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Coldrain Pond Wildlife Management Area

Town: New Durham

County: Strafford

Acres: 62

Acquisition History:  This property was purchased with Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act funds through the Statewide Public Access Acquisition Program to provide fishing access to Coldrain Pond.

Description: Coldrain Pond is an 18 acre pond with a shoreline made up predominantly of floating bog that transforms into red maple swamp.  The surrounding upland is oak-pine forest.

Common Wildlife: Ten acres of marsh on the property provide excellent habitat for beaver, mink, and waterfowl.  The upland supports deer, grouse, and snowshoe hare.  Coldrain Pond is a designated remote trout pond, annually stocked with brook trout raised in NH hatcheries.  You may even have a chance to pot a common loon while fishing.

Special Notes: Per Administrative Rule Fis 902.02 (a) (3), watercraft may be left overnight only between April 1 and November 15 and shall be permanently identified by a current NH boat registration number or the owner's name and address.  All watercraft left after November 15 shall be subject to removal and disposal by the fish and game department.

Directions: The parking area for Coldrain Pond is located on Brackett Hill Road.  From Route 11 in New Durham, take Depot Road north into the center of town.  Go through the intersection onto Birch Hill Road and take the second left onto Brackett Hill Road.  The parking area is approximately 0.8 miles on the right.  Access to the pond is by foot only (about 0.3 miles).  

DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 37, G 9




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Wildlife RestorationThis Wildlife Management Area was funded in part by the Federal Aid in Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. Your purchases of hunting equipment and ammunition make a difference to New Hampshire's wildlife resources and our way of life. Learn more.


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