Sewalls Falls Recreation Area
Sewalls Falls Road, Concord, NH
The wild and scenic corridor of the Merrimack River cuts through the land here just as it did two hundred years ago. Located in the state capital, the 136-acre Sewalls Falls Recreation Area provides trails and river access. The north end of the area has a boat launch ramp; at the south end, a small park sits among the remains of an old power generating facility. May/June and October/November are prime months for Atlantic broodstock salmon fishing (raised at the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Nashua Hatchery), fishing license and salmon permit required. Download a helpful fishing map. This recreation area has a seasonal restroom.
Great blue herons and ospreys feed here. A walk along the river's edge reveals many of the secrets of this special place. Be on the lookout for spotted sandpipers, tree and bank swallows, and belted kingfishers; watch for evidence of minks, otters, and raccoons. This section of the river provides important habitat for Atlantic salmon and freshwater mussels.
GPS – N 43 o16’08.85 W 71o 33’54.72’
The north end of the recreation area is accessed from Sewall's Falls Road. Take Exit 17 off I-93 and turn left on Hoit Road. Turn right on Mountain Road and drive approximately 1 mile, then turn right on Sewall's Falls Road. The entrance to the parking lot is on the left, shortly after you cross a bridge.
NH Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301-6500
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