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2010 LIST
Updated August 18, 2010
Not a Complete List of Public Bodies of Water

For Exact Wording, Refer to Department of Safety Administrative Rules, Chapter 400
and New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) Chapter270

Contact the NH Department of Environmental Services for Complete Public Water Supply Regulations (ENV-WS 386)

RSA 270:74 prohibits the use of skicraft (one and two person) on all public bodies of water less than 75 acres in size
For the definition of skicraft see RSA 270:73.

 

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Abbott Forest Pond (Cold Spring Pond) - Stoddard
RSA 270:76 - No person shall use or operate any motorboat or boat equipped with an outboard motor on the waters of Abbott Forest Pond in Stoddard.

Adder Pond/Hopkins Pond - Andover
SAF-C 402.34 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Hopkins Pond in Andover.

Angle Pond - Hampstead/Sandown
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/90.

Arlington Mill Reservoir - Salem
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/01/88.

Armington, Lake - Piermont
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/07/89.

Ashuelot, Lake - Washington
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 11/01/90.

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Babbidge Reservoir - Nelson/Roxbury
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Keene for regulations. Public water supply.

Back Lake - Pittsburg
SAF-C 402.01 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH. However, this restriction shall not apply between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. daily on that portion of Back Lake in Pittsburg easterly of a line running from Washburn's Camp on the south to the New Hampshire Guide's Lot on the north.
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/04.

Baptist Pond - Springfield
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Bear Pond - Alton
SAF-C 402.02 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Bear Pond in Alton.

Bear Pond - Warner
Boat/Motor, seaplane restriction - contact Contoocook/Hopkinton for regulations.

Bearcamp Pond - Sandwich
RSA 402.03 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Bearcamp Pond in Sandwich.

Beaver Lake - Derry
SAF-C 402.04 - (a) No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Beaver Lake in Derry. However, this restriction shall not apply between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays inclusive, holidays excepted, and during unrestricted hours, no boat shall exceed 30 MPH at any time on this body of water.
(b) All water skiing on Beaver Lake shall be in a counterclockwise direction at all times.
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/07/99.

Bellamy Reservoir - Barrington/Dover/Madbury
Boat/Motor, Seaplane restriction - contact Portsmouth for regulations. Public water supply.

Belleau Lake - Wakefield
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/90.

Berry Brook - Rochester
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Rochester for regulations. Public water supply.

Berry Pond - Moultonborough
RSA 270:85 - No person shall use or operate any motorboat or boat equipped with an outboard motor on Berry Pond in Moultonborough.

Berry Pond - Pittsfield
Seaplane restriction - contact Pittsfield for regulations. Public water supply.

Berry's River Watershed - Rochester
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Rochester for regulations. Public water supply.

Big Brook Bog (Pond) - Pittsburg
SAF-C 402.05 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Big Brook Bog in Pittsburg.

Big Cherry Pond - Jefferson
RSA 270:81 - No person shall use or operate any motorboat or boat equipped with an outboard motor on Big Cherry Pond in Jefferson.

Big Dan Hole Pond - Ossipee/Tuftonboro
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Big Island Pond - Derry
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 9/25/89

Big Pea Porridge Pond - Madison/Conway
RSA 270:93 - No person shall use or operate any powerboat equipped with an internal combustion engine on the open waters of Big Pea Porridge Pond in Madison and Conway.

Boundary Pond (Mountain Pond) - Pittsburg
SAF-C 402.06 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Boundary Pond in Pittsburg.

Bow Lake - Strafford
SAF-C 402.07 -(a) No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 6 MPH on that section of Bow Lake in Strafford between:
(1) the dam at the outlet of the lake;
(2) the easterly point of the first island west thereof, and
(3) also on the northerly course between the easterly point of the island referred to in (2) and the red and black buoys marking the northwest entrance to the channel.

Bradley Lake - Andover
RSA 270:114 - No person shall use or operate any petroleum powered boat equipped with any type of petroleum powered motor in excess of 30 horsepower upon Bradley Lake in Andover.
Boat/Seaplane Restriction - contact town of Andover for regulation. Public water supply.

Brindle Pond - Barnstead
RSA 270:88 - No person shall operate any boat equipped with a petroleum-powered motor on Brindle Pond in Barnstead.

Butterfield Pond - Wilmot
SAF-C 402.08 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Butterfield Pond in Wilmot.

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Camp Brook - Hanover
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Hanover for regulations. Public water supply.

Canaan Street Lake - Canaan
RSA 270:113 - No person shall use or operate a Skicraft as defined in RSA 270:73 V, or a hovercraft as defined in RSA 270:2, VIII, on the above mentioned lake.
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Canaan for regulations. Public water supply.

Canobie Lake - Salem
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 06/25/03
Boat/Motor, Seaplane restriction - contact Salem for regulations. Public water supply.

Cass Pond - Richmond
SAF-C 402.09 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Cass Pond in Richmond.

Cawley Pond - Sanbornton
SAF-C 402.10 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Cawley Pond in Sanbornton.

Center Pond - Nelson
SAF-C 402.11 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Center Pond in Nelson.

Cedar Pond - Milan
RSA 270:74a - Skicraft banned 07/25/00.

Chalk Pond - New Durham
RSA 270:101 - I. No person shall use or operate any powerboat equipped with any type of power motor in excess of 5 horsepower upon Chalk Pond in New Durham. II. No person shall use or operate jet skis on Chalk Pond.

Chestnut Pond - Epsom
SAF-C 402.12 - No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Chestnut Pond in Epsom. However, this restriction shall not apply between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. daily and all water skiing shall be conducted in a clockwise direction at all times.

Chocorua Lake - Tamworth
RSA 270:83 - No person shall use or operate any motorboat or any boat equipped with an outboard motor on Chocorua Lake in Tamworth.

Christine Lake - Stark
RSA 270:117 - No person shall use or operate any power boat equipped with any type of power motor in excess of 10 HP on Christine Lake in Stark.

Clarksville Pond - Clarksville
RSA 270:104 - No person shall operate any boat equipped with a petroleum-powered motor on Clarksville Pond in Clarksville. Any other type of motor used on Clarksville Pond cannot develop more than trolling speed.

Clement Pond (Joesylvia Lake) - Hopkinton
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89

Cobbetts Pond - Windham
RSA 270:74-a Skicraft banned 12/31/89.
SAF-C 402.13 - That portion of Cobbetts Pond in Windham known as the Narrows, which extends 860 feet northeast from the boat ramp at 30 Horseshoe Rd to a stone wall on the point on the east side of the Pond shall be a no wake zone.

