Sunset Lake in Hampstead, NH, also known as Wash Pond, is about 151 acres in area and is a mile long and a half mile wide. The center of the lake is about 30 to 35 feet deep. The town of Hampstead maintains a beach on Sunset Lake which is open to all town residents. There is no public boat launch.

Who are we?

The Sunset Lake Association (SLA) was formed in 1982 to help protect our natural resource, promote education, and work with local agencies who want to keep the lake beautiful and healthy for all future generations. We are a membership based organization dedicated to serving the best interests of the people owning property on the shores of, or having legal deeded access to, Sunset Lake (a.k.a. Wash Pond) in Hampstead, NH. As an association we bring together the energies, talents, and funds of individuals for common efforts.

What do we do?

The SLA assists in the annual Loon population count, does periodic water testing in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire (UNH), provides boater safety education with the NH Marine Patrol, and holds other fun events such as a decorated Boat Parade and paddle events. SLA is also responsible for maintaining the lake water level through monitoring the dam and weather conditions. 

How can you help?

All of you who enjoy Sunset Lake are encouraged and invited to join the Sunset Lake Association... Become A Member Now. Your contribution goes to maintaining this beautiful lake by having water samples analyzed, newsletter, SLA website, events sponsored by the association, and our annual association meeting.

Want to read our newsletter?

Find it here.

​Welcome to Life at Sunset Lake

Although we are cute we do pollute!

Please don't feed the ducks.

Welcome to Sunset Lake Association