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Kayaking on Pawtuckaway Lake - in Nottingham NH

Rating: Two-and-a-Half Stars - This is a large lake that can take a whole day to kayak if you explore most of it. The southern section just off the state park canoe launch is dotted with tiny rocky islands and really picturesque. The eastern shore is developed but the western is not. The beach area was busy on this very hot June day.

  Put in at State Park Road
  in Nottingham NH.
Paddle to around lake, to
  Fundy Cove and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 6+ miles
  State Park
State Park
  boat ramp
  Alternate put in off Deerfield
  Road in Nottingham NH.
Very pretty small and
  rocky islands.
State park entrance
  fee applies!

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to determine the legality, suitability and safety of this route for yourself.

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Other resources:
NH State Parks: Pawtuckaway State Park
NH State Parks: Pawtuckaway State Park Trails Map
NH State Parks: Pawtuckaway State Park Trails Map (cached copy)
Pawtuckey Lake Improvement Association: Early Kayak Adventures on Lake Pawtuckaway
Wikipedia: Pawttuckaway Lake

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At Pawtackaway State Park in Nottingham NH.
Trip date is June 2012.

At Pawtackaway State Park canoe launch.

Sign says:"No Wake"

Boat ramp for campers.

The eastern shore of Pawtuckaway Lake is developed.

Submerged rocks.

On to Fundy Cove.

We paddle a bit north of the Fundy Cove and found this bit of beach where we can take a break.

Back to the water. Paddling out of Fundy Cove and into the main body of Pawtuckaway Lake.

Kids jumping off the rock.

The beach at Pawtuckaway Lake State Park.

Pawtuckaway Lake beach.