Cocheco River - Rochester
RSA 270:89 - No person shall use or operate a motorboat or any boat equipped with an outboard motor with a manufacturer's rated capacity in excess of 7.5 HP, or shall any person exceed a headway speed of 10 MPH with any powerboat equipped with an outboard motor on Cocheco River within the City limits of Rochester.

Coniston, Lake - Croydon
SAF-C 402.14 - The lower portion of Lake Coniston in Croydon shall be a "no wake" area.

Connecticut River - New Hampshire jurisdiction
RSA 270:115 - The department of Safety, division of Safety Services, shall post at all boat launching sites on the Connecticut River, within the jurisdiction of the State, a speed limit of headway speed within l50 feet of the shoreline.
RSA 270:120 - I. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no person shall use or operate any motorboat or any boat equipped with an outboard motor in excess of headway speed of 6 MPH upon the waters of the Connecticut River between the Ledyard Bridge in Hanover and a line across the river a distance of 2,500 feet to the north of the Ledyard Bridge.
II. No person shall operate a motorboat or any boat equipped with an outboard motor in the area described in paragraph I while towing a person, whether or not that person is using water skis, an aquaplane, or any other similar device.
III. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a motor boat or any boat equipped with an outboard motor that is used in the area described in paragraph I as follows:
a. by state or town employees for patrolling the area;
b. by any person in the case of an emergency rescue activity.
c. by any person in connection with coaching of rowing; or
d. by any person during boat personnel training and boat meets.

SAF-C 402.151 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed greater than headway speed upon the waters of the Connecticut River in the town of Westmoreland, from the property line of Tax Map R11, Lot 9, then proceeding south to the intersection of River Road and Partridge Book Road, representing a total approximate distance of 1,800 linear feet and extending rom east to west across the Connecticut River to the opposite shoreline in the town of Westmoreland.

Connor Pond - Ossipee
SAF-C 402.15 - No person shall operate a boat equipped with a petroleum-powered motor and at greater than headway speed.

Contoocook Lake - Rindge/Jaffrey
RSA 270:74-a Skicraft banned 11/09/99.

Conway Lake - Conway
RSA 270:77 - No person shall at any time place in or upon, or use, or operate upon, Conway Lake, any houseboat.
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Cooks Pond (Kingswood Lake) - Brookfield
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Coon Brook Bog - Pittsburg
SAF-C 402.16 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Coon Brook Bog in Pittsburg.

Country Pond - Kingston
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Crescent Lake - Acworth and Unity
SAF-C 402.17 - All motorboats shall be operated in a counter-clockwise direction at all times.
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/05.

Crescent Lake - Wolfeboro
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Crystal Lake (Robertson Pond) - Eaton
SAF-C 402.18 - No person shall operate a motorboat with more than 10 horsepower on the waters of Crystal Lake in the town of Eaton. Crystal Lake, in the town of Eaton, shall be a "no wake" area.

Cunningham Pond - Peterborough
SAF-C 402.181 - No person shall operate a motorboat powered by gasoline, naphtha, or any other petroleum products on Cunningham Pond in Peterborough.

Cunningham Pond - Peterborough
PENDING FOR 2009 - No person shall operate any boat powered by any petroleum products on Cunningham Pond.

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Deering Lake (Reservoir) - Deering
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Diamond Lake (Tom's Pond) - Warner
SAF-C 402.19 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding l0 MPH on Diamond Lake (aka Tom's Pond) in Warner.

Dole Reservoir - Claremont
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Claremont for regulations. Public water supply.

Dublin Lake - Dublin
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/01/88.
SAF-C 402.20 - No person shall operate a motorboat at speed exceeding l0 MPH on Dublin Lake in Dublin. However, this restriction shall not apply between 4:00 p.m. and one-half hour after sunset daily.

Dudley Pond - Deering
SAF-C 402.21 - (a) No person shall operate a motorboat powered by gasoline, naphtha, or any other petroleum products on Dudley Pond in Deering. (b) This section does not prohibit boats powered exclusively by electric motors.

Duncan Lake - Ossipee
RSA 270:109 - No person shall operate any power boat at a speed exceeding 6 MPH on Duncan Lake.

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Eastman Pond (Lake) - Grantham/Enfield
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.
SAF-C 402.22 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Eastman Pond in Grantham.

Hampton/Seabrook Estuary - Hampton, Hampton Falls, Seabrook
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned from the salt marshes of the Hampton/Seabrook Estuary with operation prohibited within three hundred (300) feet of any saltmarsh bank, berm, salt pond, creek, or river that flows through the salt marshes of Hampton, Hampton Falls and Seabrook, NH. Effective 06/25/07.

Everett Lake (Clough State Park) - Weare
SAF-C 402.23 - No person shall operate any boat powered by gasoline, naphtha or any other petroleum products on Everett Lake (Clough State Park) in Weare.

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Fassett Brook Reservoir - Troy
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Troy for regulations. Public water supply.

Ferrin Pond - Weare
SAF-C 402.24 - No person shall operate a motor boat on Ferrin Pond in Weare.

Flint Pond - Hollis
RSA 270:128 - No person shall use or operate a boat equipped with a petroleum-powered motor on Flint Pond in Hollis. Use of electric motors with a manufacturer's rated capacity not in excess of 3 HP is authorized, and no person shall exceed a headway speed of 5 MPH on Flint Pond.

Folletts Brook - Newmarket
Seaplane restriction - contact Newmarket for regulation. Public water supply.

Forest Lake - Winchester
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/05/99.

Forest Pond - Whitefield
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/01/88.

French Pond - Henniker
SAF-C 402.25 - No person shall launch or operate any powerboat or watercraft on French Pond in Henniker with any type of power motor in excess of 5 HP.

Frost Pond - Jaffrey/Dublin
SAF-C 402.26 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Frost Pond.

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Garland Brook - Lancaster
Seaplane restriction - contact Lancaster for regulations. Public water supply.

Garland Pond - Moultonborough
RSA 270:123 - No person shall use or operate a boat or any other watercraft equipped with any type of power motor, except an electric motor not in excess of 5 HP on Garland Pond in Moultonborough.

Gilman Pond - Alton
SAF-C 402.27 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Gilman Pond in Alton.

Gilman Pond - Unity
Boat/Motor, Aircraft restriction. Contact Newport for regulation. Public water supply.

Gilmore Pond - Jaffrey
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/90.
Saf-C 402.28 - Gilmore Pond shall be a "no wake" area.

Glen Lake - Goffstown
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Godfrey Dam - Upper Ammonusuc River -Berlin
Seaplane restriction - contact Berlin for regulation.  Public water supply.

Goffstown Reservoir -Goffstown
Seaplane restriction - contact Goffstown for regulation. Public water supply.

