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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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  • I live on the lake and can tell you it is absolutely beautiful! A must see for the family or anyone. There is camping, boating, fireworks on occasion where everyone goes out on their boat to watch...  more »
  • We began visiting Lake Umbagog when they opened the remote Cabins three years ago. The first summer was spent at Ben's cabin (see review already posted), and the last two summers have been spent at.....  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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