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Fishing and Boating

Below are departments to contact concerning frequently asked questions about.


Fishing is a popular recreational activity on the Lake. Classified as a cold and warm water fishery, Spofford is known for producing quality smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, northern pike, and largemouth bass.

Click here for a lake depth/contour ("bathymetry") map of Spofford Lake.

Learn about fishing in NH and get your license here.

Fish and Wildlife

  • NH Fish and Game in Keene (603) 352-9669


Boating Laws

  • NH Marine Patrol in Keene (603) 293-2037

Boat Lifts

  • Department of Environmental Services (603) 271-2147

A seasonal personal watercraft lift will qualify for PBN only if it meets all of these requirements:

  • Installed immediately adjacent to a dock, in a legally existing boat slip, or if there are no other personal watercraft lifts on the frontage, a maximum of two lifts installed immediately adjacent to one another and along the owner's shoreline.
  • Removed during the non-boating season.
  • Located at least 20 feet from an abutting property line or the imaginary.
  • extension of the property line over the water.
  • Located on a parcel of land that has at least 75 feet of shoreline frontage.
  • Installed in a manner that creates no impacts.
Page updated April 15, 2021

Spofford Lake Association

PO Box 177
Spofford, NH 03462

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