Baboosic Lake
Lake Baboosic public beach and dock.JPG
Location of Baboosic Lake in New Hampshire, USA.
Location of Baboosic Lake in New Hampshire, USA.
Baboosic Lake
Location of Baboosic Lake in New Hampshire, USA.
Location of Baboosic Lake in New Hampshire, USA.
Baboosic Lake
LocationHillsborough County, New Hampshire
Coordinates42°53′02″N 71°34′38″W / 42.88389°N 71.57722°W / 42.88389; -71.57722Coordinates: 42°53′02″N 71°34′38″W / 42.88389°N 71.57722°W / 42.88389; -71.57722
Primary outflowsBaboosic Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.4 mi (2.3 km)
Max. width0.4 mi (0.64 km)
Surface area228.5 acres (92.5 ha)
Average depth10 ft (3.0 m)
Max. depth26 ft (7.9 m)
Surface elevation232 ft (71 m)
SettlementsAmherst
Merrimack

Baboosic Lake (buh-BOO-sik) is a 228.5-acre (92.5 ha) lake on the border of the towns of Amherst and Merrimack, in New Hampshire.[1] The lake drains into Baboosic Brook, a tributary of the Merrimack River.

Baboosic is a "warm water lake" and supports fish species such as chain pickerel, largemouth bass, yellow perch, catfish, and many sunfish. During winter months the lake freezes and is suitable for ice fishing, ice skating and snowmobiling.

Baboosic was once a popular destination for vacationers who traveled via the historical Boston & Maine Railroad Manchester & Milford branch train.

A Jewish summer camp for children ages 8–15, called Camp Young Judaea, is on the lake.

See also

References

  1. ^ "GRANITview mapping system". NH GRANIT statewide GIS. Retrieved January 7, 2013.