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Rattle River
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Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Coos
Town Shelburne
Physical characteristics
Main source Middle Moriah Mountain
White Mountain National Forest
2,770 ft (840 m)
River mouth Androscoggin River
Shelburne
710 ft (220 m)
Length 4.1 mi (6.6 km)

The Rattle River is a 4.1-mile-long (6.6 km) river in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Androscoggin River, which flows east into Maine, joining the Kennebec River close to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Rattle River rises in the saddle between Middle Moriah and Shelburne Moriah Mountain in the town of Shelburne, within the White Mountain National Forest. The river (better described as a large brook) flows north to the Androscoggin, dropping from 2,800 to 700 feet (850 to 210 m) above sea level over its length.

The Appalachian Trail follows the river from its source to the Androscoggin River valley.

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