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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate, New Hampshire

Lake Winnipesaukee Facts

  • Means "beautiful water in high place". A second interpetation from Indian folklore is "The smile of the great spirit"
  • 6 mapped shipwrecks
  • 55,685 acres of water, 240 miles of shoreline
  • 625 billion gallons of water
  • 270 islands, largest is 750 acres
  • Elevation 504 feet above sea level
  • Deepest point is 187 feet
  • Average depth is 43 feet
  • Clarity in Wolfeboro Bay is 25 feet (Sechi disc transparency)
  • Freezes over is between late December and early January

Ice Out Dates [Winnipesaukee] Official ice out is declared when the M/S Mount Washington can reach all 4 of its ports without touching ice. This usually occurs during April. The earliest recorded ice out was March 28th, 1921 and the latest was May 12th, 1888.

Winnipesaukee, Lake (WI-ni-puh-SAW-kee) ( 78 sq mi/202 sq km), on line bet. Carroll and Belknap cos., E central N.H. Largest lake in the state. Irregular in shape, with many arms of significance, Moultonborough Bay (NE), 10 mi/16 km long; Paugus Bay and Opeche Bay (SW), and Alton Bay (SE). It has 283 mi/455 km of shoreline and many small isls. Winnipesaukee R., central N.H., exits from Opeche Bay of L. Winnipesaukee at Laconia, Belknap co., flows 1 mi/1.6 km SW into Winnisquam L., continues SW through Tilton L. and Silver L., past Tilton, joins Pemigewasset R. at Franklin to form Merrimack R. (15 mi/24 km long). Resort area.

Coldwater Species

  • Brook Trout
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Landlocked Salmon
  • Lake Trout
  • Whitefish

Warmwater Species

  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Pickerel
  • Horned Pout
  • White Perch
  • Northern Pike
  • Walleye
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Yellow Perch