ON A GORGEOUS SUMMER DAY A GREAT PLACE TO BE IS ON THE WATER.
Have fun, be safe and be kind to the lake and its wildlife!
INSPECT YOUR BOAT BEFORE YOU LAUNCH
Keep our lake invasive-species free! Check your power boat and trailer, kayak/canoe/rowboat, and sports gear for aquatic invasive species before launching. Lake Hosts may help you out at the public boat launch. See more on NH's Clean/Drain/Dry practices at NHLakes.
BOATING IN THE NARROWS - 150' RULE & NO WAKE ZONE
Power boats must follow the 150' rule on the lake and be alert, especially in the Narrows, for underwater rocks, large boulders, logs, and other submerged obstructions. Most are unmarked, and boaters unfamiliar with the lake are especially at risk of collision. The Narrows is a No Wake Zone!
PERSONAL WATERCRAFT - NOT PERMITTED ON LAKE ARMINGTON BY NH STATE LAW
Motorized personal watercraft are not allowed on Lake Armington by NH State Law, and citations will be issued. A notice to this effect is posted at the public boat launch.
BOATING SAFETY BASICS
Boating Safety basic rules are posted at public launches and online.
Power boats must travel at No Wake/Headway speed (6 mph) within 150 feet of:
3. Permitted swimming areas
4. Rafts, floats
6. Mooring fields
7. Sailboats, kayaks, canoes, rowboats, etc.
8. Other vessels
Everyone driving a power boat must have a NH Boating Education Certificate.
LINKS FOR BOATERS
NH Dept of Fish & Game - Boater safety
Marine Patrol - NH Boater Education certificate
LOONS ON LAKE ARMINGTON - KEEPING LOONS SAFE
A pair of LOONS is on Lake Armington again this year, and we want to keep them safe during their summer stay when they nest and hopefully raise chick(s).
Many boaters, swimmers, and camera folks have been naturally curious to see the loons, but often get too close for the loon family's comfort. Loons need their space for the chick to grow to maturity and be ready for fall migration.
Loons get stressed when we get too close and show their stress by sounding their "tremolo" alarm call (like "crazy laughter") and rearing up flapping/splashing with their wings (they're saying "go away").
WHAT WE CAN DO TO KEEP THE LOONS SAFE
1. Get no closer than 150 feet to the loons. They may move closer to you, but you should not approach or follow them.
2. Be alert to loon "body language," alarm calls and other signs of distress.
3. Use binoculars or you camera's zoom to view loons up close.
4. Tell your renters, summer guests and family members about
5. Look for Loon Facts from the Loon Preservation Committee in Moultonborough, NH