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Franklin Pierce Lake
Jackman Reservoir
Location Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows North Branch Contoocook River
Primary outflows North Branch Contoocook River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Max. width 0.7 mi (1.1 km)
Surface area 483 acres (2.0 km2)
Average depth 10 ft (3.0 m)
Max. depth 30 ft (9.1 m)
Surface elevation 764 ft (233 m)
Settlements Hillsborough; Antrim

Franklin Pierce Lake, also known as Jackman Reservoir, is a 483-acre (2.0 km2) reservoir located in Hillsborough County in southern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Hillsborough and Antrim. It is named for Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, who was born in Hillsborough. The lake impounds the North Branch of the Contoocook River and lies within the Merrimack River watershed.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, white perch, northern pike, bluegill, and black crappie.

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