2018 Lake-wide ice out was Friday, April 27th

Ice out was called for the entire lake on Friday, April 27, 2018, which is the latest ice out since 2001. Ice out is declared when it is possible to drive a boat from the covered bridge in Ashland to the Sandwich Town Beach. Click graph below for a larger image.

We've also been watching ice out  (and ice in) on Big Squam from the summit of West Rattlesnake. We installed the "ice cam" on March 20, 2018, and it snapped images of the Broads of Big Squam until ice out. In addition to capturing ice out, the camera captured amazing images of the coming of spring over Squam. Click here to see the video: https://youtu.be/wuWfdI2R7Es

 

Contact SLA Director of Conservation Rebecca Hanson with questions or for more information.