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Baboosic Lake
Lake Baboosic public beach and dock.JPG
Location Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°53′02″N 71°34′38″W / 42.88389°N 71.57722°W / 42.88389; -71.57722Coordinates: 42°53′02″N 71°34′38″W / 42.88389°N 71.57722°W / 42.88389; -71.57722
Primary outflows Baboosic Brook
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.4 mi (2.3 km)
Max. width 0.4 mi (0.64 km)
Surface area 228.5 acres (92.5 ha)
Average depth 10 ft (3.0 m)
Max. depth 26 ft (7.9 m)
Surface elevation 232 ft (71 m)
Settlements Amherst

Baboosic Lake (buh-BOO-sik) is a 228.5-acre (92.5 ha) lake on the border of the towns of Amherst and Merrimack, in New Hampshire. The lake drains into Baboosic Brook, a tributary of the Merrimack River.

Baboosic is a "warm water lake" and supports fish species such as chain pickerel, largemouth bass, yellow perch, catfish, and many sunfish. During winter months the lake freezes and is suitable for ice fishing, ice skating and snowmobiling.

Baboosic was once a popular destination for vacationers who traveled via the long-gone Boston & Maine Railroad Manchester & Milford branch train.

A Jewish summer camp for children ages 8–15, called Camp Young Judaea, is on the lake.

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