Wonalancet River
The Wonalancet River near its source in the Sandwich Range
Wonalancet River is located in New Hampshire
Wonalancet River
Wonalancet River is located in the United States
Wonalancet River
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountiesGrafton, Carroll
TownsWaterville Valley, Sandwich, Albany, Tamworth
Physical characteristics
SourceSandwich Range
 • locationWhite Mountain National Forest
 • coordinates42°56′34″N 71°23′38″W / 42.94278°N 71.39389°W / 42.94278; -71.39389
 • elevation2,320 ft (710 m)
MouthSwift River
 • location
 • coordinates
43°53′39″N 71°17′47″W / 43.89417°N 71.29639°W / 43.89417; -71.29639
 • elevation
740 ft (230 m)
Length7.6 mi (12.2 km)
Basin features
 • leftSpring Brook
 • rightSanborn Brook

The Wonalancet River is a 7.6-mile-long (12.2 km)[1] river in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. Named after the 17th-century Pennacook sachem Wonalancet, it is a tributary of the southern Swift River, part of the Bearcamp River / Ossipee Lake / Saco River watershed leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Wonalancet River rises in the heart of the Sandwich Range, in "The Bowl", a forested glacial cirque lying between Mount Whiteface to the west, Mount Passaconaway to the north, and Mount Wonalancet to the east. The river flows south, paralleled by the Dicey Mill Trail, out of the mountains into the communities of Ferncroft, in the southwest corner of the town of Albany, and Wonalancet, in the northwest corner of the town of Tamworth. The river continues east into a forested valley and joins the Swift River 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Tamworth village.

See also