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Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, lake trout, bluegill, Atlantic salmon and chain pickerel at Merrymeeting Lake in New Hampshire.

Merrymeeting Lake, NH

Clear, cold water makes Merrymeeting Lake an excellent fishery for smallmouth bass, landlocked salmon, trout and chain pickerel. This is an 1,100-acre lake, with over 10 miles of shoreline, in the east-central part of the state, 2 miles north of New Durham.

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Merrymeeting Lake, situated in New Durham, New Hampshire, is a captivating destination for fishing enthusiasts. Covering over 1,100 acres, this picturesque lake offers fantastic opportunities for anglers to test their skills. Merrymeeting Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a sought-after spot for fishing. Anglers can target popular fish species such as smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pickerel, rainbow trout, and brown trout. The lake's clear waters, rocky shorelines, and submerged structures provide ideal habitats for these prized fish.

Merrymeeting Lake's outstanding fishing opportunities, boating possibilities, and nearby camping options make it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether casting a line, exploring the lake's tranquil waters by boat, or spending nights under the stars at a nearby campground, Merrymeeting Lake promises a memorable and enjoyable experience amidst the scenic landscapes of New Hampshire.

The Merrymeeting Lake Boat Access Area and the Merrymeeting public ramp are open to the public for launching everything from a kayak to a pontoon boat. Much of the lakeshore is populated with homes and boat docks, but adventurous anglers can find areas to fish from the bank.

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Primary fish species residing in Merrymeeting Lake

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Smallmouth bass Rainbow Trout Lake trout Bluegill Atlantic Salmon Chain pickerel

Merrymeeting Lake Amenities

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

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In addition to fishing, Merrymeeting Lake offers a variety of recreational activities for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can explore the lake's serene waters, taking in the beautiful scenery and enjoying the peaceful ambiance. Whether it's cruising, water skiing, kayaking, or paddleboarding, Merrymeeting Lake provides a perfect setting for water-based fun and relaxation.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Merrymeeting Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Merrymeeting Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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While camping is not directly available on the shores of Merrymeeting Lake, there are nearby campgrounds and state parks that provide camping facilities. These options allow visitors to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Camping near Merrymeeting Lake offers the opportunity to wake up to the sounds of nature, enjoy breathtaking lake views, and make the most of the peaceful surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Viewland Campground - 603 875-7100

Turtle Kraal RV Park - 603 855-2377

Merrymeeting Lake NH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Merrymeeting Lake
New Hampshire Fish & Game
New Hampton
603 744-5470


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