Profile Lake

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Profile Lake
SHodgdon, Eagle Cliff (JJH-SPH300).jpg
Profile Lake, Evening
by Sylvester Phelps Hodgdon
LocationFranconia Notch State Park, Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire
Coordinates44°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 outflowsPemigewasset River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length0.3 mi (0.48 km)
Max. width0.1 mi (0.16 km)
Surface area13 acres (53,000 m2)
Average depth6 ft (1.8 m)
Max. depth15 ft (4.6 m)
Surface elevation1,930 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]

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  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT database Archived 2013-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Profile Lake, Franconia" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
The lake in 2018