Winnisquam Lake: Lake Winnisquam Facts and History
Winnisquam Lake is located in central New Hampshire. It is situated in Belknap County and borders the cities/towns of Belmont, Meredith, Tilton, Sanbornton and Laconia.
Winnisquam Lake Facts:
The lake is the 3rd biggest in the state.
Winnisquam Lake sits on 4,264 acres.
It is fed from Lake Winnipesaukee outlet.
The outlet for Winnisquam is Winnipesaukee River that goes into the Merrimack River.
The lake is 10.5 miles long by 1.5 miles wide.
There are five islands located around the lake: Loon Island, Three Islands, Hog Island, Mohawk Island and Pot Island.
The average depth of Winnisquam Lake is 52 feet deep.
There are public beaches in Laconia, Belmont and Sanbornton.
There are two basins, one small one and one larger one.
Winnisquam Lake History:
The first habitants of the lake area were the Abenaki people. Then in the 1700ís, the colonists took over.
Winnisquam Lake Recreation:
There are two public beaches. The Ahern State Park has many trails for walking and a small beach for swimming. The Bartlett Beach has free public access. There are bathrooms, picnicking, swimming, playground and fishing.
In the town surrounding Winnisquam Lake has a village that has quaint shops and golf courses.
Winnisquam Lake has many species of fish including cold and warm water. Cold water fish include whitefish, brook trout, rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, brown trout and lake trout. Warm water includes bluegill, walleye, white perch, horned pout and pickerel.