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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.jpg
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.
Country United States
State Connecticut
County Tolland, Middlesex
Towns Bolton, Hebron, Colchester
Physical characteristics
Main source Sperry Pond at CT-534 (Camp Meeting Road) and French Road, Bolton, CT
Bolton
River mouth Salmon River
Confluence of Blackledge and Jeremy Rivers, start of Salmon River Colchester
Length 16.4 mi (26.4 km)
Basin features
River system Salmon
Basin size 17,341.03 acres (7,017.67 ha)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    French Brook, Flat Brook
  • Right:
    Foot Sawmill Brook, Fawn Brook, Jeremy River

The Blackledge River is a tributary of the Salmon River which courses 16.4 miles (26.4 km) 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.

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.

Bridges

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