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Location DB > United States > New Hampshire > Weare > Clough State Park
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Clough State Park
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created by geoff5093 on 5/27/2010 1:02 PM
last modified by geoff5093 on 11/29/2015 1:53 AM
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Clough State Park is located off Everett Dam Road in both Dunbarton, and Weare. The main entrance is gated off, so you must park down the road at the dam parking lot and walk down.

EDIT 11/2015:
The park has been reopened and is now a summer spot for locals, nothing exciting.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address
Everett Dam Road
Weare, New Hampshire
United States
Owner: State of NH
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    This probably has the most effect on people who grew up going to this beach every summer. It was a place of fun, wholesome time with the family, and reminds one of a simpler time. Now one walks along the rocky, partially overgrown beach and can't help but wonder what has happened to one of the areas best swimming lakes.

     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1963
    Closed: 2008
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     History
    The 2006 Mother's Day flood caused the park to be closed for the entire season, 2007 followed with another flood which closed the park for yet another season, and in 2008 the state department made a decision to close hundreds of parks in New Hampshire due to financial reasons - Clough State Park was one of them. The park itself is open to the public, however the main gate is usually closed, and no upkeep is being done with the beach, roads, or the bathrooms.



    FROM THE STATE PARK WEBSITE:

    The Piscataquag River, which flows 14 miles through the town of Weare was once one of the best sources of water power in the state. In the early 1900s 22 mill sites had been located along the banks of the river in the Weare area. On September 21, 1938, following several days of heavy rain, a hurricane moving up from the West Indies passed through the center of New England. The additional heavy rains from the hurricane caused the failure of the Deering Reservoir Dam, which resulted in a wall of raging water to rush down to the Weare Reservoir Dam. Although the dam held, the rushing water broke through the land at the side of the dam, releasing the millions of gallons of water in the reservoir. The raging river, completely out of control, washed away everything in its path, leaving parts of Weare devastated.
    In response to the 1938 hurricane disaster and other seasonal floods, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the 2,000-foot long Everett Dam, as part of the Hopkinton-Everett Flood Control Project, which had been authorized by Congress to prevent a recurrence of the devastating floods. The overall project was completed in 1963 at a total cost of $21,400,000.
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    Thu, May 27th, 2010
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     Web Links
    http://www.nhstateparks.com/clough.html
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    Content Quality 4 / 10
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 1/22/2016 8:13 AM.

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  • on Jan 22 16 at 8:13, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 29 15 at 1:53, geoff5093 changed the following: Recommendation
  • on Nov 29 15 at 1:52, geoff5093 changed the following: Status, Future Plans, Description
  • on Jun 2 10 at 0:58, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on May 27 10 at 13:27, geoff5093 updated gallery picture 2010-05-02 09.20.58.jpg
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