Swains Lake

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Swains Lake
LocationStrafford County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°11′24″N 71°2′33″W / 43.19000°N 71.04250°W / 43.19000; -71.04250Coordinates: 43°11′24″N 71°2′33″W / 43.19000°N 71.04250°W / 43.19000; -71.04250
Primary outflowsBellamy River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.2 mi (3.5 km)
Max. width0.7 mi (1.1 km)
Surface area341 acres (1.38 km2)
Average depth9 ft (2.7 m)
Max. depth25 ft (7.6 m)
Surface elevation279 ft (85 m)
IslandsCalef Island
Lenzi Island

Swains Lake[1] (also known as Union Lake[2]) is a 341-acre (1.38 km2)[3] water body located in Strafford County in eastern New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Barrington. Water from Swains Lake flows via the Bellamy River to the Piscataqua River estuary. A boat launch is available off Young Road. During the spring and summer it is a popular boating destination, while the ice of the colder months connects several snowmobile paths.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, and bluegill.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Swains Lake
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Union Lake
  3. ^ a b "Swains Lake, Barrington" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 5, 2014.