The New Hampshire landscape features nearly 1,000 lakes and ponds. In, on, and around these waters is where many of our most cherished memories are created with family and friends. At NH LAKES, we turn your love of New Hampshire lakes into the practices that protect them. And we provide easy access to reliable, timely, and well-researched information to help you make important decisions to ensure that your favorite lake is healthy, clean, and safe for years to come.
Every summer, our impact expands exponentially as we place 280+ seasonal employees and 500 volunteers to serve as Lake Hosts at 100 of the most highly-used boat ramps throughout the state. Lake Hosts teach boaters the simple actions they can take to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species which can ruin the health and enjoyment of our lakes. In addition to the Lake Host Program, the presence and vigilance of NH LAKES at the State House in Concord has resulted in programs and laws that will protect the future quality of New Hampshire lakes for the benefit of people and wildlife for years to come.