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South Branch Baker River
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Grafton
Towns Orange, Groton, Dorchester, Wentworth
Physical characteristics
Main source Orange
2,450 ft (750 m)
River mouth Baker River
Wentworth
530 ft (160 m)
Length 15.6 mi (25.1 km)
Basin features
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Bucks Brook, Merrill Brook, Rocky Brook

The South Branch of the Baker River is a 15.6-mile-long (25.1 km) river located in western New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Baker River, part of the Pemigewasset River and Merrimack River watersheds.

The river rises in the town of Orange, New Hampshire, on high ground north of Mount Cardigan. It flows north through the southwest corner of the town of Groton and the eastern part of Dorchester, enters Wentworth, and drops rapidly to the Baker River.

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