Sculptured Rocks Natural Area
Sculptured Rocks on the Cockermouth River
Map showing the location of Sculptured Rocks Natural Area
Map showing the location of Sculptured Rocks Natural Area
Location in New Hampshire
LocationGroton, New Hampshire, United States
Coordinates43°42′26″N 71°51′20″W / 43.70722°N 71.85556°W / 43.70722; -71.85556Coordinates: 43°42′26″N 71°51′20″W / 43.70722°N 71.85556°W / 43.70722; -71.85556[1]
Area272 acres (110 ha)[2]
Elevation718 feet (219 m)[1]
AdministratorNew Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation
WebsiteSculptured Rocks Natural Area

The Sculptured Rocks Natural Area is a 272-acre (110 ha) geology-oriented nature preserve in Groton, New Hampshire. The natural area's main feature is its namesake, the Sculptured Rocks, which are a series of narrow, sharply carved rock formations that are a popular local swimming hole. They are located on the Cockermouth River, which is the longest tributary of Newfound Lake. The Sculptured Rocks Road, which runs along this same river, shares its namesake with the park.


  1. ^ a b "Sculptured Rocks". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ "Sculptured Rocks Natural Area". New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved August 16, 2020.