Watts Wildlife Sanctuary

Watts Wildlife Sanctuary

380 Acres
0.8 Miles of Trails
Effingham, NH

The 380 acre Charles Henry & Mabel Lamborn Watts Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the great Ossipee River within five miles of its source, Ossipee Lake. Though the vast majority of the Sanctuary consists of extensive wetland complexes of the swamp, marsh, and heath fen that is characteristic of the Ossipee drainage, the sandy bank of the river offers high ground suitable for a trail. From this trail, one can view and explore the river for approximately one-third of a mile.

Photo, top: view of the Ossipee River by Phil Brown.

Explore 39 wildlife sanctuaries throughout all 10 counties of New Hampshire.

Committed to the conservation of ecologically important lands.

We regularly observe and count 14 species at NH Audubon’s Raptor Observatories.

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About Us

Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.