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Granite Lake (New Hampshire)

Granite Lake
Granite Lake, Munsonville NH.jpg
LocationCheshire County, New Hampshire, United States
Coordinates43°1′18″N 72°8′30″W / 43.02167°N 72.14167°W / 43.02167; -72.14167
Primary outflowstributary of Otter Brook
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.0 mi (1.6 km)
Max. width0.4 mi (0.64 km)
Surface area233 acres (94 ha)
Average depth50 ft (15 m)
Max. depth115 ft (35 m)
Surface elevation1,276 ft (389 m)
SettlementsNelson (village of Munsonville); Stoddard

Granite Lake is a 233-acre (0.9 km2)[1] water body located in Cheshire County in southwestern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Nelson and Stoddard.[2] The village of Munsonville, within the town of Nelson, is located at the outlet. The lake flows into a tributary of Otter Brook, which flows southwest to the Ashuelot River in Keene and thence to the Connecticut River.

New Hampshire Route 9 formerly passed along the southern shore of the lake as it traveled from Keene to Hillsborough, but since the 1990s has bypassed the lake on higher ground to the south. The old routing is now the local Granite Lake Road.

The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, rock bass, chain pickerel, and horned pout.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Granite Lake, Stoddard, Nelson" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "GRANITview mapping system". NH GRANIT statewide GIS. Retrieved January 12, 2015.