Goose Pond - Hanover/Canaan
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.
Saf-C 402.29 - The part of Goose Pond, in the town of Canaan, and so-called The Narrows, and  extending 150 feet from the boating and swimming area from the northern most point of lot 1-GS-49 and southwest to lot 1-GS-47 on the western shore shall be a no wake area.

Goose Pond - Keene
RSA 270:125 - No person shall use or operate a boat or any other watercraft equipped with any type of power motor on Goose Pond in the city of Keene.

Gorham Pond - Dunbarton
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Gould Pond (Emerald Lake) - Hillsborough
SAF-C 402.30 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Gould Pond.

Grafton Pond - Grafton
RSA 270:95 - No person shall use or operate any power boat equipped with any type of motor in excess of 6 HP on Grafton Pond in Grafton.
Saf-C 402.301 - No person shall operate any boat powered by any petroleum products on Grafton Pond.

Granite Lake - Stoddard
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/1/88.

Gregg Lake - Antrim
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft operation restricted to "no greater than headway speed" in the portion starting in the area known as the Meadows and extending to the area known as the Narrows, extending to a point approximately 500 feet south of Camp Birchmere effective 8/30/89.
SAF-C 402.31 - (a) Motorboats shall be limited to 150 HP or less on Gregg Lake.
(b) All water skiing on Gregg Lake shall be in a counter-clockwise direction at all times.

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Halfmoon Lake - Barnstead
RSA 270:74-a - No person shall operate a Skicraft on a Saturday or a Sunday on Halfmoon Lake in Barnstead, effective 12/31/89.

Hampton Falls River - Hampton Falls
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned from the B&M Railroad bridge to the river source in Hampton Falls effective 11/01/90.

Hanover Reservoirs, Upper, Lower, Center - Hanover
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Hanover for regulations. Public water supply.

Harrisville Pond - Harrisville
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/1/88.

Hawkins Pond - Center Harbor
Saf-C 402.32 - No person shall operate a motorboat of more than 8 HP on Hawkins Pond in Center Harbor; further, motorboats shall not be operated at a speed exceeding 10 MPH.

Head's Pond - Hooksett
RSA 270:131 - No person shall use or operate any watercraft, as defined in RSA 270:73 (skicraft), or powerboat equipped with a gas-powered internal combustion engine on the open waters of Head's Pond in Hooksett. The use of electric-powered motors is authorized.

Hermit Lake - Sanbornton
RSA 270:103 - No person shall use or operate any power boat equipped with any type of power motor in excess of 10 HP on Hermit Lake in Sanbornton.

Highland Lake - East Andover
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/96.

Honey Pot Pond - Amherst
SAF-C 402.33- (a) No person shall operate a motorboat powered by gasoline, naphtha or any other petroleum products on Honey Pot Pond in Amherst. (b) This section shall not prohibit the operation of boats powered exclusively by electric motors.

Hopkins Pond - Andover
SAF-C 402.34 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Hopkins Pond in Andover.

Horseshoe Pond - Merrimack
SAF-C 402.35 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Horseshoe Pond in Merrimack.

Hot Hole Pond - Concord
SAF-C 402.351 - Hot Hole Pond, in the town of Loudon and the city of Concord, shall be a "no wake" area.

Hunkins Pond - Sanbornton
SAF-C 402.36 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Hunkins Pond in Sanbornton.

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Indian Pond - Orford
RSA 270:118 - No person shall use or operate any power boat with any type of power motor in excess of 6 MPH on Indian Pond in Orford.

Iona Lake (Knowles Pond) - Albany
RSA 270:97 - No person shall use or operate any power boat equipped with any type of power motor in excess of 10 HP on Iona Lake in Albany.

Island Pond (Big Island Pond) - Derry/Atkinson/Hampstead
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 9/25/89.

Island Pond - Stoddard
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/1/90.

Island Pond (Washington Lake) - Washington
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Ivanhoe, Lake - Wakefield
RSA 270:74 - skicraft prohibited due to size. Public records incorrectly listed this body of water as having 125 acres. Remeasurement has resulted in correction to 68 acres thus, skicraft are prohibited.

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Jenness Pond - Northwood/Pittsfield
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/1/95.

Jericho Pond - Berlin
RSA 270:86 - No person shall use or operate any boat equipped with a petroleum powered motor on Jericho Pond in the city of Berlin. Use of electric powered motors are authorized with manufacturer's rated capacity not to exceed 3 HP and no person shall exceed a headway speed of 5 MPH on Jericho Pond.

Joesylvia Lake (Clement Pond) - Hopkinton
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

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Kanasatka, Lake - Moultonborough
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/01/89.

Katherine, Lake - Piermont
RSA 270:122 - No person shall use or operate a boat equipped with any type of petroleum-powered motor in excess of 5 HP on Lake Katherine in Piermont.

Kezar Lake - Sutton
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Kingston Lake (Great Pond) - Kingston
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 11/01/89.

Kingswood Lake (Cooks Pond) - Brookfield
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Knights Pond - Alton
SAF-C 402.37 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Knights Pond in Alton.

Knowles Pond - Tilton/Northfield
Saf-C 402.38 No person shall use or operate a boat powered by gasoline, naphtha or any other petroleum products on Knowles Pond in Tilton/Northfield. Seaplane restriction - contact Tilton/Northfield for regulation. Public water supply.

Kolelemook, Lake - Springfield
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Kusumpe Pond - Sandwich
SAF-C 402.39 - No person shall operate a motorboat of more than one-half HP on Kusumpe Pond.

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Laurel Lake - Fitzwilliam
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/01/88.
SAF-C 402.40 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a rate of speed exceeding 40 mph on Laurel Lake.

Ledge Pond - Madison
SAF-C 402.41 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Ledge Pond in Madison.

Ledge Pond - Sunapee
RSA 270:130 - No person shall use, operate, have aboard or attached to any watercraft or motorboat a petroleum powered inboard or outboard motor. Electric powered motors are permitted.

Lees Pond - Moultonborough
RSA 270:80 - No person shall use or operate any motorboat or other boat equipped with an outboard motor of more than 7.5 HP on Lees Pond in Moultonborough.

Little Dan Hole Pond - Ossipee
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89
RSA 270:129 - No person shall use or operate any boat equipped with a petroleum powered motor on Little Dan Hole Pone in Ossipee. Use of electric-powered motors with a manufacturer's rated capacity not in excess of 5 horsepower is authorized. No person shall exceed a headway speed of 5 MPH on Little Dan Hole Pond.

