Broad Bay (New Hampshire)

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Broad Bay
LocationCarroll County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°48′21″N 71°06′05″W / 43.80583°N 71.10139°W / 43.80583; -71.10139Coordinates: 43°48′21″N 71°06′05″W / 43.80583°N 71.10139°W / 43.80583; -71.10139
Primary inflowsOssipee Lake
Primary outflowsOssipee River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.1 mi (3.4 km)
Max. width0.6 mi (0.97 km)
Surface area464 acres (1.88 km2)
Average depth27 ft (8.2 m)
Max. depth73 ft (22 m)
Surface elevation407 ft (124 m)
SettlementsFreedom; Ossipee

Broad Bay is a 431-acre (1.74 km2)[1] 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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Broad Bay, Ossipee, Freedom" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved August 6, 2014.