Bear Brook State Park Information (Geography)

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Bear Brook State Park
Bear Brook State Park - Beaver Pond.JPG
Beaver Pond as seen from the Beaver Pond Trail near the campground
Location Allenstown and Hooksett in Merrimack County;
Deerfield and Candia in Rockingham County,
New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°09′47″N 71°23′10″W / 43.163°N 71.386°W / 43.163; -71.386
BEAR BROOK STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

43°09′47″N 71°23′10″W / 43.163°N 71.386°W / 43.163; -71.386
Area10,000 acres (40 km2)+
Operated by New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation
Website Bear Brook State Park

Bear Brook State Park is a 10,000-acre (40 km2)+ preserve in Allenstown, New Hampshire, and surrounding towns. It is one of New Hampshire's largest state parks.

Amenities at Bear Brook include camp sites, a picnic area, over 40 miles (64 km) of hiking trails, swimming and fishing ponds, archery range, camp store, a ball field, playground, bathhouse, shelters, picnic tables, canoe and rowboat rentals, and a physical fitness course. The park is home to the New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum, Old Allenstown Meeting House, and the Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum, which are in historic buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. [1]

The park takes its name from Bear Brook, a stream which runs through the park. Its environment is that of the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion. [2]

Canoe on Spruce Pond

In 1985 and 2000, the remains of four females were found in the park. In January 2017, a suspect in the case was identified as Terry Peder Rasmussen (also known by several aliases) [3] [4] who had died in prison in 2010. [5] In June 2019, three of the females were identified. [6]

See also


  1. ^ "Hard times legacy: New Deal projects employed thousands back then, and remain as historical, and sometimes sentimental, landmarks". May 17, 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  2. ^ Olson, D. M; E. Dinerstein; et al. (2001). "Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Life on Earth". BioScience. 51 (11): 933–938. doi: 10.1641/0006-3568(2001)051[0933:TEOTWA]2.0.CO;2. Archived from the original on 2011-10-14.
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  5. ^ Connor, Tracy (January 26, 2017). "Drifter Bob Evans Eyed as Serial Killer, Tied to N.H. Murders". NBC News. NBC. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  6. ^ Hershberger, Andy (6 June 2019). "Woman, 2 children found in barrels in state park identified, officials say". WMUR. Retrieved 6 June 2019.

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