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New NH State Boating Law Effective January 1. 2017
When transporting boats between waterbodies: ( NH RSA 487: 16-D ) All fragments of vegetation and animals must be removed before leaving the launch area. All drain plugs must be removed or in the open position when leaving the boat launch
Boat Launches and Types of Fish in each of the lakes. Scroll to the bottom of the page to research NH lake properties for sale.
Lake Winnisquam Marinas
Adams Marina Winnisquam, NH 603-528-3561
Jay’s Marina Winnisquam, NH 603-524-3150
Winnisquam Marine Belmont, NH 603-524-8380
State Launch Site is off Water St in Laconia, free parking
Lake Winnipesaukee Marinas
Channel Marine - Weirs Beach, 603-524-4801 --- Fay's Boatyard - Laconia, 603-293-8000
Irwin Marine - Laconia, 603-524-6661 --- Lakeport Landing Marina - Laconia, 603-524-3755
Marina Melvin Village 603-544-3583 --- Meredith Marina - Meredith, 603-279-7921
Parker Marine - Alton Bay, 603-875-2600 --- Paugus Bay Marina - Laconia, 603-524-1233
Paugus Bay Marina - Meredith, 603-279-5505 --- Shep Brown's Boat Basin - Meredith, 603-279-4573
Silver Sands Marina - Gilford, 603-293-7200 --- Thurston's Marina - Weirs Beach 603-366-4811
Trexler's Marina - Moultonborough 603-253-7315 --- Goodhue and Hawkins Boat Yard 603-569-2371
Westshore Marine Bristol 603-744-2900
Asquam Marina Holderness 603-968-9001 --- Riveredge Marina Ashland 603-968-4411
Boat Launches Winnipesaukee
Alton Bay Public Launch 1/4 mile north of the Route 11 bridge, on Route 11, in a public parking lot. No fee charged.
Alton Landing Just east of the Route 11 bridge.
Roberts Cove Marina From the Alton traffic circle, proceed 5 1/2 miles towards Wolfeboro on Rte 28.Turn left onto Roberts Cove Road. Fee charged
West Alton Marina At the junction of Route 11 and Route 11-A. Fee charged
CENTER HARBOR Public Docks In town behind Heath's Hardware Store adjacent to town docks. Fee charged. Short walk to parking.
Fay's Boat Yard 71 Varney Point Road, Gilford (603) 293-8000 From Jct. 11/11B, east on route 11 for .1 mile. Turn left onto Varney Point Road. Fee charged.
Silver Sands Marina On Route 11B, 1/2 mile northwest of junction 11B/11. Fee charged (Parking included).
Lakeport Landing Marina 65 Gold Street, Laconia (603) 524-3755 Southern end of Paugus Bay at the Junction of Elm Street and Union Avenue. Fee charged.
MEREDITH Meredith Public Docks Fee charged. Parking for trailers is south on Rt 3
Meredith Marina 2 Bay Shore Drive. Just off Route 3 on the right between Route 104 and Route 25. Fee charged.
Shep Brown's Boat Basin North on Route 25/ 2/10 mile from downtown Meredith, turn right onto Pleasant Street as it curves around Meredith Bay. Follow Pleasant Street to Meredith Neck Road. Turn right. Follow for 3 miles and turn left onto Lovejoy Sands Road. Fee charged
Moultonborough Public Launch Turn right onto Moultonboro Neck Road from Route 25. Proceed 6 2/10 miles south/east on Moultonboro Neck Road and cross onto Long Island. Launch site is on the left 2/10 mile after crossing bridge. Parking requires Moultonboro beach & dump sticker.
Harilla Landing Long Island, From Route 25 and Moultonboro Neck Road, proceed 6 2/10 miles south/east on Moultonboro Neck Road and cross onto Long Island. After crossing bridge, proceed 2 2/10 miles on Long Island Road.
Lee's Mills From Moultonborough Center, proceed 4/10 mile south on Route 25. Turn Left onto Blake Road. At end of Blake Road, turn right onto Lee's Mills Road and proceed to end. No fee charged. Parking available.
States Landing From the intersection of Route 109 and Route 25 (at the Moultonborough Airport), proceed south/east on Route 109 for 2 8/10 miles and turn right onto States Landing Road. Follow States Landing Road 1 mile.
TUFTONBORO Melvin Village Public Landing Off Route 109. No fee charged.
WOLFEBORO Libby Museum Opposite the Libby Museum on Route 109, 3 1/10 miles northwest of Wolfeboro. No fee charged. No parking.
Goodhue & Hawkins Navy Yard Sewell Road, Wolfeboro. From downtown Wolfeboro, head west on Route 109 for 2/10 mile. Turn left onto Sewell Road and proceed for 1 mile.
Back Bay Marina Bay Street, Wolfeboro. In downtown Wolfeboro, go one block north (away from the main lake) on Railroad Avenue. Launch site is behind the old Wolfeboro railroad terminal. No fee charged. Parking available. Note: to get to the Big Lake you must travel under a bridge with a clearance of only a little over four feet (full lake).
Wolfeboro Public Launch Main Street. In the public parking lot behind shops, next to Wolfeboro town docks. No fee charged.
Dining By Boat on Lake Winnipesaukee
Once you dock your boat ask where the locals eat?
