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Clarada Wildlife Management Area

Town: Ellsworth

County: Grafton

Acres: 35

Acquisition History:  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department accepted the donation of the Clarada property in 1988 from the Daniel Webster Council, Incorporated, of the Boy Scouts of America.  It contains an old field stone cabin that was used by the Boy Scouts during their rendezvous.

Description: The property slopes down to Ellsworth Pond which is fed by Brown Brook.  Ellsworth Pond features a beautiful, undeveloped, and partly protected shoreline surrounded by mature forests of northern hardwoods, spruce and fir.  The Clarada shoreline looks across the pond to the White Mountain National Forest.

Common Wildlife:  The property supports moose, bear and deer.  Ellsworth Pond supports beaver, otter, mink, and muskrat along with breeding waterfowl.  The pond is a warmwater fishery supporting chain pickerel, yellow perch and brown bullhead. 


Special Notes: The cabin is open during the winter and used as a warming hut by snowmobiliers under a Special Use Permit granted to the Central NH Snowmobile Club.  The club will also be repairing and maintaining the cabin under this permit. 


Directions: Take Exit 28 off I-93 and head west on NH 49.  At the junction of US 3, take a left and an immediate right onto Dan Web Road.  Take a right onto Ellsworth Hill Road.  Clarada WMA is 5 miles on the right hand side.  A short driveway to a stone camp is blocked by a locked chain.


DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 39, D10




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