Blackledge River
Looking southward at the Blackledge River from a foot bridge at the southernmost point on the border between Connecticut's Gay City State Park and Meshomasic State Forest.
Beginning and end of Blackledge River in Connecticut
CountryUnited States
CountyTolland, Middlesex
TownsBolton, Hebron, Colchester
Physical characteristics
SourceSperry Pond at CT-534 (Camp Meeting Road) and French Road, Bolton, CT
 • locationBolton
 • coordinates(41°45′37″N 72°26′58″W / 41.760354°N 72.449402°W / 41.760354; -72.449402)
MouthSalmon River
 • location
Confluence of Blackledge and Jeremy Rivers, start of Salmon River Colchester
 • coordinates
(41°34′43″N 72°25′28″W / 41.578648°N 72.424413°W / 41.578648; -72.424413)
Length16.4 mi (26.4 km)
Basin size17,341.03 acres (7,017.67 ha)
Basin features
River systemSalmon
 • leftFrench Brook, Flat Brook
 • rightFoot Sawmill Brook, Fawn Brook, Jeremy River

The Blackledge River is a tributary of the Salmon River which courses 16.4 miles (26.4 km)[1] through eastern Connecticut in the United States.

Rising from Sperry Pond in Bolton, the Blackledge amasses waters from feeder creeks along its course before joining the Jeremy River in Colchester, Connecticut. Salmon River, considered a major tributary of the Connecticut River, begins at the confluence of the Blackledge and Jeremy.[2]

A popular whitewater paddling route begins at West Road about 4 miles (6 km) south of Gay City State Park. There are frequent Class I-II whitewater rapids throughout the route to the Salmon River.


See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ Salmon River Watershed Rapid Bioassessment Summary Report 2008. Rep. Salmon River Watershed Partnership & Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, 2009. Web. 11 Oct. 2016. <>.

Coordinates: 41°46′23″N 72°27′11″W / 41.773°N 72.453°W / 41.773; -72.453