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Lake Information for Umbagog Lake


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 and lies near Errol, New Hampshire and the Thirteen Mile Woods Scenic Area along the border with Maine.

The lake is part of a National Wildlife Refuge and a New Hampshire 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. An interesting feature along its northwest shore is an expansive natural floating island composed of generations of decomposing marshland vegetation.

The lake runs almost 11 miles (18 km) north to south. Its surface area is 7,850 acres (31.8 km2), making it the largest lake along the Maine/New Hampshire border. Its average depth is less than 15 feet (4.6 m), and its maximum depth is 48 feet (15 m). A deep section at the north end (aptly named "Deep Hole") may exceed 75 feet (23 m). The lake's area and depth were markedly increased with the construction of a dam at Errol in the 1800s.

Umbagog Lake is fed by the Magalloway River, the Rapid River, and the Dead Cambridge River. It is the source of the Androscoggin River.

Fishing Description: 

Umbagog Lake is considered one of the top lakes in both New Hampshire and Maine for bass, trout, and salmon fishing.

Atlantic Salmon
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Largemouth Bass
Rainbow Trout
Smallmouth Bass
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Umbagog Lake
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Businesses Located Nearby

Boat Rental

    Northern Waters Incorporated
  • 29 Upton Rd - Errol, NH
  • (603) 482-3817
    Gagnon Boat & Motor Company
  • 210 Park St - Livermore Falls, ME
  • (207) 897-4681

Vacation Rental

    Luxury Craftsman Home Vacation Rentals
  • 1600 Main St - Bethlehem, NH
  • (603) 569-9664

Bar and Restaurant

    Northland Restaurant & Dairy Bar
  • 1826 Riverside Dr - Berlin, NH
  • (603) 752-6210
    Tufulio's Restaurant & Bar
  • Valley Xing - Carrabassett Valley, ME
  • (207) 235-2010

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