New Hampshire Wildlife Management Areas
Souhegan River Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition History: This area was donated to the NH Fish and Game Department in 1994 for river access and wildlife management.
Description: Most of the property is wooded with mature upland forest. It abuts both sides of the river for 1.2 miles. One section contains a scenic gorge. The property is adjacent to the 887-acre Russell Abbott State Forest, and the 410-acre Heald Tract owned by the Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests.
Common Wildlife: The Souhegan River is managed for trout and is stocked with brook, rainbow and brown trout. Atlantic salmon fry are also stocked. Undeveloped shorebank angling opportunities are available. Great blue herons can occasionally be seen.
Special Notes: Fishing and hiking are permitted on the Heald Tract; click here for more information.
Unique 100-foot high granite pillars can be seen in the gorge area, which are remnants of a former railroad bridge.
Directions: Access to the property can be gained from Route 31 or Kimball Hill Road.
DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 21, H 9