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Hampton River
Hampton River (New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Hampton River (New Hampshire)
Hampton River (New Hampshire) is located in the United States
Hampton River (New Hampshire)
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Rockingham
Towns Hampton, Hampton Falls
Physical characteristics
Main source Confluence of Taylor and Hampton Falls rivers
Hampton/Hampton Falls
0 ft (0 m)
42°54′47″N 70°50′44″W / 42.91306°N 70.84556°W / 42.91306; -70.84556
River mouth Hampton Harbor
0 ft (0 m)
42°53′58″N 70°49′13″W / 42.89944°N 70.82028°W / 42.89944; -70.82028
Length 1.0 mi (1.6 km)
Basin features
  • Left:
    Tide Mill Creek

The Hampton River is a tidal inlet in the towns of Hampton and Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, the United States. It is surrounded by the largest salt marsh in New Hampshire, covering over 3,800 acres (15 km2).

The river is formed by the confluence of the Taylor and Hampton Falls rivers. The Hampton River flows for one mile (1.6 km) before broadening into Hampton Harbor, an estuary which also receives flow from small tidal channels such as the Browns River and the Blackwater River. Hampton Harbor exits to the Atlantic Ocean through the Hampton Harbor Inlet, a dredged channel between Hampton Beach and Seabrook which is spanned by the Hampton Bridge.

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