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Contoocook Lake
Contoocook Lake, Jaffrey NH.jpg
Location Cheshire County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°47′12″N 72°0′45″W / 42.78667°N 72.01250°W / 42.78667; -72.01250Coordinates: 42°47′12″N 72°0′45″W / 42.78667°N 72.01250°W / 42.78667; -72.01250
Primary outflows Contoocook River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 2.8 mi (5 km)
Max. width 0.5 mi (1 km)
Surface area 344 acres (1.4 km2)
Average depth 7 ft (2.1 m)
Max. depth 23 ft (7.0 m)
Surface elevation 1,007 feet (307 m)
Settlements Rindge; Jaffrey

Contoocook Lake (Listeni/kənˈtʊkək/) is a 344-acre (1.4 km2) water body located in Cheshire County in southwestern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Jaffrey and Rindge. The lake, along with Pool Pond, forms the headwaters of the Contoocook River, which flows north to the Merrimack River in Penacook, New Hampshire.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white perch, yellow perch, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed, chain pickerel, and horned pout.

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