Sunset Lake (Lakes Region, New Hampshire)

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Sunset Lake
Places Pond
LocationBelknap County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°28′20″N 71°18′16″W / 43.47222°N 71.30444°W / 43.47222; -71.30444Coordinates: 43°28′20″N 71°18′16″W / 43.47222°N 71.30444°W / 43.47222; -71.30444
Primary outflowstributary of Suncook River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.3 mi (2.1 km)
Max. width0.5 mi (0.80 km)
Surface area253 acres (1.02 km2)
Average depth18 ft (5.5 m)
Max. depth78 ft (24 m)
Surface elevation806 ft (246 m)
SettlementsGilmanton; Alton

Sunset Lake is a 253-acre (1.02 km2)[1] water body located in Belknap County in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Gilmanton and Alton. Water from Sunset Lake flows south to Crystal Lake, the head of the Suncook River, which flows to the Merrimack River and ultimately the Gulf of Maine.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including smallmouth and largemouth bass, rainbow smelt, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, sunfish, and yellow perch.[2]

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  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT database Archived 2013-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Sunset Lake (Places Pond), Alton, Gilmanton" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 5, 2014.