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Blackwater Dam
Phone: 603-934-2116

Location: From Concord, 8 miles North on I-93. Exit 17 onto US 4 North, South on NH 127, Franklin

Activities: Canoeing, kayaking, picknicking, fishing

Amenities: Shower Facilities

Fee: None

Operation Schedule: Day-use only

Acreage: 3,600 acres

Waterfront: Blackwater River

Number of Campsites: None


More Information:
One of the oldest US Army Corps of Enginners dams in New England, this small facility near Webster provides some of the best kayak waters in the country during spring releases. It is the site of sanctioned events each year and has hosted Olympic pre-trials. Hydropower production was never incorporated after local citizens objected to creation of a permanent pool of water. For up-to-date information, call (603) 934-2116 or visit their web site at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/recreati/bwd/bwdhome.htm