Bearcamp River

The Bearcamp River is a 26.3-mile-long (42.3 km)[1] river at the southern edge of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, the United States. It is the largest tributary of Ossipee Lake, part of the Saco River watershed leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Bearcamp River rises in Sandwich Notch, at the northeast end of the Squam Mountain Range and the western end of the Sandwich Range, in the town of Sandwich, New Hampshire. It flows to the southeast, dropping over Beede Falls, and quickly reaches the lowlands at the base of the White Mountains. The river flows east through Sandwich, entering Tamworth at the juncture of the Cold River. Passing the villages of South Tamworth and Whittier, the river nears the base of the Ossipee Mountains to the south. It passes the village of West Ossipee and enters Ossipee Lake after flowing through a small delta.

New Hampshire Route 25 follows the river through Tamworth to West Ossipee.

Bearcamp River & Butler's Bridge, Whittier, NH
Bearcamp River in 1912

Coordinates: 43°47′51″N 71°09′28″W / 43.7976°N 71.1578°W

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The Bearcamp River in South Tamworth, New Hampshire

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References

  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system Archived August 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
Chocorua Lake

Chocorua Lake is a picturesque lake in northeast New Hampshire with commanding views of the summit of Mount Chocorua. It is approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) long (north-south) with a maximum width of 3,500 ft (1.1 km) (east-west), covering 222 acres (890,000 m²), and a maximum depth of 27 feet (8.2 meters).The lake is most noted for its calm, serene setting. There is little to no development surrounding it, and its stunning views of the bald summit of Mount Chocorua are unblemished by radio antennas.

Chocorua River

The Chocorua River is a 15.2-mile (24.5 km) river located in eastern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Bearcamp River, part of the Ossipee Lake / Saco River watershed leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Chocorua River rises on the eastern slopes of Mount Chocorua, a prominent rocky knob at the southeast margin of the White Mountains. The river flows south into lowlands at the base of the mountain and arrives at Chocorua Lake, noted for its outstanding view of Mount Chocorua. Beyond the lake, the river flows south to the village of Chocorua with a picturesque mill dam, then continues into the flat, sandy Ossipee Lake region, reaching the Bearcamp River at West Ossipee.

New Hampshire Route 16 parallels the Chocorua River for most of its length.

Cold River (Bearcamp River tributary)

The Cold River is an 11.9-mile (19.2 km) long river located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Bearcamp River, part of the Ossipee River and Saco River watersheds. The river lies entirely in the town of Sandwich.

The Cold River begins on the southern slopes of Sandwich Mountain, within the Sandwich Wilderness of the White Mountain National Forest. The river flows generally east and then southeast, leaving the National Forest, passing New Hampshire Route 113A in the village of Whiteface, and reaching the Bearcamp River close to the Sandwich/Tamworth town line.

Larcom Mountain

Larcom Mountain is a mountain located in Carroll County, New Hampshire, USA. The top of the mountain, and its subpeak, Little Larcom Mountain, are part of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.

The mountain is named after poet Lucy Larcom, who visited the area frequently while staying at the Bearcamp River House.

List of rivers of New Hampshire

This is a list of rivers and significant streams in the U.S. state of New Hampshire.

All watercourses named "River" (freshwater or tidal) are listed here, as well as other streams which are either subject to the New Hampshire Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act or are more than 10 miles (16 km) long. New Hampshire rivers and streams qualify for state shoreland protection (and are listed here in bold) if they are fourth-order or larger water bodies, based on the Strahler method of stream order classification.

Mill Brook (Swift River tributary)

Mill Brook is a 10.7-mile-long (17.2 km) stream located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the southern Swift River, part of the Bearcamp River / Ossipee Lake / Saco River watershed leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

Mill Brook rises on the southern slopes of Mount Whiteface in the town of Sandwich, New Hampshire and flows southeast into Tamworth. The brook reaches the Swift River just east of the village of Whittier.

Mount Whiteface

Mount Whiteface is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. The mountain is part of the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains. Whiteface is flanked to the northwest by Mount Tripyramid, and to the northeast by Mount Passaconaway. Whiteface is on the eastern border of the Sandwich Range Wilderness. To the east, between Whiteface, Passaconaway, and Mt. Wonalancet, lies The Bowl natural area, an unlogged cirque.

