Welcome to the SPOFFORD LAKE ASSOCATION!
To protect, enhance and sustain the ecological, environmental and recreational character of Spofford Lake and the surrounding watershed.
The Spofford Lake Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Spofford Lake is a 739-acre (2.99 km2) water body located in Cheshire County in southwestern New Hampshire, in the town of Chesterfield. Water from Spofford Lake flows via Partridge Brook to the Connecticut River. In 2005 the NH Department of Fish and Game named Spofford Lake the cleanest lake in southwestern New Hampshire, despite the amount of motor boating.The village of Spofford is located at the lake's outlet.
Donations fund our projects "to protect, enhance and sustain the ecological, environmental, and recreational character of Spofford Lake and the surrounding watershed". These include the Core Sediment Analysis Project, the Solitude Lake Mgt Inspection, the Lake Host program, Water Quality Testing, and the Weed Watch program.
In 2019, the SLA's 238 members donated $37,703 toward the cost of these programs.
View or Print the Spofford Lake Association Spring 2020 newsletter here. All that's missing is your donation envelope.
A copy will be mailed the first week of July.
If you have questions, comments, gripes or compliments, please send us an email via the Contact Us.
Spofford Lake Resource Information
Everyone enjoys Spofford Lake. It's a jewel and remains such thanks, in part, to state regulations enforced by a number of NH agencies.
We have compiled a short listing of state departments you can contact concerning frequently asked questions for:
Spofford Lake Watershed Management Plan
The Spofford Lake Watershed Management Plan is a road map to protect, enhance and sustain the Lake for the next 10, 20 and 30 years. Today, on the surface, the Lake is clean and clear, but we are now actively assessing the negative changes that the last 30 years have brought. The Plan’s methodology forecasts the adverse effects of doing nothing now to protect the Lake. Let’s use the Plan’s recommendations to preserve the ecological, environmental and recreational characteristics of Spofford Lake and the surrounding watershed.
WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN
Enjoy the Boat Regatta Tradition
To celebrate July 4th, boats parade around the Lake ending in a spirited contest to gain undefined prestige. But please, no balloon fights. ‘Biodegradable’ balloons are said to decompose in about the same time as oak leaves, which is about 4 years. What mischief do these balloons cause with fish, birds and aquatic animals? What about the chemicals, plasticizers and artificial dyes?