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Franklin Pierce Lake

Franklin Pierce Lake
Jackman Reservoir
LocationHillsborough County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°5′54″N 71°57′10″W / 43.09833°N 71.95278°W / 43.09833; -71.95278
Primary inflowsNorth Branch Contoocook River
Primary outflowsNorth Branch Contoocook River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Max. width0.7 mi (1.1 km)
Surface area483 acres (2.0 km2)
Average depth10 ft (3.0 m)
Max. depth30 ft (9.1 m)
Surface elevation764 ft (233 m)
SettlementsHillsborough; Antrim

Franklin Pierce Lake, also known as Jackman Reservoir,[1] is a 483-acre (2.0 km2)[2] reservoir located in Hillsborough County in southern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Hillsborough and Antrim. It is named for Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, who was born in Hillsborough. The lake impounds the North Branch of the Contoocook River and lies within the Merrimack River watershed.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, white perch, northern pike, bluegill, and black crappie.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Jackman Reservoir, Hillsboro, Antrim" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  2. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system Archived August 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine