Contoocook Lake

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Contoocook Lake
Contoocook Lake, Jaffrey NH.jpg
Location Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°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 outflows Contoocook River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 2.8 mi (5 km)
Max. width 0.5 mi (1 km)
Surface area 344 acres (1.4 km2)
Average depth 7 ft (2.1 m)
Max. depth 23 ft (7.0 m)
Surface elevation 1,007 feet (307 m)
Settlements Rindge; Jaffrey

Contoocook Lake 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.