Shepards River

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Shepards River
Shepards River is located in Maine
Shepards River
Shepards River is located in New Hampshire
Shepards River
Shepards River is located in the United States
Shepards River
Location
CountryUnited States
StatesNew Hampshire, Maine
CountiesCarroll, NH, Oxford, ME
TownsConway, NH, Eaton, NH, Brownfield, ME
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationConway, NH
 • coordinates43°56′6″N 71°0′43″W / 43.93500°N 71.01194°W / 43.93500; -71.01194
 • elevation840 ft (260 m)
MouthSaco River
 • location
Brownfield, ME
 • coordinates
43°58′6″N 70°53′47″W / 43.96833°N 70.89639°W / 43.96833; -70.89639Coordinates: 43°58′6″N 70°53′47″W / 43.96833°N 70.89639°W / 43.96833; -70.89639
 • elevation
360 ft (110 m)
Length13.6 mi (21.9 km)

The Shepards River is a 13.6-mile-long (21.9 km)[1] river in western Maine and eastern New Hampshire in the United States. It is part of the Saco River drainage basin.

The Shepards River rises in the town of Conway, New Hampshire, south of Dundee Hill and north of Crown Hill,[2] among foothills of the White Mountains. The river flows southeast across a corner of Eaton, New Hampshire, then turns northeast into Brownfield, Maine, passing the villages of West Brownfield, Brownfield, and East Brownfield before reaching the Saco River east of Frost Mountain.

Several species of game fish have been caught in the Shepards River, including brook trout, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and atlantic salmon.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 30, 2011
  2. ^ "Shepards River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Shepards River Fishing near Brownfield, Maine - HookandBullet.com". www.hookandbullet.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018.