Lake Hood in 2012
|Location||Canterbury, South Island|
|Basin countries||New Zealand|
|Max. length||2.3 km (1.4 mi)|
|Max. width||1 km (0.62 mi)|
|Surface area||80 hectares (0.80 km2)|
Lake Hood is a man-made recreational lake, located 6 km south-east of Tinwald in the locality of Huntingdon, Canterbury, New Zealand. It was opened in 2001 by the Right Honourable Jenny Shipley. It is 2.3 km long by 1 km wide and is more than 80 hectares (0.80 km2) in area. It features an eight lane rowing course and separate waterskiing and jet skiing areas, and is home to Water Ski Lake Hood. It is increasing in popularity for rowing, as it is not as susceptible to wind as the main South Island rowing venue, Lake Ruataniwha.
A substantial housing subdivision, serving as a satellite suburb of Ashburton has been built surrounding the lake.