Salmon River State Forest

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Salmon River State Forest
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Map showing the location of Salmon River State Forest
Map showing the location of Salmon River State Forest
Location in Connecticut
LocationConnecticut, United States
Coordinates41°39′11″N 72°26′06″W / 41.65306°N 72.43500°W / 41.65306; -72.43500Coordinates: 41°39′11″N 72°26′06″W / 41.65306°N 72.43500°W / 41.65306; -72.43500[1]
Area6,905 acres (27.94 km2)[2]
Elevation430 ft (130 m)[1]
Established1934 [3]
Governing bodyConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
WebsiteSalmon River State Forest

Salmon River State Forest is a Connecticut state forest located in the towns of Hebron, Marlborough, Colchester, East Haddam, and East Hampton. It includes 1,300 acres (530 ha) leased from the United States government.[4] The forest features Comstock's Bridge, the only remaining covered bridge in eastern Connecticut, which spans the Salmon River near Route 16 in East Hampton.[5]

Recreation opportunities[edit]

Salmon River upriver from the Comstock Bridge viewed from the Salmon River Trail

The forest's hiking trails include the 6.7-mile (10.8 km) blue-blazed Salmon River Trail and a portion of the Airline State Park, a rail trail that features the 137-foot (42 m)-high Lyman Viaduct. Fishing opportunities include a handicap accessible fly fishing area and a disabled veterans fishing area.[3] The forest also offers facilities for field sports, hunting, mountain biking, and picnicking.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Salmon River State Forest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee (January 23, 2014). "State Parks and Forests: Funding" (PDF). Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. p. A-3. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Connecticut State Forests Seedling Letterbox Series - Clues for Salmon River State Forest". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Salmon River State Forest". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  5. ^ "Old Comstock Bridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

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