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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, rock bass, white perch, yellow perch, Atlantic salmon and chain pickerel at Ossipee Lake in New Hampshire.

Ossipee Lake, NH

Landlocked (Atlantic) salmon, rainbow trout, perch and chain pickerel are the most sought after fish species in Ossipee Lake. Other species of note in this 3,100-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, include bass, lake trout, crappie and sunfish.

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Ossipee Lake, located in the town of Ossipee, New Hampshire, is a haven for fishing enthusiasts. With its vast expanse covering over 3,000 acres, this picturesque lake offers excellent fishing opportunities. Ossipee Lake is renowned for its diverse fish population, making it a popular destination for anglers of all skill levels. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pickerel, white perch, and chain pickerel. Anglers can take advantage of the lake's structure, including rocky areas, submerged logs, and weed beds, to target these prized fish.

With its exceptional fishing prospects, boating opportunities, and nearby camping facilities, Ossipee Lake provides a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts in New Hampshire. Whether casting a line, exploring the lake by boat, or spending nights under the stars at a nearby campground, Ossipee Lake promises a memorable and enjoyable experience amidst the scenic landscapes of the state.

About half of the ten miles of shoreline are developed, while some of the other half is open to fishing from the bank, where access allows. The Ossipee Lake Public Boat Ramp, Lakefront Landing Marina, Ossipee Lake Marina and the Ossipee River boat launch are available for public boat launching. Marinas, campgrounds, restaurants, stores and lodging are all handy at the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Ossipee Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Rainbow Trout Brown trout Lake trout Bluegill Rock Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Atlantic Salmon Chain pickerel

Ossipee Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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In addition to fishing, Ossipee Lake is a paradise for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can explore the expansive waters, reveling in the stunning views and serene ambiance. The lake is perfect for a wide range of water activities, including motor boating, water skiing, kayaking, and canoeing. Whether it's a leisurely cruise or an adrenaline-filled adventure, Ossipee Lake offers an idyllic setting for boating enjoyment.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Goodhue Boat Company on Ossipee Lake
Rentals: Pontoon boats
603 539-8456

Lakefront Landing Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
603 539-4245

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lakefront Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Pequawket Trail, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Oak Street Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Oak Street, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Pine River Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off State Route 25, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Totem Pole Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Tribal Trail, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.


Lakefront Landing Marina
85 Pequawket Trail
Center Ossipee, NH 03814
603 539-4245

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Camping options are available near Ossipee Lake, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Campgrounds offer amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Ossipee Lake offers the opportunity to wake up to breathtaking lake views, enjoy outdoor activities, and soak in the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Ossipee Lake Camping Area - 603 539-6631

Westward Shores Cottages & RV Resort - 603 539-6445

Wabanaki Campgrounds - 603 539-6685

Bearcamp River Campground - 603 539-4898

Ossipee Lake NH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Ossipee Lake
Lakefront Landing Marina
85 Pequawket Trail
Center Ossipee, NH 03814
603 539-4245


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