Little Pond (Page Pond) - Meredith
SAF-C 402.42 - No person shall operate a motorboat or outboard motor on Little Pond in Meredith.

Little Pond - Sandwich
SAF-C 402.43 - No person shall operate a motorboat or outboard motor on Little Pond in Sandwich.

Little Cherry Pond - Jefferson
RSA 270:81 - No person shall use or operate any motorboat or other boat equipped with an outboard motor on Big Cherry Pond or Little Cherry Pond in Jefferson.

Little Diamond Pond - Stewartstown
RSA 270:107 - No person shall use or operate any boat equipped with a power motor in excess of 10 HP on Little Diamond Pond in Stewartstown.

Little Sunapee Lake - New London/Springfield
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Little Squam Lake - Holderness/Ashland
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/01/88.

Locke Lake - Barnstead
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 11/01/89.

Long Pond - Lempster
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/03.
SAF-C 402.44 (a) Waterskiing on all portions of Long Pond in Lempster shall be restricted to the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (b) No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 6 MPH on the waters surrounding the 3 islands in the northern end of Long Pond.

Loon Lake - Freedom
Saf-C 402.441 - Loon Lake shall be a no-wake zone.

Loon Lake - Hillsborough
Boat/Seaplane restriction - contact Hillsborough for regulation. Public water supply.

Loon Lake - Rumney/Plymouth
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Lougee Pond - Barnstead
RSA 270:92 - No person may use or operate any boat equipped with a petroleum-powered motor or boat equipped with a motor of more than 5 HP on Lougee Pond in Barnstead.

Lower Beech Pond - Tuftonboro
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 07/16/01.

Lucas Pond - Northwood
RSA 270:78 - No person shall operate on Lucas Pond in Northwood any boat propelled by electric, naphtha, gasoline, steam or other mechanical power, including boats propelled by outboard motors.

Lyford Pond - Canterbury
SAF-C 402.45 - No person shall operate a motorboat powered by gasoline, naphtha, or any other petroleum products on Lyford Pond in Canterbury. Electric motors are permitted.

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Marchs Pond - New Durham
RSA 270:101 - I. No person shall use or operate any powerboat equipped with any type of power motor in excess of 5 HP on Marchs Pond in New Durham. II. No person shall use or operate jet skis on Marchs Pond. III. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph I, the Easter Seals camp may operate a motorized boat in excess of 5 HP on Marchs Pond.

Mascoma, Lake - Hanover
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft shall not be operated on Saturdays or Sundays, effective 7/29/89.

Massabesic Lake - Manchester
Boat/Motor, aircraft restriction - contact Manchester for regulations. Public water supply.

Melendy Pond (aka Lakin Pond) - Brookline
SAF-C 402.46 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Melendy Pond.

Mendums Pond (aka Mendhams Pond) - Barrington
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/1/88.

Merrimack River - Hooksett
SAF-C 402.47 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed greater than headway speed upon the Merrimack River in the town of Hooksett, from the south of Hooksett Falls to 150 feet from the Main Street highway bridge.

Merrymeeting Lake - Elly Cove only - New Durham
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Merrymeeting River - New Durham
RSA 270:90 - No person shall use or operate a boat equipped with a petroleum-powered motor in excess of 6 HP at a speed in excess of 6 MPH on the Merrymeeting River between the State Fish Hatchery located at New Durham and the dam located in Alton.

Middle Pea Porridge Pond - Madison
RSA 270:98 - No person shall use or operate any powerboat equipped with an internal combustion engine on the open waters of Middle Pea Porridge Pond in Madison.

Middle Pond - Pittsburg
SAF-C 402.48 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Middle Pond in Pittsburg.

Millen Lake - Washington
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/19/91.
SAF-C 402.49 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Millen Lake in Washington. However, this restriction shall not apply between 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon daily and 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. daily.

Milville Lake - Salem
SAF-C 402.50 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Milville Lake in Salem.

Mirror Lake - Woodstock
RSA 270:84 - No person shall use or operate any motorboat or any boat equipped with an outboard motor on Mirror Lake in Woodstock.

Monomonac, Lake - Rindge (70%) Mass. (30%)
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89 on that portion of Lake Monomonac which is situated within the State of New Hampshire.

Moores Pond (aka Moores Lake) - Tamworth
SAF-C 402.51 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Moores Lake.

Moose Falls Flowage - Pittsburg
SAF-C 402.52 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Moose Falls Flowage in Pittsburg.

Moose Pond - Pittsburg
SAF-C 402.53 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Moose Pond in Pittsburg.

Mount William Pond - Weare
RSA 270: 91 - No person shall operate any boat or like watercraft powered by motor using petroleum or petroleum products on Mount William Pond in Weare.

Mountain Pond - New Hampton/Meredith/Sanbornton
Boat/Motor restriction - contact New Hampton for regulations. Public water supply.

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Naticook Lake - Merrimack
SAF-C 402.54 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Naticook Lake in Merrimack.

New Pond (Stump Pond) - Canterbury
SAF-C 402.55 - No person shall operate a motorboat on New Pond in Canterbury.

Newell Pond - Alstead
SAF-C 402.56 - No person shall operate a motorboat of more than 5 HP or at speed exceeding 6 MPH on Newell Pond in Alstead.

Newfound Lake - Bristol, et al.
RSA 270:74-a, Skicraft banned on Sanborn's Bay, Hebron Bay, the area from Roger's Point to Paradise Point between Hebron Bay and Sanborn's Bay, Follansbee Cove, Hornet Cove and Pikes Bay. Skicraft may proceed, at headway speed only, through the above-mentioned areas to non-restricted areas.
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft shall be restricted to direct travel to and from shore to the main portion of the lake.
RSA 270:74-a - No person shall operate a ski craft in the Southeast Cove other than to proceed directly to or from the main portion of the Lake.
SAF-C 402.57 - a) No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 6 MPH on that portion of Newfound Lake consisting of the so-called channel running in a general northeast to southwest direction between Cliff Island and Belle Island on the northwest and mainland on the southeast.
b) No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 6 MPH on that portion of Newfound Lake known as the channel between Mayhew Island and the mainland at Pikes Point.
c) That portion of Newfound Lake, in Hebron Bay, beginning at the sandbar entering the marsh area and including the marsh area shall be a no wake area.
d) That portion of Newfound Lake in the towns of Bristol and Bridgewater known as Pop's Cove shall be a no wake zone.

Norway Pond - Hancock
SAF-C 402.58 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Norway Pond in Hancock.

Nubanusit Lake - Nelson/Hancock
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/01/88.

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Onway Lake - Raymond
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft prohibited 09/09/00.