Shibley’s at the Pier -- Pop’s Clam Shell -- Dockside Restaurants -- Bayside Diner and Eatery -- JP China
Center Harbor -- Osteria Poggio -- Canoe * -- Piccolo Market - Pizza *
Weirs Beach Laconia -- Lakeside Deli and Grille -- Lakehouse Grille -- Compass Cafe -- Boardwalk Bar and Grill -- NazBar and Grill at Naswa Resort
Meredith -- Town Docks -- Lakehouse Grille -- Lago -- Lakeside Deli and Grille -- George’s Diner * -- Camp -- Waterfall Cafe -- Giuseppe’s -- Lakeview Tavern -- Sunshine and Pa’s - Breakfast
Wolfeboro -- Downtown Grille Cafe -- Garwoods Restaurant -- La Boca Bakery -- The Farmers Kitchen -- Bayside Grille and Tavern -- Wolfeboro Dockside Grille and Dairy Bar -- Wolfgang’s Pizza -- Lydia’s Cafe -- Pavilion -- Yum Yum Shop *
NH Lakes Fishing Guide for the lakes region Trout Ponds, Lakes Stocked and Open Year Round
|Fish||Lake and Ponds|
|American Eel||Winnipesaukee, Silver (Lochmere), Winnisquam, Opechee lakes; Merrimack, Winnipesaukee rivers.|
|Black Crappie||Balch, Milton-3/Northeast, Spectacle (Meredith), Pine River ponds; Belleau, Great East, Pemigewasset, Wickwas, Hermit, Winnipesaukee lakes.|
|Bluegill||Numerous warm water ponds; Winnipesaukee, Wickwas lakes; Lees Mills Pond; Connecticut, Merrimack rivers.|
|Brook Trout||Most headwater/mountain brooks (wild fish); designated trout ponds; Pleasant (Elkins), White (Tamworth), Highland (Andover) lakes; Tewksbury, Saltmarsh, Perch, Spectacle ponds; Sky, Upper Hall ponds (fly only); Pemigewasset (Lincoln, Campton, Thornton), East Branch Pemigewasset rivers.|
|Brown Bullhead||Nearly all lakes, ponds, and medium to large rivers.|
|Brown Trout||Crystal (Eaton), Mascoma, Webster, Mirror (Woodstock), Tarleton lakes; Big and Middle Pea Porridge, Lower Beech ponds; Mascoma, Connecticut, Pemigewasset (southern) rivers.|
|Carp||Mascoma Lake; Merrimack, Connecticut rivers.|
|Chain Pickerel||Nearly all lakes, ponds, and medium to large rivers; Merrimack, Connecticut rivers and oxbows.|
|Cusk (Burbot)||Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Newfound lakes.|
|Fallfish||Winnipesaukee, Opechee, Silver, Winnisquam, Chocorua lakes; numerous medium to large rivers.|
|Lake Trout||Newfound, Winnisquam, Winnipesaukee, Sunapee, Silver (Madison), Merrymeeting, Tarleton, Great East lakes; Big Dan Hole Pond.|
|Lake Whitefish||Winnipesaukee, Silver (Madison), Big Squam lakes.|
|Landlocked Salmon||Big and Little Squam, Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Conway, Merrymeeting, Newfound, Ossipee, Pleasant (Elkins), Sunapee lakes; Big Dan Hole Pond.|
|Largemouth Bass||Numerous warm water lakes, ponds, and medium to large rivers; Winnipesaukee, Big and Little Squam, Waukewan, Wickwas, Pemigewasset, Crystal (Gilmanton), Hermit, Conway lakes; Milton-3/Northeast, Balch ponds; Merrimack, Connecticut rivers, and oxbows.|
|Northern Pike||Connecticut River and oxbows; Upper and Lower Baker ponds.|
|Pumpkinseed||Nearly all lakes, ponds, and medium to large rivers.|
|Rainbow Trout||Designated trout ponds; Winnipesaukee, Newfound, Winnisquam, Big and Little Squam, Crystal (Enfield), Mascoma, Waukewan, Winona, Lovell, Stinson, Tarleton, Little Sunapee, Highland, Wentworth lakes; Tewksbury, Saltmarsh, Lower Beech ponds; Newfound (fly only), Winnipesaukee, Pemigewasset, Connecticut rivers.|
|Rock Bass||Mascoma, Sunapee, Crystal (Enfield), Pleasant (Elkins), Canaan Street lakes; Merrimack, Connecticut rivers.|
|Round Whitefish||Newfound Lake|
|Smallmouth Bass||Winnipesaukee, Big and Little Squam, Winnisquam, Newfound, Wentworth, Little Sunapee, Pleasant (Elkins), Merrymeeting, Lovell, Manning, Webster, Ossipee, Waukewan, Opechee, Sunset, Crystal (Gilmanton), Conway, Great East lakes; Goose, Grafton, Rust ponds; Pemigewasset, Winnipesaukee, Merrimack rivers.|
|White Perch||Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Big Squam, Opechee, Waukewan, Wentworth, Mascoma, Silver (Lochmere), Ossipee lakes; Goose, Upper, and Lower Baker ponds.|
|Yellow Perch||Nearly all lakes, ponds, and medium to large rivers.|
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