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Broad Bay
Location Carroll County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°48′21″N 71°06′05″W / 43.80583°N 71.10139°W / 43.80583; -71.10139Coordinates: 43°48′21″N 71°06′05″W / 43.80583°N 71.10139°W / 43.80583; -71.10139
Primary inflows Ossipee Lake
Primary outflows Ossipee River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 2.1 mi (3.4 km)
Max. width 0.6 mi (0.97 km)
Surface area 464 acres (1.88 km2)
Average depth 27 ft (8.2 m)
Max. depth 73 ft (22 m)
Surface elevation 407 ft (124 m)
Islands 1
Settlements Freedom; Ossipee

Broad Bay is a 431-acre (1.74 km2) freshwater lake located in Carroll County in eastern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Freedom and Ossipee. Broad Bay is part of a chain of four lakes with identical water levels, due to a dam located downstream in Effingham Falls. Upstream, a channel connects Broad Bay to Ossipee Lake, while a channel leads downstream through Leavitt Bay and Berry Bay to the start of the Ossipee River, which flows east into Maine and the Saco River.

Broad Bay is classified as a cold- and warmwater fishery, with observed species including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, lake trout, landlocked salmon, chain pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, sunfish, and brown bullhead.

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