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Bow Lake
Bow Lake in autumn as seen from the town dock in Strafford, NH
BowLake is located in New Hampshire
Location in New Hampshire
BowLake is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Location Strafford County and Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°14′56″N 71°10′54″W / 43.24889°N 71.18167°W / 43.24889; -71.18167
Primary inflows Sherburne Brook
Primary outflows Isinglass River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Max. width 1.2 mi (1.9 km)
Surface area 1,149 acres (465 ha)
Average depth 10 ft (3.0 m)
Max. depth 65 ft (20 m)
Surface elevation 515 ft (157 m)
Islands 7 named:
Bennett Island; Loon Island; Long Island; Beech Island; Pine Island; Rye Island; York Island
Settlements Strafford (Bow Lake Village); Northwood

Bow Lake is a 1,149-acre (465 ha) water body located in Strafford and Rockingham counties in eastern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Strafford and Northwood. Its outlet is the Isinglass River, flowing east to the Atlantic Ocean via the Cocheco and Piscataqua rivers.

The lake is classified as a cold- and warmwater fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, and white perch.

Every year there are fireworks of Strafford and Northwood over Bow Lake, and it is a popular place to swim, boat and fish for those who live in the towns around it.

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