Work in progress below with at least 125 rivers in Connecticut and many more lakes and ponds aiming to strike a balance between most boat-able/popular and complete.
The major river systems include the Connecticut River in the Central Lowlands, the Housatonic and the Naugatuck Rivers in the west, and the Thames River in the east. Altogether, Connecticut has 8,400 miles of rivers and streams.
The largest inland waterbodies are Lake Candlewood (5,420 acres), Barkhamsted Reservoir (2,330 acres), Lake Lillinonah (1,900 acres), Lake Gaillard (1,009 acres), and Lake Zoar (975 acres). Ten other lakes are between 500 to 1,000 acres, 14 more between 300 and 500 acres, and 81 between 100 and 300 acres in size.