Cockermouth River

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Cockermouth River
SculpRocks.jpg
Cockermouth River is located in New Hampshire
Cockermouth River
Cockermouth River is located in the United States
Cockermouth River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyGrafton
TownsGroton, Hebron
Physical characteristics
SourceProvince Road State Forest
 • locationGroton
 • coordinates43°44′37″N 71°55′5″W / 43.74361°N 71.91806°W / 43.74361; -71.91806
 • elevation1,500 ft (460 m)
MouthNewfound Lake
 • location
Hebron
 • coordinates
43°41′34″N 71°47′39″W / 43.69278°N 71.79417°W / 43.69278; -71.79417Coordinates: 43°41′34″N 71°47′39″W / 43.69278°N 71.79417°W / 43.69278; -71.79417
 • elevation
588 ft (179 m)
Length9.5 mi (15.3 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftWise Brook
 • rightAtwell Brook, Hardy Brook

The Cockermouth River is a 9.5-mile-long (15.3 km)[1] 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.[2]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]