Stonedam Island Conservation Area (Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith)

LRCT acquired Stonedam Island Conservation Area in 1982, protecting one of the most significant undeveloped island parcels on Lake Winnipesaukee. The 112-acre area includes 2.7 miles of undeveloped shoreline and a network of trails perfect for a peaceful walk.

Trails lead to points of interest all over the island, including one of the highest points on the Lake. On a clear day you can view Copple Crown to the southeast. Trails also take you past a small swamp, a vernal pool, views of the lake, and a log cabin. The cabin, which dates from the mid-1800’s, was given to the Trust by the owners of Camp Kehonka in Alton. It was dismantled and reassembled at its present location in 1985 and is now used by staff and vol­unteers on some weekends during the summer.

Click here to view the Explore New England pilot episode featuring Stonedam Island! 


Trail Map


Paddle Map

LRCT has created a waterproof paddle map that features Stonedam Island, along with four other island properties.

You can learn more about our paddle maps here.


Docking & Directions

Stonedam Island is located at the east end of Meredith Bay in Lake Winnipesaukee, just to the southeast of Meredith Neck across Sally’s Gut and to the northwest of Governor’s Island.

Stonedam Island is open to the public during daylight hours, but visitors will need to provide their own transportation across the lake.

  • The only landing for motorboats is a dock on the northeast shore of the island. Please do not beach motorboats elsewhere on the island
  • Docking is limited to 3 hours
  • Small beaches are located on the south tip and southwest sides of the island and can be used for paddlecraft access
  • There is no access to the island from the mainland across Sally’s Gut.