Bearcamp River

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Bearcamp River
BearcampSTamworth.jpg
The Bearcamp River in South Tamworth, New Hampshire
Bearcamp River is located in New Hampshire
Bearcamp River
Bearcamp River is located in the United States
Bearcamp River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyCarroll
TownsSandwich, Tamworth, Ossipee
Physical characteristics
SourceSandwich Notch
 • locationSandwich
 • coordinates43°50′13″N 71°30′44″W / 43.83694°N 71.51222°W / 43.83694; -71.51222
 • elevation1,420 ft (430 m)
MouthOssipee Lake
 • location
Ossipee
 • coordinates
43°47′51″N 71°9′27″W / 43.79750°N 71.15750°W / 43.79750; -71.15750Coordinates: 43°47′51″N 71°9′27″W / 43.79750°N 71.15750°W / 43.79750; -71.15750
 • elevation
407 ft (124 m)
Length26.3 mi (42.3 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftCold River, Swift River, Chocorua 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 in 1912

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