The Squam Lakes
Squam Lake in its entirety consists of two smaller lakes; Big Squam and Little Squam. The two lakes are connected by a channel at the center of Holderness. The Squam Lakes have a focus on quality and preservation of land with much of the shoreline protected by conservation.
Big Squam Lake is the second largest lake in New Hampshire with 67 islands within its boundaries. The 1981 film On Golden Pond staring Katharine Hepburn was filmed on Big Squam and the restaurant that separates Big Squam & Little Squam, Walter’s Basin, was named after Walter the trout from the movie. Towns with shoreline on Big Squam include Center Harbor, Holderness, Sandwich and Moultonborough.
Little Squam has shoreline in Ashland and Holderness.
Approximate Width: 3.4miles
Max Depth: 98ft
Approximate Width: .6miles
Max Depth: 84ft
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