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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, white perch, yellow perch, Atlantic salmon and chain pickerel at Great East Lake in New Hampshire.

Great East Lake, NH

Perch, pickerel, bass and trout are favored fish species at Great East Lake, an 1,800-acre lake on the eastern border of the state, at Wakefield. Other species residing here include perch, sunfish and landlocked salmon.

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Great East Lake, located in Wakefield, New Hampshire, is a beloved destination for fishing enthusiasts. This expansive lake spans over 1,800 acres and offers excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of fish species. Anglers visit Great East Lake for its abundant populations of smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pickerel, and white perch. These species thrive in the lake's clear waters, rocky shorelines, and submerged structures, providing anglers with ample opportunities to reel in their prized catches.

With its outstanding fishing, boating opportunities, and camping facilities, Great East Lake offers a complete outdoor experience in New Hampshire. Whether you're casting a line, exploring the lake's expansive waters by boat, or enjoying a night under the stars at a lakeside campsite, Great East Lake provides a memorable and enjoyable escape for anglers, boaters, and nature enthusiasts alike.

About one third of the dozen miles of shoreline is in NH, the other two thirds in ME. The Great East Public Boat Launch is located in New Hampshire, on the northern side of the lake, near the state line. Much of the shoreline is populate with homes and boat docks, making it difficult to locate areas for fishing from the bank.

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Primary fish species residing in Great East Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Rainbow Trout Brown trout Lake trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish White Perch Yellow Perch Atlantic Salmon Chain pickerel

Great East Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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In addition to fishing, Great East Lake is a haven for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can take advantage of the lake's size and scenic beauty, exploring its various coves, bays, and islands. Whether it's sailing, power boating, water skiing, or simply enjoying a leisurely cruise, Great East Lake offers a wonderful setting for water-based activities and recreation.

For those looking to spend more time in this beautiful setting, camping options are available near Great East Lake. Campgrounds in the area provide opportunities for both tent camping and RV camping, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in nature while enjoying the comforts of the outdoors. Waking up to the serene lake views and sounds of nature is a delightful way to start the day while camping near Great East Lake.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Forest RV Resort & Campground - 603 522-3306

Lake Ivanhoe Campground - 603 522-8824

Great East Lake NH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Great East Lake
Lake Forest Resort
150 Dearborn Rd
East Wakefield, NH 03830
603 522-3306


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