Gallop Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Town: Unity & Lempster
Acquisition History: Gallop Marsh was purchased by New Hampshire Fish and Game in 1986.
Description: Gallop Marsh is a beaver impoundment. Beaver activity in any given location ebbs and flows as their food supply is exhausted and then regenerated. Thus, the marsh may at times be inundated or mostly dry with grasses and forbes populating the mudflats. When beaver have been absent and then return, this flooded vegetation provides food and habitat for waterfowl and other wetland wildlife. The upland is currently not conserved.
Common Wildlife: Wetland wildlife includes beaver, muskrat, mink and waterfowl such as mallard ducks, black ducks, and Canada geese.
Directions: From the center of Lempster, head north on the 2nd NH Turnpike. Drive 1.5 miles and continue onto Lempster St. In 2.3 miles turn right onto Unity Springs Rd. Gallop Marsh WMA will be 0.7 miles up the road on your left. Parking is roadside with plenty of room.
DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 25, B13
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