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Umbagog Lake, Errol

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Umbagog Lake is a wilderness lake located in Coös County, New Hampshire, and Oxford County, Maine. It is one of the most pristine lakes in the state of New Hampshire. It lies in the towns of Errol, New Hampshire, and Upton, Maine, as well as the townships of Cambridge, New Hampshire, and Magalloway Plantation, Maine. The name Umbagog is properly pronounced with the stress on the second syllable (um-BAY-gog) and is said to come from the Abenaki word for "shallow water".The lake is part of the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and Umbagog Lake State Park. Along its southernmost shore, there is a public campground and a public boat launch ramp which may be accessed from New Hampshire Route 26. There are 33 wilderness campsites, accessible only by boat, which are located around the lake. An interesting feature along its northwest shore is an expansive natural floating island composed of generations of decomposing marshland vegetation. The area is abundant with wildlife, including coyote, wild turkey, bald eagle, osprey, bobcat, moose, rabbit, bear, and many other native species.
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  • Peaceful and clean camping. Nice beach on the lake with a dock for the kids to climb on and jump of. Nice large sites. Very nice staff. The only drawback for us (working from the Internet full time) i...  more »
  • Lake Umbagog has at its South end Lake Umbagog State Park. They are pet friendly and have island sites. Friends of mine loved it, they rented an island that they only shared with their black lab.  more »
  • This is a beautiful lake. It's known in the area as a favorite spot for moose, although we didn't see any during our visit. I'd highly recommend taking a drive/walk by around sunset, it's simply breat...  more »