Wickwas Lake

Wickwas Lake or Wicwas Lake[1] is a 350-acre (1.4 km2)[2] water body in Belknap County in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Meredith. Water from Wickwas Lake flows south to Winnisquam Lake, then to the Winnipesaukee River, and ultimately to the Merrimack River.

The lake is classified as a warm-water fishery, with observed species including smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, and black crappie.[3]

Longstanding disagreement about how to spell the name of the lake led locals in 2019 to request that the state officially designate it as "Wicwas" without a K.[4]

Wickwas Lake
Wicwas Lake
Wickwas Lake
LocationBelknap County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°36′51″N 71°33′9″W / 43.61417°N 71.55250°WCoordinates: 43°36′51″N 71°33′9″W / 43.61417°N 71.55250°W
Primary inflowsDolloff Brook
Primary outflowsDolloff Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.7 mi (2.7 km)
Max. width1.1 mi (1.8 km)
Surface area350 acres (1.4 km2)
Average depth13 ft (4.0 m)
Max. depth35 ft (11 m)
Surface elevation504 ft (154 m)

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wickwas Lake
  2. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT database
  3. ^ "Wicwas Lake, Meredith" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Concord Monitor: "What a difference a K makes, to a Meredith lake" Feb. 3, 2019
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.



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