some rather large, old trees inland. It is named Kelley Island on state Fish and Game Department maps[1] but is often referred to as Blueberry Island.

Although evidence of previous fire pits can be found on the island, burning is strictly prohibited by the New Hampton fire department.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Pemigewasset Lake, New Hampton" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  2. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT database Archived 2013-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
Meredith, New Hampshire

Meredith is a town in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 6,241 at the 2010 census. Meredith is situated beside Lake Winnipesaukee. It is home to the Stonedam Island Natural Area and the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad.

The primary village in town, where 1,718 people resided at the 2010 census, is defined as the Meredith census-designated place, and is located at the junction of U.S. Route 3 and New Hampshire Route 25 at the head of Meredith Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee.

New Hampton, New Hampshire

New Hampton is a town in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,165 at the 2010 census. A winter sports resort area, New Hampton is home to George Duncan State Forest and to the New Hampton School, a private preparatory school established in 1821.

The primary village in town, where 351 people resided at the 2010 census, is defined as the New Hampton census-designated place, and is located along New Hampshire Route 132, just south of its intersection with Route 104.

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