Lakes and Ponds of Windham New Hampshire

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How big are the lakes in Windham New Hampshire? Can you boat or swim? What are the restrictions? Windham has 8 water bodies that according to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) are qualified as “great ponds” with a lake surface area greater than 10 acres.

Waterbody AKA Status Town(s) Bordering Area
(acres)
Approximate
Surface
Elevation
Full Lake
Elevation
CANOBIE LAKE   RD SALEM
WINDHAM
373.40 219.9 219.90
COBBETT’S POND   RD WINDHAM 344.70 177 0
MITCHELL POND   NL WINDHAM 14.50 250 0
OUTLET SEAVEY POND   AI WINDHAM 10.60 250 0
ROCK POND GOLDEN POND RD WINDHAM 34.60 153 0
SHADOW LAKE HITYTIDY POND RD SALEM
WINDHAM
35 159 0
SIMPSON POND MOEAKEL POND RD WINDHAM 37.70 153 0
SKATING POND   RD WINDHAM 15 319 0
 

Canobie Lake

is the largest at 373 acres and it also serves as Salem’s water supply therefore no swimming is allowed in it. Canoe access is provided through the Verrette Conservation land on West Shore road.

Cobbett’s pond

hosts the Windham town beach, residents get free passes at the town hall and it is a favorite hang-out spot for vacationing kids and moms with toddlers.

Rock Pond

and the shallower Simpson Pond below it are connected lakes with a total surface area of about 72 acres. Moeckel Pond is privately owned,  the bridge at the South end takes hikers to the 54 acre Deer Leap conservation area.

Shadow lake

stretches between Windham and Salem and has become a much more enjoyable lake since the opening of the Rt-111 bypass. Mitchell Pond can be accessed for fishing through the Windham trail network from Searles road in the new Castle Reach subdivision.