Baxter Lake (New Hampshire)

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Baxter Lake
LocationStrafford County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°19′39″N 71°02′36″W / 43.32750°N 71.04333°W / 43.32750; -71.04333Coordinates: 43°19′39″N 71°02′36″W / 43.32750°N 71.04333°W / 43.32750; -71.04333
Primary outflowsRickers Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.1 mi (1.8 km)
Max. width0.8 mi (1.3 km)
Surface area302 acres (1.22 km2)
Average depth7 ft (2.1 m)
Max. depth16 ft (4.9 m)
Surface elevation414 ft (126 m)
SettlementsFarmington; Rochester

Baxter Lake is a 302.1-acre (1.223 km2) water body located in Strafford County in eastern New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Farmington and the city of Rochester.[1] It is part of the Cocheco River watershed, a tributary of the Piscataqua River.

Lake access is from the state launching ramp off Four Rod Road. Once clear of the island, winds are very steady for small boat sailing. Much of the east shoreline is undeveloped.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, and horned pout.[2]

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  1. ^ "GRANITview mapping system". NH GRANIT statewide GIS. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Baxter Lake, Farmington, Rochester" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved August 6, 2014.