Sunset Lake (Lakes Region, New Hampshire)

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Sunset Lake
Places Pond
Location Belknap County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°28′20″N 71°18′16″W / 43.47222°N 71.30444°W / 43.47222; -71.30444Coordinates: 43°28′20″N 71°18′16″W / 43.47222°N 71.30444°W / 43.47222; -71.30444
Primary outflows tributary of Suncook River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.3 mi (2.1 km)
Max. width 0.5 mi (0.80 km)
Surface area 253 acres (1.02 km2)
Average depth 18 ft (5.5 m)
Max. depth 78 ft (24 m)
Surface elevation 806 ft (246 m)
Islands 3
Settlements Gilmanton; Alton

Sunset Lake is a 253-acre (1.02 km2)[1] water body located in Belknap County in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Gilmanton and Alton. Water from Sunset Lake flows south to Crystal Lake, the head of the Suncook River, which flows to the Merrimack River and ultimately the Gulf of Maine.

The lake is classified as a warmwater fishery, with observed species including smallmouth and largemouth bass, rainbow smelt, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, sunfish, and yellow perch.[2]

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  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT database Archived 2013-08-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Sunset Lake (Places Pond), Alton, Gilmanton" (PDF). NH Fish & Game. Retrieved September 5, 2014.