Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, New Hampshire Camping & Hiking

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The reserve is located 10 miles inland from the coast of New Hampshire and the Maine border.





Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

New Hampshire Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

New Hampshire Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More New Hampshire Recreation Areas

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National Estuarine Research Reserve System — Great Bay, NH

Located on the New Hampshire and Maine border, Great Bay estuary is a complex embayment and New Hampshire’s largest estuarine system. The Great Bay Reserve offers a diversity of land and water area, including upland forest, salt marsh, mudflats, tidal creeks, rocky intertidal, eelgrass beds, channel bottom/subtidal and upland field habitats. The reserve encompasses 10,235 acres, including approximately 7,300 acres of open water and wetlands. The Bay’s cultural heritage is equally diverse, from paleo-Indian villages 6,000 years ago to colonial transportation and industrial use and ultimately protection in the face of a proposed oil refinery in 1973.

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