Spicket River
Bridge on Osgood St in Methuen, MA
Spicket River is located in Massachusetts
Spicket River
Spicket River is located in New Hampshire
Spicket River
Spicket River is located in the United States
Spicket River
CountryUnited States
StatesNew Hampshire, Massachusetts
CountyRockingham, NH
Essex, MA
Towns and cityDerry, NH, Salem, NH; Methuen, MA, Lawrence, MA
Physical characteristics
SourceIsland Pond
 • locationDerry, NH
 • coordinates42°51′27″N 71°12′48″W / 42.85750°N 71.21333°W / 42.85750; -71.21333
 • elevation205 ft (62 m)
MouthMerrimack River
 • location
Methuen, MA
 • coordinates
42°42′22″N 71°8′47″W / 42.70611°N 71.14639°W / 42.70611; -71.14639
 • elevation
31 ft (9.4 m)
Length17.7 mi (28.5 km)
Basin features
 • leftProvidence Hill Brook, Captain Pond Brook, World End Brook
 • rightWidow Harris Brook, Policy Brook

The Spicket River is a 17.7-mile-long (28.5 km)[1] river located in New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the United States. It is a left tributary of the Merrimack River, part of the Gulf of Maine watershed. It is sometimes spelled "Spickett".[2]

The Spicket River begins at the outlet of Island Pond in Derry, New Hampshire, and flows south into Salem, New Hampshire, passing through the Arlington Mill Reservoir. The river continues through Salem, encountering copious suburban development, and enters the city of Methuen, Massachusetts, where it drops nearly 100 feet (30 m) in elevation over a series of dams on its way to the Merrimack River in Lawrence.

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