Winnicut River
Winnicut River
Winnicut River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyRockingham
TownsNorth Hampton, Stratham, Greenland
Physical characteristics
SourceLine Swamp
 • locationNorth Hampton
 • coordinates42°58′13″N 70°51′31″W / 42.97028°N 70.85861°W / 42.97028; -70.85861
 • elevation50 ft (15 m)
MouthGreat Bay
 • location
Bath
 • coordinates
43°2′53″N 70°50′28″W / 43.04806°N 70.84111°W / 43.04806; -70.84111Coordinates: 43°2′53″N 70°50′28″W / 43.04806°N 70.84111°W / 43.04806; -70.84111
 • elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Length9.1 mi (14.6 km)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftMarsh Brook, Winniconic Brook, Thompson Brook
 • rightCornelius Brook, Barton Brook, Norton Brook, Packer Brook

The Winnicut River is a 9.1-mile-long (14.6 km)[1] river in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire in the United States. It is the major southeastern tributary of Great Bay, an estuary connected by way of the tidal Piscataqua River to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Winnicut River rises at the northern outlet of Line Swamp in the town of North Hampton, New Hampshire, just west of Interstate 95. The river flows north through gently rolling fields and scattered suburban development, eventually entering the town of Greenland. It passes under New Hampshire Route 33 and becomes a tidal river for its remaining mile to Great Bay.

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