Profile Lake

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Profile Lake
SHodgdon, Eagle Cliff (JJH-SPH300).jpg
Profile Lake, Evening
by Sylvester Phelps Hodgdon
Location Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 44°9′49″N 71°40′41″W / 44.16361°N 71.67806°W / 44.16361; -71.67806Coordinates: 44°9′49″N 71°40′41″W / 44.16361°N 71.67806°W / 44.16361; -71.67806
Primary outflows Pemigewasset River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 0.3 mi (0.48 km)
Max. width 0.1 mi (0.16 km)
Surface area 13 acres (53,000 m2)
Average depth 6 ft (1.8 m)
Max. depth 15 ft (4.6 m)
Surface elevation 1,930 ft (590 m)

Profile Lake is a 13-acre (53,000 m2) water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at the foot of Cannon Mountain.[1] The lake was given its name due to its location directly beneath the Old Man of the Mountain, a famous rock formation which collapsed in 2003. The lake is near the height of land in Franconia Notch; the lake's outlet is the Pemigewasset River, which flows south to the Merrimack River and ultimately the Gulf of Maine (Atlantic Ocean) at Newburyport, Massachusetts.

The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery, with observed species including brook trout.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT database
  2. ^ "Profile Lake, Franconia" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 4, 2014.