Mt. Whiteface lies within the watershed of the Saco River, which reaches the Gulf of Maine at Saco, Maine. The south side of Whiteface is drained by the Whiteface River, thence into the Cold River, Bearcamp River, Ossipee River, and the Saco River. The east side is drained by the Wonalancet River, thence into Swift River, and Bearcamp River. The north side is drained by Downes Brook, thence into another Swift River, and the Saco River.

The summit of Mt. Whiteface is in a wooded area along the Rollins Trail, approximately .3 miles (0.5 km) north of the top of the massive granite cliff for which the mountain is named. Many hikers reach the open area at the top of the cliff and do not realize the true summit is farther to the north.

Ossipee Lake

Ossipee Lake is located in Carroll County in eastern New Hampshire, in the communities of Ossipee and Freedom. At 3,257 acres (1,318 ha), it is the sixth-largest lake located entirely in New Hampshire. The lake is fed by the West Branch (entering from the north), the Bearcamp and Lovell rivers (entering from the west), and the Pine River (from the south). Water leaves the eastern end of the lake via the Ossipee River, flowing to the Saco River in Maine.

Ossipee Lake is a popular vacation site. The land surrounding the lake is home to numerous condo, cabin, and lake house developments. As in most lakes regions, some buildings are available for vacation rentals, and many of the developments have private beaches.The lake is classified as a cold- and warmwater fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, lake trout, land-locked salmon, smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, sunfish, and brown bullhead.

Sandwich Mountain

Sandwich Mountain (or Sandwich Dome) is a mountain located on the border between Carroll (Town of Sandwich) and Grafton (Town of Waterville Valley) counties, New Hampshire. The mountain is part of the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains.

Sandwich Mountain is flanked to the northeast by Mount Tripyramid, and to the southwest by Mount Weetamoo across Sandwich Notch. Several maintained hiking trails pass over the summit.

The north side of Sandwich Mtn. drains into Drakes Brook, thence into the Mad River, Pemigewasset River, Merrimack River, and thence into the Gulf of Maine at Newburyport, Massachusetts. The west side of Sandwich Mtn. drains into Smarts Brook, thence into the Mad River. The southwest flank of Sandwich Mtn. drains into the Beebe River, thence into the Pemigewasset River. The south side of Sandwich Mtn. drains into the Cold River, Bearcamp River, Ossipee River, and the Saco River, which reaches the Gulf of Maine at Saco, Maine. The east side of Sandwich Mtn. drains into Pond Brook, thence into the Cold River.

South Tamworth, New Hampshire

South Tamworth is an unincorporated community in the town of Tamworth in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. It is located along New Hampshire Route 25, next to the Bearcamp River. Route 25 continues east past the village of Whittier to West Ossipee, where it intersects New Hampshire Route 16. To the west, Route 25 leads to Moultonborough, Center Harbor, and Meredith.

South Tamworth has a separate ZIP code (03883) from the rest of Tamworth.

Swift River

Swift River is the name of a Yukon town and several rivers:

CanadaSwift River (Cottonwood River), British Columbia

Swift River (Teslin Lake), British ColumbiaJamaicaSwift River (Jamaica)New ZealandSwift River, New ZealandUnited KingdomRiver Swift, a tributary of the River Avon (Warwickshire)United StatesSwift River (Alaska)

Swift River (Bearcamp River), a tributary of the Bearcamp River, New Hampshire

Swift River (Maine), a tributary of the Androscoggin River

Swift River (Minnesota)

Swift River (Saco River), a tributary of the Saco River, New Hampshire

Swift River (Ware River), a tributary of the Ware River, Massachusetts

Swift River (Westfield River), a tributary of the Westfield River, Massachusetts

Swift River (Bearcamp River tributary)

The Swift River is an 8.3-mile-long (13.4 km) river located in eastern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Bearcamp River, part of the Ossipee Lake / Saco River watershed leading to the Atlantic Ocean. The Swift River is located only four miles south of the larger and longer Swift River which parallels the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountain National Forest.

