• man canoeing on the Lamprey River, photo by Jerry Monkman

    man canoeing on the Lamprey River, photo by Jerry Monkman

  • slow exposure of the Lamprey River in the fall, photo by Jerry Monkman

    slow exposure of the Lamprey River in the fall, photo by Jerry Monkman

  • Lamprey River in the fall, photo by Jerry Monkman

    Lamprey River in the fall, photo by Jerry Monkman

  • winter trees, photo by Jerry Monkman

    winter trees, photo by Jerry Monkman

  • man fly fishing on the Lamprey River, photo by Jerry Monkman

    man fly fishing on the Lamprey River, photo by Jerry Monkman

  • winter scene along the Lamprey River, photo by Rachel Stevens

    winter scene along the Lamprey River, photo by Rachel Stevens

  • fall colors along the Lamprey River, photo by Jerry Monkman

    fall colors along the Lamprey River, photo by Jerry Monkman

Lamprey River Advisory Committee: helping communities protect and enjoy the Lamprey River through resource protection, research and outreach. 

The Lamprey River: A Special Place

The Lamprey River originates in the Saddleback Mountains in Northwood, New Hampshire and makes a journey of 49 miles to Great Bay. The Lamprey has made this journey for thousands of years - flowing through a changing history, and providing for the people who live near it.

Explore this site and enjoy the Wild and Scenic Lamprey as you learn about its natural assets, history, and importance to the surrounding communities - and its symbolic importance to the environmental world.

dragonfly, artwork by David M. Carroll
dragonfly, artwork by David M. Carroll

Lamprey River Bulletin Board

Fun Fact:

On November 12, 1996, the Lamprey River was designated as a National Wild and Scenic River by the US Congress. The year 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of this achievement. Much has been accomplished to protect and celebrate this remarkable river; much remains to be done. Check out the videos to learn more!

Lamprey River Recreation Map

Anytime is a great time to explore! Check out our map and guide here.

Summer 2022 Newsletter is now available

Click here to read the newsletter.

Next LRAC meeting August 16, 2022

7:00 P.M. at the Public Safety Complex, 20 George Bennett Road, Lee, NH

The public is always welcome to attend. 

New Research: Bacterial Tracking on the lower Lamprey River

Click here for the final report, published Nov. 2021