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Opechee Bay

Opechee Bay
LocationBelknap County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°32′48″N 71°28′29″W / 43.54667°N 71.47472°W / 43.54667; -71.47472
Primary inflowsPaugus Bay
Primary outflowsWinnipesaukee River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length2.6 mi (4.2 km)
Max. width0.8 mi (1.3 km)
Surface area449 acres (1.82 km2)
Average depth23 ft (7.0 m)
Max. depth61 ft (19 m)
Surface elevation493 ft (150 m)
SettlementsLaconia (including Lakeport)

Opechee Bay is a 449-acre (1.82 km2)[1] lake located in Belknap County in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, United States, in the city of Laconia. It is located directly downstream from Paugus Bay and Lake Winnipesaukee, and it connects by a one-mile segment of the Winnipesaukee River through the center of Laconia to Winnisquam Lake.

The lake is classified as a cold- and warmwater fishery, with observed species including brook trout, rainbow trout, land-locked salmon, lake trout, lake whitefish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, white perch, black crappie, and bluegill.[2]

See also


  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT database Archived 2013-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Opechee Bay, Laconia" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 3, 2014.