Sculptured Rocks Natural Area

The Sculptured Rocks Natural area is a 272-acre (110 ha) natural area in Groton, New Hampshire. Its main feature is its namesake, the Sculptured Rocks, which are a series of narrow, sharply carved rock formations that are a popular local swimming hole. They are located on the Cockermouth River, which is the longest tributary of Newfound Lake. The Sculptured Rocks Road, which runs along this same river, shares its namesake with the park.

Sculptured Rocks Natural Area
Sculptured Rocks on the Cockermouth River
LocationGrafton, New Hampshire, United States
Coordinates43°42′26″N 71°51′16″W / 43.70722°N 71.85444°WCoordinates: 43°42′26″N 71°51′16″W / 43.70722°N 71.85444°W
Area272 acres (110 ha)
Governing bodyNew Hampshire Parks and Recreation
WebsiteSculptured Rocks Natural Area

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Cockermouth River

The Cockermouth River is a 9.5-mile-long (15.3 km) stream located in central New Hampshire in the United States. It is the longest tributary of Newfound Lake, part of the Pemigewasset River and ultimately Merrimack River watersheds. The river takes its name from the "Cockermouth Grant", an early name for a portion of the town of Hebron.The river begins in Province Road State Forest near the western boundary of Groton, New Hampshire and proceeds southeast across the entire town of Groton. The river is closely paralleled by Sculptured Rocks Road, a very rough dirt road which gradually becomes more passable to automobiles as it proceeds downstream. The river passes through Sculptured Rocks Natural Area, a series of narrow, sharply carved rock formations that are a popular local swimming hole, then enters a broader valley as it passes the village center of Groton.

Continuing east, the Cockermouth River enters the town of Hebron and flows into Newfound Lake near the lake's northern end.

Groton, New Hampshire

Groton is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 593 at the 2010 census.

List of New Hampshire state parks

This is a list of New Hampshire state parks. State parks in the U.S. state of New Hampshire are overseen by the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation.


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