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Stumpfield Marsh in New Hampshire

Trip Overview

Stumpfield Marsh appears to be the result of the Hopkinton Dam project. The pond is littered with submerged and protruding tree trunks. The whole lake/pond is shallow and the water was clear when I went in early June. It took me about 2hrs to paddle around it. The only thing to watch for is the submerged trees and your hull.

I really enjoyed it, it was breezy out but the pond is narrow so there was no effect. There's a great park on one end with a beach for kids, picnic area, playground, etc. There's a $1.00 / person park entry fee if you put in there.

Accommodations:

The park has bathrooms, picnic areas, a swimming beach, and nature trails. The exit 5 put-in has nothing.

Fees:

Park has a 1.00 / person entry fee, but as well maintained as the park is, it's worth it.

Directions:

There's two places to put in. #1 take I-89N to exit 5. Go about 1 mi and you will see a boat ramp sign on the right. #2 take exit 6, turn left. You will see the park sign about 1 mi down on the left. (a good place for the family)
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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