Lake Anasagunticook is the 600-acre, 50-foot deep lake located in the towns of Canton and Hartford, Maine. The lake is used for recreation purposes, including boating, swimming, and fishing, and is a source of drinking water.
The Lake Anasagunticook Association (LAA) is a public, non-profit organization founded to bring together property owners and others who care about Lake Anasagunticook. The LAA addresses topics related to preserving and protecting the lake as a natural resource. Membership donations and fundraisers primarily fund its work. The organization distributes a newsletter to its members, friends, and interested parties; holds periodic board meetings; celebrates Lake Days every summer; and holds an annual meeting. Members collect data on water quality and check the lake for invasive plants, and they played a large role in fundraising for the 2012 Dam Project. The LAA participates in the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (MVLMP) and board members are active in the Maine Lakes Environmental Association.