The Swift River begins at the confluence of Paugus Brook and Durrell Brook in the northern part of Tamworth, New Hampshire, at the base of Mount Chocorua. The river flows south through a narrow valley, quickly being joined by the Wonalancet River from the west. After passing Tamworth village, the valley broadens, and the Swift River slows before joining the Bearcamp River between the villages of Whittier and West Ossipee. Mill Brook joins near the Swift River's mouth.

The Sleepers (New Hampshire)

The Sleepers are two mountain peaks located in Grafton County, New Hampshire, part of the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains. The Sleepers are flanked to the northwest by Mount Tripyramid, to the northeast by Mount Passaconaway, and to the southeast by Mount Whiteface.

They are named in honor of Katherine Sleeper, a local innkeeper who was heavily involved in trail development in the area. The Kate Sleeper Trail, which passes close by both the east and west peaks, is also named after her.

The southwest side of the Sleepers drains into Slide Brook and Cascade Brook, both of which drain into Avalanche Brook, thence into the Mad River, Pemigewasset River, Merrimack River, and into the Gulf of Maine at Newburyport, Massachusetts. The northeast side of the Sleepers drains into Sabbaday Brook and Downes Brook, which both drain into the Swift River, thence into the Saco River, and into the Gulf of Maine at Saco, Maine. The south end of East Sleeper drains into the Whiteface River, thence into the Cold River, Bearcamp River, Ossipee River, and the Saco River.

East Sleeper is on the Appalachian Mountain Club's list of the "Hundred Highest" peaks in New England. West Sleeper is actually higher still, but the ridge connecting it to South Tripyramid is high enough to deny it the 200 ft (61 m) of topographic prominence to qualify for the list. A maintained trail passes close by the summit, from which an obvious spur path leads to the top.

The Sleepers stand in the middle of the Sandwich Range Wilderness.

West Ossipee, New Hampshire

West Ossipee is an unincorporated community in the town of Ossipee in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. It is located near the northern boundary of the town, along New Hampshire Route 16, leading north towards Conway and south towards Rochester. Route 41 departs from the village, heading northeast to Silver Lake and Madison. Route 25 leads west towards Tamworth and Moultonborough. The Bearcamp River runs along the southwest side of the village. The Whittier Bridge is a historic covered bridge that crosses the river just west of the village.

West Ossipee has a separate ZIP code (03890) from the rest of Ossipee.

Whiteface River (New Hampshire)

The Whiteface River is a 5.9-mile-long (9.5 km) river rising in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. Its waters flow by way of the Cold River, Bearcamp River, Ossipee Lake, the Ossipee River and the Saco River into the Gulf of Maine, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Whiteface River, sharing a name with the 4,020-foot-high (1,230 m) Mount Whiteface, rises on the southern slopes of the Sandwich Range in the town of Waterville Valley. The headwaters collect tributaries from the area between Mt. Whiteface and Flat Mountain, as well as from The Sleepers, some broad peaks extending north towards Mount Tripyramid. Flowing south, the river quickly enters the town of Sandwich and the Whiteface Intervale, a broad, flat valley at the base of the Sandwich Range. In the river's last mile, it leaves the Intervale and drops 200 feet (60 m) to end at the Cold River, just east of the village of Whiteface.

Whittier Bridge

The Whittier Bridge is a historic wooden covered bridge in Ossipee, New Hampshire. The bridge carried an old alignment of New Hampshire Route 25 (now Nudd Road and Old Covered Bridge Road) over the Bearcamp River. Built in 1870, it is one of New Hampshire's few surviving 19th-century covered bridges, and a rare example of a Paddleford truss. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It was closed to vehicular traffic in 1989, and was removed from its footings for restoration in 2008. It is presently resting on Nudd Road adjacent to the crossing point.

Wonalancet River

The Wonalancet River is a 7.6-mile long (12.3 km) river located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the southern Swift River, part of the Bearcamp River / Ossipee Lake / Saco River watershed leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Wonalancet River rises in the heart of the Sandwich Range, in "The Bowl", a forested glacial cirque lying between Mount Whiteface to the west, Mount Passaconaway to the north, and Mount Wonalancet to the east. The river flows south, paralleled by the Dicey Mill Trail, out of the mountains into the communities of Ferncroft and Wonalancet. The river continues east into a forested valley and joins the Swift River three miles northwest of the village of Tamworth.

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