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Biggest lakes in NH

Top 10 largest lakes in New Hampshire are Winnipesaukee Lake 44,586 acres, Squam Lake 6,764 acres, Umbagog Lake 4,532 acres, Winnisquam Lake 4,264 acres, Newfound Lake 4,106 acres, Sunapee Lake 4,090 acres, Moore Reservoir 3,490 acres, Ossipee Lake 3,091 acres, Wentworth Lake 3,017 acres and Massabesic Lake 2,900 acres surface area.

Umbagog Lake enjoys the highest elevation at 1,245 feet, while Lake Massabesic at Manchester NH is located at a lowly 249 feet above sea level.

The water level of most of New Hampshire lakes is regulated by dams, this helps avoid structural damage to properties, piers and docks when the lakes freeze over and mitigates spring flooding when the snow melts.

Waterbody Town(s) Bordering Comments Area
(acres)
Approximate
Surface
Elevation
MASSABESIC LAKE AUBURN
MANCHESTER
2900 249
MOORE RESERVOIR LITTLETON On Connecticut River 3490 700
NEWFOUND LAKE ALEXANDRIA
BRIDGEWATER
BRISTOL
HEBRON
4106 589.12
OSSIPEE LAKE EFFINGHAM
FREEDOM
OSSIPEE
3091.80 407.5
SQUAM LAKE ASHLAND
CENTER HARBOR
HOLDERNESS
MOULTONBOROUGH
SANDWICH
6764.50 562.5
SUNAPEE LAKE NEW LONDON
NEWBURY
SUNAPEE
4090 1094.15
UMBAGOG LAKE CAMBRIDGE
ERROL
NH Portion Only 4532 1245
WENTWORTH LAKE WOLFEBORO Dam at Crescent Lake 3017.60 534
WINNIPESAUKEE LAKE ALTON
CENTER HARBOR
GILFORD
LACONIA
MEREDITH
MOULTONBOROUGH
TUFTONBORO
WOLFEBORO
Lakeport Dam 44586 504.32
WINNISQUAM LAKE BELMONT
LACONIA
MEREDITH
SANBORNTON
TILTON
Lochmere Dam 4264.20 482.35
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In the 30+ towns bordering the largest NH lakes hide some of the most valuable waterfront homes in New Hampshire.

Map of the largest New Hampshire lakes

Map of the largest New Hampshire lakes

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