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The Moosup River is a river in the U.S. states of Rhode Island and Connecticut. It flows approximately 23.7 miles (38.1 km).

BrunswickDam on Moosup River MoosupValleyStateParkTrail-PlainfieldCT
View north of the Moosup River's Brunswick Dam and the North Main Street (CT Route 14) bridge from the Moosup Valley State Park Trail in Plainfield, Connecticut.


The river rises from Clark Pond in Foster, Rhode Island. From there, it flows south through Foster and Coventry, then turns west and heads into Connecticut, flowing through Sterling and Plainfield to its mouth at the Quinebaug River.

Dam Removal

The American Rivers organization has targeted the Moosup River for dam removal to help fish to swim upstream to spawn. In late June 2014 Moosup Dam #1 in Connecticut was removed and on September 29, 2015 the Griswold Rubber dam in Connecticut was removed.


Below is a list all crossings over the Moosup River. The list starts at the headwaters and goes downstream.

State County Town Carrying
RI Providence Foster Harrington Road
Moosup Valley Road
Kent Coventry Barbs Hill Road
Rhode Island 14.svg RI 14
CT Windham Sterling Deerfield Drive
Connecticut Highway 14A.svg CT 14A
Connecticut Highway 14.svg CT 14
Plainfield Connecticut Highway 14.svg CT 14
Barber Hill Road
River Street
Pond Street
South Main Street
I-395 (CT).svg I-395
Connecticut Highway 12.svg CT 12
Water Street
Black Hill Road


In addition to many unnamed tributaries, the following brooks feed the Moosup:

  • West Meadow Brook
  • Bucks Horn Brook
  • Roaring Brook
  • Vaughn Brook
  • Quanduck Brook
  • Angell Brook

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