A Northeast Region Program
Provides Range of Wildlife Habitats
the southern Lee town line to the confluence with the Piscassic
rivers, the Lamprey River's shoreline, natural floodplain, and wetlands
provide a range of wildlife habitats. Currently, the Lamprey has
the largest quantity of anadromous fish in the Great Bay watershed,
and it hosts substantial numbers of freshwater mussel species.
high water gives these boaters a wild ride.
Lamprey is Rich in History
segment of the Lamprey River is rich in history. The falls along
the river powered saw and grist mills. The Wiswall Falls Mill Site
in Durham is on the National Register of Historic Places. Starting
as a sawmill, the site was used to make shoe knives, nuts and bolts,
pitchforks, carriages, matches and wallpaper.
Congress has designated the Lamprey
River segment from the Bunker Pond Dam in the town of Epping to the
confluence with the Piscassic River in the vicinity of the Durham-Newmarket
town line as part of the Wild and Scenic River system.
Classification/Mileage: Recreational--11.5 miles were designated on
November 12, 1996 and another 12 miles were designated May 2, 2000.
River Group and Landowners
Protect the Lamprey
River Management Plan for the Towns of Durham, Epping, Lee, and New