Lake Chocorua, Chocorua

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Chocorua Lake is a picturesque lake in northeast New Hampshire with commanding views of the summit of Mount Chocorua. It is approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) long (north-south) with a maximum width of 3,500 ft (1.1 km) (east-west), covering 222 acres (890,000 m²), and a maximum depth of 27 feet (8.2 meters).The lake is most noted for its calm, serene setting. There is little to no development surrounding it, and its stunning views of the bald summit of Mount Chocorua are unblemished by radio antennas.GeographyChocorua Lake, also commonly called Lake Chocorua, is located in east-central New Hampshire in the town of Tamworth, New Hampshire. It is located in the Ossipee Lake watershed south of the White Mountains region. The watershed is of mostly protected forest under the management of the United States Forest Service. The main inflow into the lake is the Chocorua River from the north, which drains the south side of Mount Chocorua. Stratton Brook flows into the west side of the lake. The lake's outflow is to the south, through Little Chocorua Lake, then through a dam outfall into the Chocorua River. (Though the lake has a dammed outlet, it is a natural lake, not a reservoir, with the dam serving to maintain the water level of the lake at precisely 574 feet above sea level.) The water from the Chocorua Lake outfall and the Chocorua River eventually reaches the Bearcamp River and enters Ossipee Lake, then the Saco River and finally the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of Maine.
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  • September 8, 2017
    Such a reliably decent hike up Mt. Chocorua, and that lake shines more higher you go. There are many access points for swimming and fishing/boating- just make sure your certs and licenses are up to da...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    The view of Mt. Chocorua reflected in Lake Chocorua (in the village of Chocorua!) was used on the NH National Park Quarter. As you come north on route 16, watch for the pull-off area on the left side ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    My husband and I love to go to this spot and look over the lake at Mount Chocorua. It is very romantic. My kids like to go fish off the bridge. It is nice and peaceful.  more »

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