Connecticut Lakes

First Connecticut Lake

Rt 3 Pittsburg NH 03592

Spanning over 2800 acres with depths over 160′ is NH’s 5th largest lake, First Connecticut Lake. Home to lake trout and landlocked salmon, this beautiful lake draws anglers every year after ice-out in hopes of catching a trophy fish. Its mostly undeveloped shoreline combined with rugged mountain vistas makes First Connecticut Lake a favorite destination for fishing, water skiing, tubing, or just a glorious pleasure cruise.

There are three public boat launches on First Lake. One by the dam; a good bet for larger boats, another across from the Cabins at Lopstick and a third at the end of Camp Otter Rd.

The dam at First Lake is a ‘tailwater’ dam meaning its discharged water comes from a depth in the lake keeping river water cool all summer and providing excellent trout habitat.

Fishing season opens on the lake April 1 and extends to September 30th. Ice fishing season is January 1 until March 31st.

Boats on First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg NHDaily limits: Lake trout, 2 fish over 18″. The daily bag limit for lake trout and salmon is 2 fish (2 lake trout, two salmon, or 1 of each) Salmon, 2 fish over 15″ Trout, open water, 5 fish or five pounds whichever is reached first. Through the ice, 2 fish. No length limit.

There is a well-kept beach and picnic area near the dam. A truly great spot on a summer’s day!

The adjoining Lodge offers 7 fully furnished, clean, efficiency units and two suites featuring full kitchens and full bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. We also welcome your pet in our Pet-Friendly room accommodations.

Buck Rub Pub is a family-friendly haven that features good food, honest value, and friendly small town service. Our fresh cold beer on tap and in bottles is offered in many popular brands as well as a full selection of liquor from our bar. From oven-fresh pizza to Maine fresh seafood dinners our restaurant offers a complete dinner and pub menu. What?

Our northern New England location is the perfect destination for year-round outdoor activities. Snowmobilers, snowshoers, fisherman, hunters and ATVers have long considered The Buck Rub their base-camp when visiting the Great North Woods.


Snow and lots of it!


Fisherman, birders and wildlife viewing


Snow and lots of it!


Fisherman, birders and wildlife viewing

The Buck Rub

2253 Main Street
Pittsburg, New Hampshire 03592

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