Lamprey River Forest

About the Property

The Forest Society primarily manages this property for sustainable forestry, productive wildlife habitat, and other conservation benefits in support of the greater Epping community. While all of our reservations are open to the public, this property may be difficult to access due to a lack of developed recreation features and resources such as signage, parking, established trails, and a detailed Forest Reservation Guide map. 

Please see our Visitor Use Guidelines page for a complete list of rules and regulations for Forest Society reservations. 

If you are looking to explore a unique forest in this area that offers a wider array of recreational opportunities, we encourage you to visit any of our “Recommended Properties Nearby” featured below.

Fishing Guide

Not long after Congress designated the Lamprey River as part of the National Wild and Scenic River system, the Forest Society acquired the Lamprey River Forest. The Lamprey River along here has a steady current and is popular in the spring with canoeists and kayakers.  It is stocked with trout by N.H. Fish and Game, but also hosts both small and large mouth bass. The property has a small parking area off Prescott Road in Epping. From Rte. 27 (Pleasant Street), take Blake Road to Prescott and look for the Forest Society sign.

To see more about Lamprey River recreation, including a tour guide and map that includes the Forest Society’s Lamprey River Forest, visit the Lamprey River Advisory Council’s website at