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Yantic River
Norwich Marina.jpg
The Norwich Marina, through which the Yantic River runs.
Country United States
State Connecticut
County New London
Physical characteristics
Main source Deep River and Sherman Brook
41°34′08″N 72°15′10″W / 41.5688°N 72.2527°W / 41.5688; -72.2527
River mouth Shetucket River to form Thames River
41°31′18″N 72°04′43″W / 41.5217°N 72.0787°W / 41.5217; -72.0787
Length 14.2 miles (22.9 km)
  • Minimum width:
    5 feet (1.5 m)
  • Maximum width:
    765 feet (233 m)

The Yantic River forms at the confluence of the Deep River, Sherman Brook, and Exeter Brook about 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Colchester, Connecticut. It runs for 14.2 miles (22.9 km) and flows into the Shetucket River in Norwich, forming the Thames River. The Yantic River is a popular whitewater paddling destination with a mix of quickwater and Class I-III whitewater. It passes through the towns of Lebanon, Bozrah, and Norwich. The USS Yantic was named after the river.


County Town Carrying
New London Lebanon Taylor Bridge Rd.
Norwich Av. (CT SSR 608)
Camp Mooween Rd.
Scott Hill Rd. To Connecticut Highway 2.svg Route 2
McGrath Ln. (Closed)
Polly Rd.
Norwich Av. (CT SSR 608)
Bozrah Thomas Rd.
Stanton Rd.
Fitchville Rd. (CT SSR 608)
Connecticut Highway 163.svg Route 163
Fitchville Rd. (CT SSR 608)
Norwich Providence and Worcester RR
Connecticut Highway 32.svg Route 32
Old Route 32 (Closed)
Providence and Worcester RR
Sunnyside St.
Providence and Worcester RR
W. Town St.
Wawecus St.
I-395 (CT).svg I-395
Pleasant St.
New London Tpk.
Unnamed Rd.
Connecticut Highway 2.svg Route 2/ Connecticut Highway 32.svg Route 32
Providence and Worcester RR
Sherman St.
Monroe St.
Connecticut Highway 32.svg Route 32
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