Broad Bay (New Hampshire)
|Location||Carroll County, New Hampshire|
|Primary inflows||Ossipee Lake|
|Primary outflows||Ossipee River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||2.1 mi (3.4 km)|
|Max. width||0.6 mi (0.97 km)|
|Surface area||464 acres (1.88 km2)|
|Average depth||27 ft (8.2 m)|
|Max. depth||73 ft (22 m)|
|Surface elevation||407 ft (124 m)|
Broad Bay is a 431-acre (1.74 km2) freshwater lake located in Carroll County in eastern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Freedom and Ossipee. Broad Bay is part of a chain of four lakes with identical water levels, due to a dam located downstream in Effingham Falls. Upstream, a channel connects Broad Bay to Ossipee Lake, while a channel leads downstream through Leavitt Bay and Berry Bay to the start of the Ossipee River, which flows east into Maine and the Saco River.
Broad Bay is classified as a cold- and warmwater fishery, with observed species including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, lake trout, landlocked salmon, chain pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, sunfish, and brown bullhead.