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New Hampshire's

"Friends of the Suncook River"

River awareness since 2001



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Our Charter Based Mission

Is to MAINTAIN A HEALTHY Suncook River Watershed.
By identifying and protecting important natural resources,
by forming a greenway network of voluntarily protected lands,
and by educating and engaging citizens in these efforts.

To enjoy the Suncook River and share in the experience with like minded friends, family and associates.


Please help keep our mission alive. We are 100% funded by membership dues. As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization your dues and contributions are tax deductable. Find more reasons for supporting the Friends of The Suncook River below.

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Suncook River ---  From Wikipedia

The Suncook River is a 35.7-mile-long (57.5 km)[1] river located in central New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Merrimack River, which flows to the Gulf of Maine.

The Suncook River begins at the outlet of Crystal Lake in the town of Gilmanton, New Hampshire. The village of Gilmanton Ironworks is located at the lake's outlet. The Suncook flows south two miles to the Suncook Lakes (Upper and Lower) in Barnstead. Below the lakes, the river passes through the village of Center Barnstead and enters the town of Pittsfield, whose village is centered around a 19th century dam on the river.

The river continues south through the towns of Chichester and Epsom, and then forms the town boundary between Pembroke and Allenstown. Shortly before reaching the Merrimack River, the Suncook drops 70 feet (21 m) in 0.5 miles (0.80 km), a natural waterpower site that led to the growth of the village of Suncook.

On May 16, 2006, the Suncook River, responding to the highest rainfall amounts in at least 70 years, rose to flood level and carved a new river channel in the town of Epsom. Two previous channels, around Bear Island, were left dry as the river broke into an active gravel pit half a mile to the east. The new river course, approximately a mile long, is the largest channel change in a river in New Hampshire since systematic topographic mapping began in the state in the early 20th century.

Activities (updated 11/14)


A river clean-up  took place during the fall of 2014. Click below to see pictures


GoTo - Activity Page (see pictures!)  .


Site Pages





Suncook River stream flow data from the gauges on Depot Rd.
(in real time)
Suncook River in the News The Flood of March 2010
Patriots Day Flood of 2007 Great Mothers Day Flood of 2006 Friends and Supporters
Links to Local Watersheds The Suncook Watershed Who Are We?
  History/Historic Events  
  Robert Frost Suncook Poem

see History/Historic above

Buck St Dam removal
Awesome Pittsfield /click here   Friday Night Paddlers /click here

river gauge in Chichester (link above)




Mr. Orff was the New Hampshire Fish and Game Departments’

furbearer biologist and the Region 3 Regional Wildlife Biologist,

covering the southeast area of the State from his office in Durham

until his retirement. He was the departments’ black bear biologist for

nearly two decades and earned the title of “NH’s bearman” as well.



Northwood Area Land Management Collaborative

our nearest local environmentally based neighbor and friend. We share many of the same goals. CLICK HERE 


How to Contact Us - membership info


Join us today.  Help set the direction and focus of The Friends for this year  and beyond.

We are seeking  members, directors, sponsors, and officers


Join The Friends Of The Suncook River


If you enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, photography on the Suncook.....

If you live along the Suncook River and it impacts your property.....

If you care about your environment and the Suncook's natural beauty.....

If you want to meet like minded people who also enjoy the Suncook....

If you are interested in the wildlife and plants in and around the Suncook....

If you want to stay informed about what's happening along the river.....

If you want to be pro-active in the protection & conservation  of the Suncook....

If you are a student wanting to build a record of environmental awareness...


Because The Friends Of The Suncook River is a  registered 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation - education organization since 2001


Because your dues, contributions, donations are tax deductable


Your annual dues are tax deductable, inexpensive and well worth the small cost. For more information on joining or making a tax deductable contribution.

  click here.

 Become a business / municipal BOOSTER of the

Friends of the Suncook River


List your business or community  on our BOOSTER page and enjoy the benefits of up to 150 words about yourself, up to three pictures or graphics, plus links to your primary Internet site. It is an excellent way for non-individuals to affiliate themselves with The Friends of the Suncook River and enjoy the added online exposure and an Internet presence on our Friends web domain in a win-win environment that shows your personal interest and concern in the Suncook River.


Make it happen with an annual  tax deductable contribution of only $60.

For more details:  click here.





Kayaking on the Suncook River


Fishing on the Suncook River


Brook Floater mussels in the Suncook River


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