Pawtuckaway Lake

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Pawtuckaway Lake, also known as Pawtuckaway Pond, is located in Nottingham.  It is a natural pond that was enlarged by the construction of four dams, feeding rivers that eventually meet the Lamprey River and Piscataqua River.  

Map and bathymetry of Pawtuckaway Lake

The Western shore of the lake is home to Pawtuckaway State Park, which offers a variety of landscapes, with something to do and see for everyone. The park includes a large family beach on the lake. There are many opportunities for hiking, with trails leading to many special points of interest, including a mountaintop fire tower; an extensive marsh where beavers, deer, and great blue herons may be seen, and a geologically unique field where large boulders called glacial erratics were deposited when glacial ice melted near the end of the Ice Age.

Pawtuckaway State Park & Beach Information: (603) 895-3031

Summer 2018 Beach Advisories

7/27/2018: Beach: Pawtuckaway State Park Beach – Pawtuckaway Lake, Nottingham
Routine Sample Date: 7/23/18
Advisory Issued: 7/24/18
Next Sample Date: 7/27/18, New Results 7/28/18
Advisory: Samples collected exceeded the state standard for fecal bacteria. The advisory remains until bacteria counts are below the state standard (88 counts/ 100 ml E.coli).

Links to Pawtuckaway Lake Activities & Organizations

Pawtuckaway Trail MapPawtuckaway Trail InformationNH Div. of Parks & Recreation
NH Fish & GamePawtuckaway Lake Improvement Assoc.Water Quality/Beach Inspection Program
Pawtuckaway Water InformationPawtuckaway Aerial ImagePawtuckaway Drawdown Schedule

Information regarding management of Pawtuckaway Lake and other incoming and/or outgoing waters into the lake.

4th of July Boat Parade is on July 4th!