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Umbagog Lake, Errol

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Umbagog Lake is a wilderness lake located in Coös County, New Hampshire, and Oxford County, Maine. It is one of the most pristine lakes in the state of New Hampshire. It lies in the towns of Errol, New Hampshire, and Upton, Maine, as well as the townships of Cambridge, New Hampshire, and Magalloway Plantation, Maine. The name Umbagog is properly pronounced with the stress on the second syllable (um-BAY-gog) and is said to come from the Abenaki word for "shallow water".The lake is part of the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and Umbagog Lake State Park. Along its southernmost shore, there is a public campground and a public boat launch ramp which may be accessed from New Hampshire Route 26. There are 33 wilderness campsites, accessible only by boat, which are located around the lake. An interesting feature along its northwest shore is an expansive natural floating island composed of generations of decomposing marshland vegetation. The area is abundant with wildlife, including coyote, wild turkey, bald eagle, osprey, bobcat, moose, rabbit, bear, and many other native species.
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  • We camped in Umbagog lake state park(site 010 and 003), the lake view is fascinating, and staff there are super friendly and helpful, we rent canoe and it was so relaxing and funny to explore the...  more »
  • We stopped in the the USFWS refuge area. A nice spot. Great wildlife viewing area. Wish we had planned ahead to go out on the lake. Took a nice leisurely walk on a trail 👣. Worth the stop!  more »
  • Huge lake is this. Visitors are very much attracted to this spot for boating, breathtaking views of this lake and the surrounding areas. Love to see this lake with clean water flowing. Nice arrangements are available for the visitors amusement. Ideal venue for the weekend family picnics.

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