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Pemigewasset Lake
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Location Belknap County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°36′53″N 71°35′41″W / 43.61472°N 71.59472°W / 43.61472; -71.59472Coordinates: 43°36′53″N 71°35′41″W / 43.61472°N 71.59472°W / 43.61472; -71.59472
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)
Islands 1
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 lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, and black crappie.


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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