Orange Pond - Orange
Saf-C 402.581 - No person shall operate any boat equipped with a petroleum-powered motor on Orange Pond in Orange.

Ossipee Lake - Ossipee
RSA 270:74-a - 1. No person shall operate a Skicraft at greater than headway speed within 1500 feet from shore in the area from Pauli Point on the east side of Ossipee Lake along Long Sands to Hodgdon Shore on the southwest shore of Ossipee Lake.
2. Channels and other areas within Lake Ossipee that lie within three hundred feet from shore are headway speed zones for all Skicraft.
SAF-C 402.582 - That part of Ossipee Lake in the town of Freedom in the area between Camp Huckins and Loon Island shall be a "no wake" area.
SAF-C 407.04 - (a) The following rafting restriction shall apply to that area on Lake Ossipee known as Cassie and Turtle Coves and the adjacent sandbar, including the channel to and from Broad Bay and the main lake: (1) Rafts shall be limited to 10 boats (2) Rafting shall be limited from sunrise to sunset (3) Rafts shall be at least 50 feet from the main navigational channel (4) Rafts shall not be anchored or secured to the shoreline in any way.

Otter Lake - Greenfield
RSA 270:79 - No person shall use or operate any motorboat or other boat equipped with an outboard motor at greater than trolling speed, except in case of emergency or by special approval by the selectmen, on the waters of Otter Lake in Greenfield.

Otter Pond - Georges Mills
SAF-C 402.59 - That part of Otter Pond in Georges Mills, in the outlet, from the buoy on the point of the island west to the outlet culvert, shall be a no wake area.

Otter Pond - Sunapee/New London
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

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Pawtuckaway Lake - Raymond
SAF-C 402.60 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 6 MPH on that portion of Pawtuckaway Lake known as the Bay of Fundy.

Pemigewasset Lake - Meredith/New Hampton
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Pemigewasset River - Bristol/Plymouth/Holderness
SAF-C 402.61 - (a) No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on the Pemigewasset River between Ayers Island Dam in Bristol and the bridge across the river from Plymouth to Holderness.
(b) No person shall operate a seaplane on the Pemigewasset River from the Route 104 bridge north to Sawhegenet Falls in New Hampton.

Pequawket Pond - Conway
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/90.
SAF-C 402.62 - Motorboats shall be limited to 10 HP or less on Pequawket Pond in Conway.

Pine River Pond - Wakefield
RSA 270:102 - No person shall use or operate Skicraft on Pine River Pond in Wakefield.

Piscataquog River - Goffstown/Manchester
RSA 270:121 - No person shall use or operate any powerboat in excess of 40 MPH one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset or in excess of headway speed from dusk to dawn on the Piscataquog River in Goffstown and Manchester.

Pleasant Lake - New London
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Pleasant Pond - Francestown
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 06/2/00.

Poole Pond - Rindge
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/90.

Potanipo, Lake - Brookline
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/90.

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Rand Pond - Goshen
SAF-C 402.63 - Motorboats shall be limited to 10 HP or less on Rand Pond in Goshen.

Rice Reservoir - Claremont
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Claremont for regulations. Public water supply.

Roaring Brook - Nelson/Roxbury
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Keene for regulations. Public water supply.

Robinson Pond - Hudson
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/01/89.

Rochester Reservoir -Rochester/Barrington
Boat/Motor restriction, Seaplane - contact Rochester for regulations. Public water supply.

Rock Pond - Windham
SAF-C 402.64 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Rock Pond in Windham.

Rockbound Pond - Croydon
SAF-C 402.65 - (a) No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Rockbound Pond in the town of Croydon. However, between 4:00 p.m. and sunset daily, this restriction shall be a speed limit of 25 MPH;
(b) All water skiing, if conducted between 4:00 p.m. and sunset daily, shall be in a counter-clockwise direction at all times on Rockbound Pond. The public beach shall represent the 12:00 hour for determining the counter-clockwise direction.

Rockwood Pond - Fitzwilliam
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Rocky Pond - Stark
RSA 270:29 - No motors. See White Mountain National Forest.

Rollins Pond - Gilmanton
RSA 270:87 - No person shall operate any boat equipped with a petroleum-powered motor on Rollins Pond in Gilmanton.

Round Pond - Rochester/Barrington
Boat/Motor, Seaplane restriction - contact Rochester for regulations. Public water supply.

Rust Pond - Wolfeboro
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

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Saltmarsh Pond - Gilford
SAF-C 402.66 - (a) Saltmarsh Pond in Gilford shall be a no wake area. (b) No person shall operate a boat equipped with any motor on Saltmarsh Pond, except an electric motor with a manufacturer's rating of 55 pounds of thrust or less.

Sand Pond - Marlow/Lempster
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Sandy Pond - Richmond
SAF-C 402.67 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 6 MPH on Sandy Pond.

School Pond - Danbury
RSA 270:100 - No person shall use or operate any powerboat equipped with an internal combustion engine on the open waters of School Pond in Danbury. Use of electric motors is authorized.

Scobie Pond - Londonderry
SAF-C 402.68 - Motorboats shall not be operated at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Scobie Pond.

Scott Pond (West) - Fitzwilliam
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/1/96.

Scotts Bog Pond - Pittsburg
SAF-C 402.69 - No person shall operate a motorboat on Scotts Bog in Pittsburg.

Shawtown Pond - Freedom
SAF-C 402.70 - No petroleum-powered boat shall be operated on Shawtown Pond in Freedom.

Silver Lake - Harrisville/Nelson
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/01/88.
SAF-C 402.71 - On Saturdays and Sundays no person shall operate a motorboat at greater than headway speed on Silver Lake in Harrisville and Nelson. However, this restriction shall not apply between 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m.

Silver Lake - Hollis
SAF-C 402.72 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Silver Lake in Hollis. However, this restriction shall not apply between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, inclusive.

Silver Lake - Madison
RSA 270-77 - No person shall at any time, place in or upon, or use, or operate upon, Silver Lake in Madison, any houseboat.
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft prohibited 09/05/00.

Silver Lake - Tilton
RSA 270:132 - The Division of State Police shall institute a no-wake order encompassing all of Silver Lake whenever the department of Environmental Services gauging station on Silver Lake measures 467.0 feet or more above sea level. The order shall remain in effect until the measure falls below 467.0 feet.

Skatutakee Pond - Harrisville
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/01/88.

Sky Pond - Ashland
Boat/Seaplane restriction - contact Ashland for regulation. Public water supply.

Smith Meetinghouse Pond - Gilmanton
RSA 270:87 - No person shall operate any boat equipped with a petroleum-powered motor on Smith Meetinghouse Pond in Gilmanton.

