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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, brook trout, yellow perch, landlocked salmon and chain pickerel at Umbagog Lake in New Hampshire.

Umbagog Lake, NH

Known for quality smallmouth bass fishing, Umbagog Lake is a 7,600-acre lake in the northeast part of NH. The lake maintains healthy populations of trout, perch, bass, salmon and pickerel and has over 50 miles of shoreline.

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Umbagog Lake, located in Coos County, New Hampshire, is a true gem for fishing enthusiasts. This expansive lake, shared between New Hampshire and Maine, covers over 7,850 acres and offers exceptional fishing opportunities. Umbagog Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a prime destination for anglers. Popular fish species found in the lake include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, pickerel, yellow perch, and white perch. The lake's varied underwater structures, including submerged logs, rocky points, and weedy areas, provide ideal habitats for these prized fish.

Umbagog Lake's exceptional fishing prospects, boating opportunities, and nearby camping facilities make it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether casting a line, exploring the lake's pristine waters by boat, or spending nights under the stars at a nearby campground, Umbagog Lake promises an unforgettable and rejuvenating experience amidst the captivating landscapes of New Hampshire.

The primary boat launch ramp is located at Umbagog Lake State Park, which also has access to the shoreline for fishing from the bank. An additional boat ramp is available, on Bear Brook, at Steamer Diamond Boat Launch. Pontoons, kayaks, canoes, pleasure boats and fishing boats can make use of these ramps. Campsites and RV spaces are available at Umbagog Lake State Park Campground. Various motels, cabins and cottages are available at, or close by the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Umbagog Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Brook trout Yellow Perch Atlantic salmon Chain pickerel

Umbagog Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NEARBY
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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In addition to fishing, Umbagog Lake is a paradise for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can explore the vastness of the lake, enjoying the breathtaking scenery and tranquil atmosphere. The lake's calm waters make it ideal for various water activities, such as motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely cruise or an adventurous exploration, Umbagog Lake offers a remarkable boating experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Steamer Diamond Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Dam Road, in Bear Brook, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Umbagog Lake Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off State Route 26, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

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Camping options are available near Umbagog Lake, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Nearby campgrounds offer amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Umbagog Lake provides the opportunity to wake up to the sounds of nature, enjoy stunning lake views, and experience the peace and serenity of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Umbagog Lake State Park Campground - 603 482-7795

Umbagog Lake NH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Umbagog Lake
Umbagog Lake State Park
Errol, NH 03579
603 482-7795


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