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.
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 LINK
- 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.
Nancy Lindsey — President
Deb Hoover — Vice President
Nancy Girald — Treasurer
Wendy Parker — Secretary
Steve Root — Assistant Secretary
“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.
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 operated on the south shore of the lake
until the 1970’s.
Colbytown Camp was a girl’s camp based upon inclusion
which operated from 1940 to 1989.
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.