Wickwas Lake

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Wickwas Lake
Wicwas Lake
Wickwas Lake.jpg
LocationBelknap County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°36′51″N 71°33′9″W / 43.61417°N 71.55250°W / 43.61417; -71.55250Coordinates: 43°36′51″N 71°33′9″W / 43.61417°N 71.55250°W / 43.61417; -71.55250
Primary inflowsDolloff Brook
Primary outflowsDolloff Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.7 mi (2.7 km)
Max. width1.1 mi (1.8 km)
Surface area350 acres (1.4 km2)
Average depth13 ft (4.0 m)
Max. depth35 ft (11 m)
Surface elevation504 ft (154 m)

Wickwas Lake or Wicwas Lake[1] is a 350-acre (1.4 km2)[2] water body in Belknap County in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Meredith. Water from Wickwas Lake flows south to Winnisquam Lake, then to the Winnipesaukee River, and ultimately to the Merrimack River.

The lake is classified as a warm-water fishery, with observed species including smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, and black crappie.[3]

Longstanding disagreement about how to spell the name of the lake led locals in 2019 to request that the state officially designate it as "Wicwas" without a K.[4]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wickwas Lake
  2. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT database
  3. ^ "Wicwas Lake, Meredith" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Concord Monitor: "What a difference a K makes, to a Meredith lake" Feb. 3, 2019