Spectacle Pond - Enfield/Grafton
RSA 270:105 - No person shall use or operate any powerboat equipped with any type of power motor in excess of 10 HP on Spectacle Pond in Enfield and Grafton.

Spectacle Pond - Groton/Hebron
RSA 270:96-I. No person shall use or operate any powerboat equipped with any petroleum powered motor upon the waters of Spectacle Pond in the towns of Groton and Hebron; provided, however, that on July 1, 1986, the contiguous property owners of the Pond who own and operate petroleum-powered motors not in excess of 7.5 HP on said pond may continue to do so upon application and demonstration of hardship to the Department of Safety as provided in para.II. II. The Department of Safety may, upon application, issue hardship permits to persons physically handicapped as defined in
RSA 275-CI,II, and to landowners whose property abuts Spectacle Pond and is not served by an access road.
III. The operator of the exempted boat shall present such a permit to anyone who requests to inspect it.
IV. The Department of Safety shall enforce a ban of petroleum powered motor craft on Spectacle Pond in the towns of Groton and Hebron.
SAF-C 402.73 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Spectacle Pond in Groton and Hebron.

Spofford Lake - Chesterfield
RSA 270:116 - No person shall use or operate any power boat, motorboat, or boat equipped with any type of power motor at a speed exceeding 40 MPH during daylight hours and 20 MPH during night hours on Spofford Lake in Chesterfield. As used in this section, "daylight hours" means the hours between one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset and "night hours" means the hours one-half hour after sunset and one half hour before sunrise.

Spoonwood Pond - Nelson/Hancock
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/01/88.
RSA 270:127 - No person shall operate any boat equipped with any motor, except an electric motor with 50 pounds or less of thrust and a power source of 24 volts or less, on Spoonwood Pond.

Squam Lake - Holderness/Ashland
RSA 270:74, IV - Skicraft banned 10/01/88.
RSA 270:77 - No person shall, at any time, place in, on, use or operate any houseboat, on Squam Lake.
RSA 270:108 - No person shall water ski within Rattlesnake Cove or Inner and Outer Squaw Coves on Squam Lake.
SAF-C 402.74 a) No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 6 MPH on the Squam River in Holderness between the southerly end of the boathouse in Little Squam Lake near the Holderness bridge and the light buoy at the lower or westerly end Squam Lake.
b) No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 6 MPH in the Squam River in Ashland.
c) No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Bean Cove and Nichols Cove on Squam Lake.
d) No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 40 MPH during daylight hours and 20 MPH during the night on Squam Lake.
e) An area extending from the Sandwich Town Beach 300 feet to the southern tip of Camp Hale on Squam Lake shall be a no wake area.
f) On Squam Lake, the channel between Bowman Island and Moon Island shall be a no wake area.
g) From June 15 to Sept. 15, on Sunday between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. that portion of Squam Lake in the channel between Chocorua Island, also known as Church Island at light 5 and Merrill Island at light 6 shall be a no wake area.
h) That portion of Squam Lake known as Rattlesnake Cove in the town of Sandwich shall be a "no wake" area.
i) That portion of Squam Lake known as Squaw Cove in the town of Sandwich shall be a "no wake" area.

Stinson Lake - Rumney
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Stocker Pond - Grantham
RSA 270:74-a Skicraft banned 12/31/90.

Stonehouse Pond - Barrington
SAF-C 402.76 - No person shall operate any boat powered by gasoline, naphtha or any other petroleum products on Stonehouse Pond in Barrington.

Stratford Bog Pond - Stratford
SAF-C 402.75 - No person shall operate any boat powered by gasoline, naphtha or any other petroleum products on Stratford Bog Pond in Stratford.

Sunapee, Lake - New London
RSA 270:74-a - All Skicraft operation, including operation at headway speed, within one fourth mile of the public water intake pipe located in Sunapee Harbor banned effective 5/21/90.
SAF-C 402.77 - a) Sunapee Harbor, westerly from a line running northerly from the dock at Indian Cave Lodge, so called, shall be a "no wake" area.
b) No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 6 MPH in Burkehaven northwesterly of a line running northeasterly from the boathouse on Emerald Island through the barrel light to the shore of Liberty Island.
c) No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on that section of Sunapee Lake at Georges Mills Bay northwesterly from a line running southerly from the camp of John F. Seekamp on the northeasterly shore to the camp of Ernest Huber on the southwesterly shore.
d) No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 6 MPH in Gardiner Bay west of a line between Weather's dock on the south and Chamberlin's boat house on the north.
e) That portion of Sunapee Lake, beginning at light 12 and running northwesterly into and including George's Mills Harbor shall be a "no wake" area.
f) That portion of Lake Sunapee in the town of Newbury, from the eastern end at tax map #20, lot #122-475 to the western end at tax map #20, lot #323-437 measuring approximately 500 feet from shoreline to shoreline and 700 feet from the beginning of the proposed line to the southern most shoreline at the town of Newbury public dock shall be a "no wake" zone.
SAF-C 407.03b - Rafting as defined in RSA 270:42, V, shall be prohibited in the following areas of Lake Sunapee unless covered by one of the exceptions specified in RSA 270:45:
(1) Along the eastern shore beginning at Owl's Nest Point, running northeast to a point off Soo Nipi Road, a distance of approximately 2,800 feet.
(2) Along the front of the John Hay National Wildlife Refuge in Newbury.
(3) Rafting shall be prohibited in the vicinity of 2000 feet north northeast of Twin Islands, adjacent to the red top spar buoy in Georges Mills.
Boat/motor, Seaplane restriction - contact Sunapee for regulations. Public water supply.

Suncook Lakes - Barnstead
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 11/01/89.

Sunrise Lake - Middleton
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/04/92.

Sunset Lake (aka Gould Pond) - Greenfield
SAF-C 402.78 - (a) No person shall operate a motorboat on Sunset Lake in Greenfield at a speed exceeding 10 MPH. However, this restriction shall not apply between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever occurs first, on Monday through Saturday, both inclusive, and further provided during the restricted hours, motorboats shall not be operated at a speed exceeding 30 MPH.
(b) All waterskiing on Sunset Lake shall be in a counter-clockwise direction during the unlimited hours.

Sunset Lake - Hampstead
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.
SAF-C 402.79 All persons operating motorboats on that portion of Sunset Lake in the town of Hampstead, in excess of headway speed shall travel in a counterclockwise direction around Sunset Lake, while keeping a minimum distance of 150 feet from other boats, swimmers, rafts, docks and shore. This provision shall exclude powerboats being used for emergency situations where a direct line of travel is required and appropriate.

Swains Lake - Barrington
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/1/90.

