Penacook Lake

Penacook Lake is a 362-acre (1.5 km2)[1] lake located in Merrimack County in central New Hampshire, United States, in the city of Concord. It has also been known as "Long Pond".[2] It serves as the water supply for Concord. Water that is not captured by the city's water treatment plant flows two-thirds of a mile to the Merrimack River.

Penacook Lake, West Concord, NH
Postcard from 1910
Penacook Lake
Long Pond
Penacook Lake 2015
Penacook Lake from the south
LocationMerrimack County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°13′52″N 71°35′29″W / 43.23111°N 71.59139°WCoordinates: 43°13′52″N 71°35′29″W / 43.23111°N 71.59139°W
Primary outflowsTributary of Merrimack River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Max. width0.6 miles (1.0 km)
Surface area362 acres (1.5 km2)
Surface elevation402 feet (123 m)

See also


  1. ^ "GRANITview II". NH GRANIT project, University of New Hampshire. Archived from the original on September 4, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Penacook Lake
Abbott State Forest

Abbott State Forest is a 35-acre (14 ha) protected area located in Concord, New Hampshire, on the west side of Lake View Drive. It is bordered to the east, across Lake View Drive, by Penacook Lake water supply land. Abbott State Forest was reported to be producing white spruce seed in 1982.

Anson S. Marshall

Anson Southard Marshall (December 3, 1822 – July 4, 1874) was an American attorney and politician who served as the United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire.

Concord, New Hampshire

Concord () is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Hampshire and the county seat of Merrimack County. As of the 2010 census, its population was 42,695, and in 2018 the population was an estimated 43,412.Concord includes the villages of Penacook, East Concord, and West Concord. The city is home to the University of New Hampshire School of Law, New Hampshire's only law school; St. Paul's School, a private preparatory school; NHTI, a two-year community college; and the Granite State Symphony Orchestra. It is the resting place of Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States.



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