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Public Water Access Advisory Board


Download a copy of "Access! Fish and Game Helps the Public Float Their Boats" PDF Document

from NH Wildlife Journal

The Public Water Access Advisory Board (PWAAB)'s charge is to advise, monitor and coordinate state agency public access efforts including the Statewide Public Access Program. The Board is in support of the Fish and Game Department's Public Access Program to maximize these state ownerships on public water for the public's benefit.


Public Water Access Advisory Board members have worked on a number of important access endeavors over the years, becoming a central repository for access information and fostering a communal effort between state agencies that deal in public access.


Access Sites

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PWAAB Meetings


Public Water Access Advisory Board meetings are open to the public. Routinely, these meetings occur on Mondays in alternate months (starting in January), from 9:00 AM to 12 noon at the NH Fish and Game Department headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. Please note that meeting dates are subject to cancellation or change. Public participants should call Administrative Secretary at (603) 271-1748 to confirm the date of the next meeting.



Meeting Minutes

All files are PDF PDF Document


PWAAB Annual Reports




The Public Water Access Advisory Board is comprised of 20 members representing the following organizations and interests: NH Fish and Game Department; Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; Department of Environmental Services; Department of Transportation; Department of Safety; Office of Planning and Development; two members of the general public; two Senators; two House members (one from Resources and Recreation Committee and one from the Fish and Game Committee); public members representing the following interest groups: hunting, fishing, power boating, lake associations, rivers associations, non-motorized boating, coastal/marine interests, and the Governor's Commission on Disability. Members are appointed for a term of 3 years.