Swanzey Lake - Swanzey
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/1/88.

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Tarnic Pond (aka Otternic Lake) - Hudson
SAF-C 402.80 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Tarnic Pond (Otternick Lake) in Hudson.

Tewksbury Pond - Grafton
RSA 270:124 - No person shall use or operate any boat equipped with any type of petroleum powered motor on Tewksbury Pond in Grafton.

Tioga River, Unnamed Tributary - Tilton/Northfield
Seaplane restriction - contact Tilton/Northfield for regulation. Public water supply.

Thorndike Pond - Dublin/Jaffrey
RSA 270:74 - Skicraft banned 10/01/88.

Tobey Reservoir -Greenville
Boat/Motor, Seaplane restriction - contact Greenville for regulations. Public water supply.

Todd, Lake - Newbury/Bradford
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/23/92.
SAF-C 402.81 That portion of Lake Todd in the Town of Bradford that runs from the Rte 103 bridge to the Dam on Main Street shall be a "no wake" zone.

Tolman Pond - Nelson
RSA 270:76 - No person shall use or operate any motorboat or other boat equipped with an outboard motor on Tolman Pond in Nelson.

Turee Pond - Bow
RSA 270:126 - No person shall use or operate any powerboat equipped with any type of power motor in excess of 10 HP on Turee Pond in Bow.
SAF-C 402.82 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Turee Pond.

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Upper Ammonoosuc River Godfrey Dam - Berlin
Seaplane restriction - contact Berlin for regulations. Public water supply.

Upper Beech Pond - Wolfeboro
Boat/motor restriction - contact Wolfeboro for regulations. Public water supply.

Upper Hall's Pond - Sandwich
SAF-C 402.83 - No person shall operate a motor boat on Upper Hall's Pond in Sandwich.

Upper Kimball Pond (aka Webb Pond) - Chatham
RSA 270:110 - No person shall use or operate any powerboat equipped with any type of power motor in excess of 10 HP on Upper Kimball Pond in Chatham.
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Upper Shield Pond (Rainbow Lake) - Derry
SAF-C 402.84 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 6 MPH on Upper Shield Pond in Derry.

 

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Wakondah Pond - Moultonborough
RSA 270:99 - No person shall use or operate any powerboat equipped with an internal combustion engine on the open waters of Wakondah Pond in Moultonborough. Electric motors are authorized.

Walker Pond - Boscawen and Webster
SAF-C 402.85 - Motorboats shall be limited to 6 HP or less on Walker Pond.

Warren, Lake - Alstead
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/29/98.

Washington Lake (Island Pond) - Washington
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Waukeena Lake - Danbury
RSA 270:111 - No person shall use or operate any boat equipped with a petroleum powered motor on Waukeena Lake in Danbury.

Waukewan, Lake - Meredith
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.
Boat restriction area of water intake - contact Meredith for regulations.  Public water supply.

Wentworth, Lake - Wolfeboro
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/90.

Wheelwright Pond - Lee
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/98.

White Mountain National Forest
RSA 270:29 - It shall be unlawful to operate a boat or canoe propelled by mechanical power on any stream or body of water within the boundaries of that part of the White Mountain National Forest that is situated within the State of New Hampshire. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the following bodies of water:

Stinson Lake - Rumney
North & South Percy Ponds - Stark
Kimball Pond - Chatham
Long Pond - Benton

Nor to persons engaged in emergency rescue operations or public service.

White Oak Pond - Holderness
RSA 270:94 - No person shall use or operate any motorboat or any boat equipped with an outboard motor in excess of 7.5 HP on White Oak Pond in Holderness.
Saf-C 402.86 - Seaplanes and helicopters on floats shall be prohibited from operating on White Oak Pond in the town of Holderness, except for the purpose of landing and taking off, pursuant to RSA 270:13a.

White Pond - Ossipee
RSA 270:109 - No person shall operate any powerboat at a speed exceeding 6 MPH on White Pond.

White's Pond - Wilmot
SAF-C 402.87 - No person shall operate a motorboat on White's Pond in Wilmot.

Whitewater Brook - Cornish/Claremont
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Claremont for regulations. Public water supply.

Whittemore, Lake - Bennington
RSA 270:76 - No person shall use or operate any motorboat or boat equipped with an outboard motor on Lake Whittemore in Bennington.

Whittle Brook - Goffstown
Seaplane restriction - contact Goffstown for regulations. Public water supply.

Wicwas, Lake - Meredith
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 11/01/89.

Wild Goose Pond - Pittsfield
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.

Willand Pond - Somersworth/Dover
RSA 270:112 - No person shall operate any vehicle or boat equipped with an internal combustion engine on the ice or open waters of Willand Pond in Somersworth and Dover.

Willard Pond - Antrim
RSA 270:82 - No person shall use or operate any boat equipped with a petroleum powered motor on Willard Pond in Antrim.

Wilson Lake - Salem
RSA 270:119 - The use of petroleum powered boats is prohibited on Wilson Lake in Salem.

