Salmon River State Forest

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Salmon River State Forest
Connecticut state forest
Comstock Covered Bridge from state forest parking lot side
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
Counties Tolland, Hartford, New London, Middlesex
Towns Hebron, Marlborough, Colchester, East Haddam, East Hampton
Elevation 430 ft (131 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°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]
Area 6,905 acres (2,794 ha) [2]
Established 1934 [3]
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Salmon River State Forest
Salmon River upriver from the Comstock Bridge viewed from the Salmon River Trail

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]

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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