Spencer Lake

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Spencer Lake
Location Somerset County, Maine
Coordinates 45°24′N 70°17′W / 45.400°N 70.283°W / 45.400; -70.283Coordinates: 45°24′N 70°17′W / 45.400°N 70.283°W / 45.400; -70.283[1]
Primary inflows Fish Pond
Primary outflows Little Spencer Stream
Basin countries United States
Max. length 5 mi (8.0 km)[2]
Max. width 1 km (1,100 yd)[2]
Surface area 1,671 acres (676 ha)[3]
Max. depth 135 feet (41 m)[4]
Water volume 52,555 acre⋅ft (64,826,000 m3)[3]
Surface elevation 1,086 ft (331 m)[1]

Spencer Lake extends southward from Fish Pond in Hobbstown township into Maine township 3, range 5. The north end of the lake receives drainage from Whipple Bog, Whipple Pond, Hall Pond, Toby Pond, and Chub Pond through Fish Pond. The south end of the lake overflows through Little Spencer Stream and thence Spencer Stream 6 miles (9.7 km) to the Dead River 14 miles (23 km) upstream of the confluence with the Kennebec River at The Forks.[2] The lake supports a native population of lake trout and brook trout, and has been stocked with land-locked Atlantic salmon. There is a boat launch area at the north end of the lake accessible from a 2-mile (3.2 km) gravel road 11 miles (18 km) west off U.S. Route 201 at Parlin Pond.[4]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Spencer Lake
  2. ^ a b c The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer (Thirteenth ed.). Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Company. 1988. pp. 29–40. ISBN 0-89933-035-5.
  3. ^ a b Maine Depts. of Environmental Protection and Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (2005-08-04). "Maine Lakes: Morphometry and Geographic Information". Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, The University of Maine. Archived from the original on 2006-09-03. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Spencer Lake" (PDF). Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. State of Maine. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
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