Grafton Pond

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Grafton Pond
Grafton Pond.JPG
Location Grafton County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°34′42″N 72°2′15″W / 43.57833°N 72.03750°W / 43.57833; -72.03750Coordinates: 43°34′42″N 72°2′15″W / 43.57833°N 72.03750°W / 43.57833; -72.03750
Primary outflows tributary of Bicknell Brook
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Max. width 0.7 mi (1.1 km)
Surface area 319 acres (1.3 km2)
Average depth 13 ft (4.0 m)
Max. depth 72 ft (22 m)
Surface elevation 1,224 ft (373 m)
Islands at least 29
Settlements Grafton

Grafton Pond is a 319-acre (1.3 km2)[1] water body located in Grafton County in western New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Grafton. The pond is part of the Mascoma River watershed, flowing to the Connecticut River. Outflow from the pond travels through Bicknell Brook to Crystal Lake in Enfield, then north to the Mascoma River in West Canaan.

Grafton Pond is located within the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests' Grafton Pond Reservation and is an active common loon nesting site. There is a cement dam with a spillway for the pond leading into Bicknell Brook. It is a local favorite for swimming, fishing and boating, although no boat with an engine over 6 horsepower (4.5 kW) is allowed on the pond. There are several hiking trails around the pond and within the Grafton Woods reservation area. No camping or campfires are allowed around the pond or on any of the islands, and it is a "carry in, carry out" area.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, sunfish, and brown bullhead.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Grafton Pond, Grafton" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 

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