Pemigewasset Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPemigewasset Lake
|Location||Belknap County, New Hampshire|
|Primary inflows||Merrill Brook|
|Primary outflows||tributary of Harper Brook|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||1.7 mi (2.7 km)|
|Max. width||0.7 mi (1.1 km)|
|Surface area||249 acres (101 ha)|
|Average depth||8 feet (2 m)|
|Max. depth||29 feet (9 m)|
|Surface elevation||558 ft (170 m)|
|Settlements||New Hampton, Meredith|
Pemigewasset Lake is a 249-acre (101 ha) water body located in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire in the United States. The lake straddles the border between the towns of New Hampton and Meredith, both in Belknap County. Outflow from the lake travels down Harper Brook to the Pemigewasset River, a tributary of the Merrimack River, which flows to the Gulf of Maine.
The western portion of the lake contains a large uninhabited island. The island is edged with edible blueberries and boasts some rather large, old trees inland. It is named Kelley Island on state Fish and Game Department maps but is often referred to as Blueberry Island.
Although evidence of previous fire pits can be found on the island, burning is strictly prohibited by the New Hampton fire department.
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