Back Lake (New Hampshire)

Coordinates: 45°04′49″N 71°21′07″W / 45.08028°N 71.35194°W / 45.08028; -71.35194
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Back Lake
Looking south across Back Lake, August 2019
Back Lake is located in New Hampshire
Back Lake
Back Lake
Location in New Hampshire
Back Lake is located in the United States
Back Lake
Back Lake
Location in the United States
LocationCoos County, New Hampshire
Coordinates45°04′49″N 71°21′07″W / 45.08028°N 71.35194°W / 45.08028; -71.35194
Primary outflowsBack Lake Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.4 mi (2.3 km)
Max. width0.6 mi (0.97 km)
Surface area348 acres (1.41 km2)
Average depth7 ft (2.1 m)
Max. depth15 ft (4.6 m)
Surface elevation1,575 ft (480 m)

Back Lake is a 348-acre (141 ha)[1] water body located in Coos County in northern New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Pittsburg. It is part of the Connecticut River watershed. It is situated north of Lake Francis and west of First Connecticut Lake. U.S. Route 3 passes by Back Lake's eastern shore.

The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery, with observed species including brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and brown bullhead.[2]

There are numerous cabins around the lake, and two public boat launch locations.[3] Boats on the lake are generally restricted to a maximum speed of 10 miles per hour (16 km/h), and skicraft have been banned since 2004.[4]

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  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system Archived August 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Back Lake, Pittsburg" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Back Lake". New Hampshire's Connecticut Lakes Region. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Restricted Bodies of Water". New Hampshire Department of Safety. August 18, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2019 – via