Contoocook Lake

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Contoocook Lake
Contoocook Lake, Jaffrey NH.jpg
LocationCheshire County, New Hampshire
Coordinates42°47′12″N 72°0′45″W / 42.78667°N 72.01250°W / 42.78667; -72.01250Coordinates: 42°47′12″N 72°0′45″W / 42.78667°N 72.01250°W / 42.78667; -72.01250
Primary outflowsContoocook River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.8 mi (5 km)
Max. width0.5 mi (1 km)
Surface area344 acres (1.4 km2)
Average depth7 ft (2.1 m)
Max. depth23 ft (7.0 m)
Surface elevation1,007 feet (307 m)
SettlementsRindge; Jaffrey

Contoocook Lake (/kənˈtʊkək/) is a 344-acre (1.4 km2)[1] water body located in Cheshire County in southwestern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Jaffrey and Rindge.[2] The lake, along with Pool Pond, forms the headwaters of the Contoocook River, which flows north to the Merrimack River in Penacook, New Hampshire.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white perch, yellow perch, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed, chain pickerel, and horned pout.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Contoocook Lake, Jaffrey, Rindge" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "GRANITview mapping system". NH GRANIT statewide GIS. Retrieved January 7, 2013.