Winnipesaukee, Lake - Lakes Region
RSA 270-D, X - Speed limit of 45 mph during daylight hours and 25 mph during the period from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise.  (See Revised Statutes Annotated, RSA 270-D - General Rules for Vessels Operating on Water, subsection X, for complete statute)
RSA 270:74-a - Blackeys Cove, Salmon Meadow Cove, Green's Basin. Skicraft banned 12/01/89.
RSA 270:74-a - Cedar Cove. Skicraft banned 10/31/96.
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned in the cove west of Bear Island defined by an imaginary line running south from Jerry Point on Bear Island to the western most point of Rock Island to the western most point of Shepard Island to the southwest tip of Bear Island. Effective date 10/23/98.
RSA 270:74-a - Pickerel Cove - speed limit for skicraft - 08/23/02.
SAF-C 402.88 (a)- (av) - Numerous "NO WAKE" zones which can be identified on a Navigational Chart of Lake Winnipesaukee.
SAF-C 404.10 - Back Bay Channel, Wolfeboro, all vessels leaving Back Bay Channel shall have the right of way from all vessels, except for canoes, rowboats and sailboats, pursuant to RSA 270-D:2, IX, entering the channel.
SAF-C404.11 - Weirs Beach Restriction - There may be temporary restrictions on anchoring, mooring and/or rafting in the Weirs Beach area should the Commissioner of Safety determine that such restriction shall be implemented. If such a restriction is implemented, the Commissioner shall issue public notice through a press release to print, radio and television media at least three days prior to the effective date which will include effective date and time of restriction, ending date and time of restriction, reason for restriction and description of area to be restricted.
SAF-C 407.03 - Rafting as defined in RSA 2760:42 V shall be prohibited in the following areas of Lake Winnipesaukee unless covered by one of the exceptions specified inRSA 270:45: (1) The Kona Mansion, so called, in Moultonborough, east of an imaginary line running north and south from the red top marker buoy located on the western tip of Avery's Point on the south to the Kona Farm gas docks on the north.
(2) Small's Cove in Alton, southwest of an imaginary line running southeast northwest from the light 75 on the northwestern end to the northernmost point of land marking the entrance to the first cove, south of Small's Cove on the south.
(3) Wentworth Cove, southwest of Governor's Island Bridge west of an imaginary north-south line, running from light 43 on the north to the black top buoy located off Wentworth Cove Estates on the south.
(4) Braun Bay - There shall be no rafting within 300 feet of both fish and game property lines as delineated by Marine Patrol with orange mooring balls.
Boat Restriction - area of Paugus Bay - contact Laconia for regulations.  Public Water Supply
(5) Braun Bay at a distance less than 75 feet from shore lines as delineated by Marine Patrol with orange mooring balls.
(6) Cedar Cove, specifically identified as the area opposite Plum Island which borders Alton tax map 18, lot No. 12 through 20 and 55.
(7) Winter Harbor from the southern boundary of the Tuftonboro tax map 63, lot No. 14 to the southern boundary of tax map 51, lot No. 20.
(8) The entire area known as Green's Basin, in the town of Moultonborough.
(9) Orchard Cove, on the east side of Cow Island, in the town of Tuftonboro.
(10) The entire area known as Buzzell Cove, in the town of Moultonborough.
(11) Brickyard Cove, encompassing a described area that would run south of an imaginary line running about 2,300 feet from the northern tip of lay Point to the southern tip of Barndoor Island.
(12) The entire area known as Black Cove, in the town of Meredith, encompassing an area in Meredith tax map S-7, east from the northern most point of Lot 5-1 to the southeastern most point of Lot 1.
(13) The entire area known as East Cove, in the town of Moultonborough.
(14) The entire area known as Advent Cove, in the town of Meredith.
(15) PENDING FOR 2009 - Roberts Cove in the town of AltonBoat Restriction - area of Paugus Bay - contact Laconia for regulations. Public Water Supply.
(15) Roberts Cove, in the town of Alton, encompassing a described area as between the body of water in Roberts Cove, east of a line running north to south from the westerly boundary of lot 41 on tax map 48 to the westerly boundary of lot 1 on tax map 48.

Winnipocket, Lake - Webster
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 10/01/89.
SAF-C 402.89 - No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on that section of Lake Winnipocket in Webster north of a line running between Austin's Point on the west to the cottage presently owned by Clinton Frothingham on the east. However, this restriction shall not apply between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.

Winnisquam, Lake - Lakes Region
SAF-C 402.90 (a) No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 6 MPH from the flashing light beacon on the westerly end of Mohawk Island to a point 400 feet northerly thereof.
(b) No person shall operate a vessel at a speed exceeding 6 MPH in the Winnisquam River so called, in the city of Laconia east of the light at Dixon Point.
(c) The area from Mosquito Bridge south to the flashing light beacon on the westerly end of Mohawk Island in Lake Winnisquam is a NO WATERSKIING area.
(d) The area on Lake Winnisquam that measures 700 feet north of Mosquito bridge to 150 feet south of Mohawk island shall be a no wake area.

Winona, Lake - Center Harbor/New Hampton
RSA 270:74-a - Skicraft banned 12/31/89.

Woodward Pond - Nelson/Roxbury
Boat/Motor restriction - contact Keene for regulations. Public water supply.

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Zephyr Lake - Greenfield
SAF-C 402.91 - No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed exceeding 10 MPH on Zephyr Lake in Greenfield

 
For any inquiries regarding this list, please call the Marine Patrol Unit at (603) 293-2037.
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Annex
White Mountain National Forest - Below is a list of bodies of water within the White Mountain National Forest that are less than 10 acres in size. Those bodies greater than ten acres in size are listed by name in the Restrictions List. These small lakes and ponds prohibit the operation of boats or canoes propelled by mechanical power.
Atwood Pond - Sandwich
Ammonoosuc Lake - Carroll
Basin Brook Pond (Basin Pond) - Chatham
Beaver Pond - Woodstock
Berlin Reservoir/Godfrey Dam - Berlin
Big Church Pond - Livermore
Black Pond - Lincoln
Black Mountain Pond - Sandwich
Bog Pond - Campton
Bog Pond - Livermore
Bowen Brook Ponds - Landaff
Campton Pond - Campton
Carrigan Pond - Lincoln
Carter's Ponds - Bean's Purchase
Cone Pond - Thornton
Eagle Lakes - Franconia
East Pond - Livermore
Elbow Pond - Woodstock
Ellsworth Pond - Ellsworth
Ethan Pond - Bethlehem
Falls Pond - Albany
Flat Mountain Pond - Waterville
Foxglove Pond - Warren
Garfield Pond - Franconia
Gordon Pond - Lincoln
Guinea Pond - Sandwich
Heath Pond - Ellsworth
Hermit Lake - Sargent's Purchase
Kiah Pond - Sandwich
Kinsman Pond - Lincoln
Lake of the Clouds - Sargent's Purchase
Lily Pond - Livermore
Little Church Pond - Livermore
Little East Pond - Livermore
Little Hall Pond - Sandwich
Little Loon Pond - Lincoln
Little Sawyer Pond - Livermore
Littleton Reservoir - Bethlehem
Loon Pons - Lincoln
Lost Pond - Pinkham's Grant
Lower 3 Ponds - Ellsworth
Lower Greeley Pond - Livermore
Lower Hall Pond - Sandwich
Middle 3 Ponds - Warren
Mountain Pond - Chatham
Mud Pond - Benton
Mud Pond - Easton
Mud Pond - Lincoln
Mud Pond - Thornton
Nancy Pond - Livermore
Norcross Pond - Lincoln
No Ketchum Pond - Bean's Purchase
Olivarian Pond - Benton
Peaked Hill Pond - Thornton
Pond of Safety - Randolph
Province Pond - Chatham
Red Eagle Pond - Albany
Russell Pond - Woodstock
Saco Lake - Carroll
Sawyer Pond - Livermore
Shoal Pond - Lincoln
Shingle Pond - Chatham
Slide Brook Reservoir - Benton
Upper Greeley Pond - Livermore
Upper 3 Ponds - Warren
Unknown Pond - Kilkenny
Wachipouka Pond/Meader Pond - Warren
Weeks Crossing Pond - Warren
York Pond - Berlin
Zealand Pond - Bethlehem
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