Ossipee Lake

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Ossipee Lake
Ossipee Lake.jpg
LocationCarroll County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°47′29″N 71°8′23″W / 43.79139°N 71.13972°W / 43.79139; -71.13972Coordinates: 43°47′29″N 71°8′23″W / 43.79139°N 71.13972°W / 43.79139; -71.13972
Primary inflowsWest Branch; Bearcamp River; Lovell River; Pine River
Primary outflowsOssipee River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length3.5 miles (5.6 km)
Max. width2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Surface area3,245 acres (13.13 km2)
Surface elevation407 feet (124 m)
SettlementsOssipee; Freedom
 
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Ossipee Lake
Ossipee Lake.jpg
LocationCarroll County, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°47′29″N 71°8′23″W / 43.79139°N 71.13972°W / 43.79139; -71.13972Coordinates: 43°47′29″N 71°8′23″W / 43.79139°N 71.13972°W / 43.79139; -71.13972
Primary inflowsWest Branch; Bearcamp River; Lovell River; Pine River
Primary outflowsOssipee River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length3.5 miles (5.6 km)
Max. width2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Surface area3,245 acres (13.13 km2)
Surface elevation407 feet (124 m)
SettlementsOssipee; Freedom

Ossipee Lake is located in Carroll County in eastern New Hampshire, in the communities of Ossipee and Freedom. At 3,245 acres,[1] it is the sixth-largest lake located entirely in New Hampshire. The lake is fed by the West Branch (entering from the north), the Bearcamp and Lovell rivers (entering from the west), and the Pine River (from the south). Water leaves the eastern end of the lake via the Ossipee River, flowing into the Saco River in Maine.

Ossipee Lake is a popular vacation site. The land surrounding the lake is home to numerous condo, cabin, and lake house developments. As in most lakes regions, some buildings are available for vacation rentals, and many of the developments have private beaches.[citation needed]

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