Lovell Lake is a body of water located in Eastern New Hampshire in the Lakes Region of the state. It is situated in the towns of Wakefield and Sanbornville in Eastern Carroll County. It is 554 acres wide and reaches a maximum depth of 40 feet. On average, its depth is 18 feet. The lake is located at an altitude of 571 feet and has a short length of more than 6 miles.
According to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Lovell Lake is home to various species of warm water fish, including rainbow trout, small mouth bass, large mouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, white perch and walleye. It is designated as a Tier 1 body of water, meaning it is fully self-supporting and requires no stocking of wildlife.
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Three islands are located within the lake. The lake is accessible to the public via a ramp on its Northwestern side, and parking is available in Sanbornville Village. The local community is highly involved in the care of Lovell Lake and the surrounding area. The Lovell Lake Association works to preserve the lake and its water quality, a weed watchers program helps clear the shorelines of invasive plants, and the NH Lake Hose Program inspects more than 500 boats a year on site.
Lovell Lake is spring- and stream-fed, with much of its inflow coming from Horse Brook. Water from the lake exits through the Brand River, and then travels through the Salmon Falls River, the Piscataqua River, Great Bay and, finally, the Gulf of Maine. Altogether, the entire Lovell Lake watershed spans more than 3,076 miles and three states. The watershed area itself consists of 64 percent forest, 14 percent development and 37 potential buildable areas.
See the depth map for Lovell Lake for more information.