The Little Lake Sunapee Protective Association was created to protect the water quality, beauty, and health of Little Lake Sunapee and its watershed for the recreation and enjoyment of current and future generations.

It is our goal that now, and in the future, Little Lake Sunapee residents and visitors will enjoy a pristine lake protected through careful stewardship of water quality, native wildlife and aquatic plants, and natural shoreline.

Little Lake Sunapee

Little Lake Sunapee is a 486-acre, pristine water body located in the towns of New London and Springfield, NH. The lake is sometimes referred to as “Twin Lakes” due to a long, narrow peninsula known as Colby Point which nearly cuts the lake in half.  As part of the Lake Sunapee watershed, water flows into the lake primarily through Kidder Brook.  Water flowing out of the lake passes through Goose Pond and Otter Pond before entering into Big Lake Sunapee.

486 acres

Surface Area

1.7 miles

Max. Length

0.7 miles

Max. Width

14 feet

Average Depth

43 feet

Max. Depth

1,220 feet

Surface Elevation

The Little Lake Sunapee Protective Association

The Little Lake Sunapee Protective Association has been safeguarding and benefitting Little Lake Sunapee and the Lake Sunapee watershed since 1970.  The Association is made up of friends and neighbors who are dedicated to sustaining our important water protection programs to ensure the well-being of the lake for current generations and generations to come. Some of our responsibilities include:

  • Staffing the Lake Host Program which examines all watercraft at the boat ramp for invasive aquatic plants and animals
  • Monitoring the quality of our lake water LINK
  • Encouraging all landowners and residents in the watershed area to preserve the water quality of our lake in accordance with the Lake Sunapee Protective Association’s “Let’s Be Clear” campaign LINK
  • Managing a group of volunteers who monitor the shoreline during the summer months as part of the  NH DES Weed Watcher Program 
  • Working with the town and the state to minimize the use of road salt at critical pressure points around the lake

The LLSPA Board of Directors

Board members are volunteers who work to ensure that The Association has adequate resources to advance its mission by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies.

Deborah Hoover President
Nancy Girald Vice President
Kathy Thomas Treasurer
Wendy Parker Secretary
Nancy Lindsey Immediate Past President

Sallie Barker
Roger Bloch
Ann Donnery
Steve Ensign
Peter Gunn
Cynthia Kelsey
Cesca Koron
Troy Lambert
Bill McCormick
Mike Morgan
Sarah Roberts
Robert Scott

“I ask that your marvelous natural resources be handed on unimpaired to your posterity.
We are not building this country of ours for a day. It is to last through the ages.”

– Theodore Roosevelt, 1903


Little Lake Sunapee has been a vacation destination for generations. The lake’s history includes summer camps, resorts, and extended family camps some of which are still around today.


Evergreen Point was a no-frills family vacation resort, opened in 1967. In 2004, the property was conserved by Ausbon Sargent Land Trust and returned to its natural state.

Cable’s Cottages operated 12 housekeeping cottages from 1944 to 1970.

Twin Lake Village is an all-inclusive old fashioned family vacation resort. This summer will be their 126th year in operation.

Summer Camps

Camp Wallula was operated as a summer camp starting
in 1906. From 1960 to 2010, the cabins were rented to
families for vacation rentals.

Camp Sunapee for Boys operated on the south shore of the lake
from 1926 – 1981.

Colbytown Camp was a girl’s camp based upon inclusion
which operated from 1940 to 1989.

Other Locations

The Murray Pond Community includes 15 homes around the man-made pond that share lake access to Little Lake Sunapee.

The property for Bucklin Beach was given to the town of New London by the Bucklin family which still owns the iconic Bucklin Boathouse.

Stanley Point is a beautiful property on the southern
shore of the western basin.

Colby Point is the dominant feature of Little Lake Sunapee and provides water for the area and recreational access to the lake for the Colby Point Association members.

Join the Little Lake Sunapee Protective Association

Together with your neighbors, build for the future of the lake and watershed.

Support our programs. Your membership donations are tax-deductible.