Webster Lake (New Hampshire)

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Webster Lake
Webster Lake, Franklin NH.jpg
LocationMerrimack County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°28′10″N 71°41′11″W / 43.46944°N 71.68639°W / 43.46944; -71.68639Coordinates: 43°28′10″N 71°41′11″W / 43.46944°N 71.68639°W / 43.46944; -71.68639
Primary inflowsSucker Brook
Primary outflowsChance Pond Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.7 mi (2.7 km)
Max. width1.0 mi (1.6 km)
Surface area606 acres (2.45 km2)
Average depth18 ft (5.5 m)
Max. depth39 ft (12 m)
Surface elevation400 ft (120 m)

Webster Lake is a 606-acre (2.45 km2) water body in Merrimack County in the central portion of the U.S. state of New Hampshire, in the city of Franklin. Water from Webster Lake flows to the Pemigewasset River shortly above its confluence with the Winnipesaukee River to form the Merrimack.

Webster Lake has two public beaches operated by the city of Franklin, one on either side of the lake.[1] Webster Lake is surrounded by forests, and roads follow most of the lakeshore, allowing frequent views. There is boating access adjacent to Lagace Beach on New Hampshire Route 11.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, and white perch.[2]

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  1. ^ "Recreational Facilities". City of Franklin. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Webster Lake, Franklin" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 5, 2014.