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The Lamprey Wild & Scenic River

Designated: November 12, 1996 (lower freshwater reaches only)

Location: Southeastern New Hampshire, tributary to the Great Bay Estuary.

Outstanding Resources: Anadromous fish, including herring and shad; historical sites; and diverse habitats

Management Approach: Partnership between the State of New Hampshire, the local Lamprey River Advisory Committee, and the National Park Service

Overview: The Lamprey River is remarkable for its relatively unspoiled beauty and the abundance of wildlife that flourish in the midst of the fast growing greater Portsmouth region of Southeastern New Hampshire. In an era of highly managed river resources, the Lamprey stands out for its relatively; natural flood and drought regimes, to which the River's fish and wildlife inhabitants have adapted. Broad, forested floodplains provide excellent habitat for a variety of wildlife and plant species. Agricultural fields, steep forested slopes, tributary streams, and wetlands enhance habitat diversity, creating a rich breeding ground for waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, turtles and other wildlife. While public access is limited, the river lends itself to a range of recreational activities, including fishing, kayaking, canoeing and skating.

Contact Information:

Jamie Fosburgh
National Park Service
15 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
tel. 617.223.5191
fax. 617-223-5164


Related Links:

Lamprey River
Advisory Committee

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