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Balch Lake is a 704 acre artificial lake  on the border of Maine and New Hampshire that borders the Maine towns of Acton, Newfield and Shapleigh while also bordering the New Hampshire town of Wakefield . The dam that created the lake was completed in 1900  and it is a mixture of concrete and earthen construction. The surface area of Balch Pond/Lake is 1.1 square miles and extends into New Hampshire where it is known as Stump Pond.