Profile Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsProfile Lake
|Location||Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, Grafton County, New Hampshire|
|Primary outflows||Pemigewasset River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||0.3 mi (0.48 km)|
|Max. width||0.1 mi (0.16 km)|
|Surface area||13 acres (53,000 m2)|
|Average depth||6 ft (1.8 m)|
|Max. depth||15 ft (4.6 m)|
|Surface elevation||1,930 ft (590 m)|
Profile Lake is a 13-acre (53,000 m2) water body located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, at the foot of Cannon Mountain. The lake was given its name due to its location directly beneath the Old Man of the Mountain, a famous rock formation which collapsed in 2003. The lake is near the height of land in Franconia Notch; the lake's outlet is the Pemigewasset River, which flows south to the Merrimack River and ultimately the Gulf of Maine (Atlantic Ocean) at Newburyport, Massachusetts.
The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery, with observed species including brook trout.
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