The speed limit on Lake Winnipesaukee is 45 miles per hour during day light.

 

 

New Hampshire’s Spar Buoys

Vessels operating on New Hampshire waters must observe these rules when encountering spar buoys.

All Black

This buoy marks one side of a well-defined channel. Go between it and its companion “all red” spar buoy.

All Red

This buoy marks one side of a well-defined channel. Go between it and its companion “all black” spar buoy.

White with Red Top

If heading east or west, go south of this buoy. If heading north or south, go west of this buoy.

White with Black Top

If heading east or west, go north of this buoy. If heading north or south, go east of this buoy.

Illustration of New Hampshire spar buoysAn all red, all black, white with red top, and white with black top spar buoys.
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Beaches

Lake Winnipesaukee has many public and town resident beaches. This is Weirs Beach in Laconia

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Boat Launches

There are some public and privately owned boat launches around Lake Winnipesaukee. This is the launch at Silver Sands Motel in Gilford

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Boater Information

Speed limits on Lake Winnipesaukee were signed into law in June 2010 established speed limits of 30mph at night and 45mph during the day.

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Marinas

There are many marinas around the lake to serve boater needs. This is Shep Brown's Marina in Meredith.