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Little River
The Little River salt marsh in North Hampton, NH
Little River (New Hampshire Atlantic coast) is located in New Hampshire
Little River (New Hampshire Atlantic coast)
Little River (New Hampshire Atlantic coast) is located in the United States
Little River (New Hampshire Atlantic coast)
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
TownNorth Hampton
Physical characteristics
 • locationNorth Hampton
 • coordinates42°59′57″N 70°49′20″W / 42.99917°N 70.82222°W / 42.99917; -70.82222
 • elevation70 ft (21 m)
MouthGulf of Maine (Atlantic Ocean)
 • location
North Hampton
 • coordinates
42°57′24″N 70°46′43″W / 42.95667°N 70.77861°W / 42.95667; -70.77861
 • elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Length4.6 mi (7.4 km)
Basin features
 • leftNorth Brook, Oliver Brook
 • rightGarland Brook

The Little River is a 4.6-mile-long (7.4 km)[1] river in southeastern New Hampshire in the United States. It is located entirely in the town of North Hampton, and it flows directly into the Atlantic Ocean, south of Little Boars Head.

The river rises in a forested wetland in the northern part of North Hampton and flows south, passing under U.S. 1. The river turns southeast, passes through Mill Pond and under NH 111, and enters the Little River salt marsh. The river enters the Atlantic Ocean by passing under NH 1A, using a new, large culvert installed by the New Hampshire Coastal Program in an effort to improve tidal flow into the salt marsh.[2]

See also


  1. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system
  2. ^ "Little River Salt Marsh Restoration Project". Natural Resources Conservation Service: New Hampshire. United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2017-05-30.