The river flows past the remains of a pedestrian bridge used by visitors to Holiday House from the
in the 1900s. Photo taken April 22, 2012.
The Shepaug River is a 26.0-mile-long (41.8 km)
 river in
Connecticut, in the
The river originates in
Warren and runs south through
Southbury, where it joins the
Housatonic River at
Lake Lillinonah (
41°30′37″N 73°19′08″W / 41.5102°N 73.3190°W) dammed by the hydroelectric
Shepaug Dam, thereafter flowing into the
Long Island Sound. The river's watershed area comprises approximately 150 square miles (390 km2), which encompasses the towns of
New Milford, Roxbury,
Bridgewater, and Southbury.
The vicinity of the Shepaug River has been inhabited by humans since around
4000 B.C., though according to
archaeology, there was a decline in population around
The river is a primary source of drinking water for the city of
Waterbury, and has been the subject of regional litigation over how much water may be removed from the river.
^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data.
The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
^ Josephy, Jr., Alvin M. (1984). Now That the Buffalo's Gone. p. 34.
The Shepaug River. Shepaug River Association (16 May 2002). Accessed 6 Feb 2011.