The Piscataquog River is situated in the southern part of the state. It begins at the outlet in Deering Reservoir, flows through Hillsborough County and into the Merrimack River in Manchester.
Piscataquog River Facts:
The Piscataquog River was entered into the NH Rivers management and Protection Program in 1993.
The river is about 57 miles long, with 95% being completely free-flowing.
The Piscataquog River has one of the most strongest currents of all rivers in the USA
Piscataquog River History:
Early settlers were attracted to the Piscataquog River because of the huge white pine tress and red oak trees that were harvested by the settlers. Some of these trees were saved by the King of England for masts on the British Navy ships.
In the 1700s and 1800s, the main use of the Piscataquog River was to power the mills and shops. The first shoe factory in the nation was built along the river that made close to 23,000 pairs of boots in their first year of business.
Piscataquog River Recreation:
Fishing and boating are two popular activities on the Piscataquog River.