Contoocook Lake Information (Geography)

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Contoocook Lake
Contoocook Lake, Jaffrey NH.jpg
Location Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°47′12″N 72°0′45″W / 42.78667°N 72.01250°W / 42.78667; -72.01250
CONTOOCOOK LAKE Latitude and Longitude:

42°47′12″N 72°0′45″W / 42.78667°N 72.01250°W / 42.78667; -72.01250
Primary outflows Contoocook River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.8 mi (5 km)
Max. width0.5 mi (1 km)
Surface area344 acres (1.4 km2)
Average depth7 ft (2.1 m)
Max. depth23 ft (7.0 m)
Surface elevation1,007 feet (307 m)
Settlements Rindge; Jaffrey

Contoocook Lake ( /kənˈtʊkək/ ( About this sound listen)) is a 344-acre (1.4 km2) [1] water body located in Cheshire County in southwestern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Jaffrey and Rindge. [2] The lake, along with Pool Pond, forms the headwaters of the Contoocook River, which flows north to the Merrimack River in Penacook, New Hampshire.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white perch, yellow perch, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed, chain pickerel, and horned pout. [1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Contoocook Lake, Jaffrey, Rindge" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved August 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "GRANITview mapping system". NH GRANIT statewide GIS. Retrieved January 7, 2013.