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Rhode Island Public Boat Launching Sites

FRESHWATER RAMPS
(S)= State-owned & operated, (T)= Town/City-owned & operated, (H)= Handicapped accessible

TOWN

LOCATION

HP RESTRICTION

PARKING

Burrillville

Clear River access to Harrisville Pond, Rt. 100 from Chepachet to Rt. 98 to Harrisville, site is ¼ mile north of Harrisville Village on left. Cement slab ramp (S)

None

Yes

 

Union Pond 8 acres. Rt. 44 to Rt. 100, left on Reservoir Rd. (S)

Electric trolling motors only

Yes

 

Spring Lake 96 acres. Rt. 102 to Joslin Rd., to Spring Lake Rd., to Blackhut Rd., access site on the right. Cement slab. (S)

Electric trolling motors only

Yes

 

Wakefield Pond 72 acres. Rt. 100 N., to left on Wakefield Pond Rd., to left on Lee Circle, to top of hill, a right to bottom of hill, take left. Ramp is on right. (S)

10 HP limit
unless special permit from F&W

Yes

 

Wilson Reservoir 127 acres. Rte. 100 from Chepachet to Wallum Lake Rd., left ½ mile on East Wallum Lake Rd. (S)

10 HP limit
unless special permit from F&W

Yes

Charlestown

Watchaug Pond Rt., Burlingame State Park (S)

none

Yes

Cranston

John L. Curran Public Fishing Area 38 acres. Fiskville Reservoir. Rt. 295 N to Scituate Ave., west to Seven Mile Rd. pond on left (S)

10 HP limit

Yes

Coventry

Carbuncle Pond 48 acres. Rt. 102 to Rt. 14, 4.5 miles on Rte. 14, sign and road on left. (S)

Electric trolling motors only

Yes

 

Tiogue Lake 215 acres
Glen Drive Ramp - Arnold Rd. to Crestwood Rd., take a left onto North Glen Dr., follow to end. (S)

None

limited

 

Tiogue Lake 215 acres - off Rt. 3 (T)

None

limited

 

Zeke's Bridge access to Big River and portions of Johnson's Pond. Rt. 3 to Harkney Hill Rd., 2 miles on right. Cement slab (S)

None

Yes

Exeter

Breakheart Pond 33 acres. In Arcadia Management Area. Rt. 3, to Rt. 165, to Frosty Hollow Rd., to Austin Farm Rd., ¼ mile. Gravel ramp.

10 HP limit

Yes

 

Beach Pond 340 acres. Launching on Connecticut side (S)

none

Yes

Foster

Shippee Saw Mill Pond Rt. 6 to Rt. 94 North, left to Willoughby Young Rd.,

Electric trolling motors only

Yes

Glocester

Bowdish Reservoir 126 acres. Rt. 44, Glocester, to George Washington Camp Ground entrance, 3rd left to boat ramp. Concrete slab

10 HP limit

Yes

 

Clarkville Pond Rte. 44 Glocester to Richardson clearing trail, to Cold Spring Trail, first left off cold spring trail. (S)

Electric trolling motors only

Yes

 

Keech Pond 129 acres. Rt. 44 Glocester to Chestnut Hill Rd., to Indian Trail, to end, ramp on left.

10 HP limit

Yes

 

Lake Washington 42 acres. Rt. 44 to Lake Washington Dr.

Electric trolling motors only

Yes

 

Pascoag Reservoir (Echo Lake) 352 acres Rt. 44 West to Jackson School House Rd., North, site is ½ mile on the right. (S)

10 HP limit from Saturday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day unless special permit from F&W.

Yes

 

Smith & Sayles Reservoir 186 acres. Rt. 44 Glocester to Chestnut Hill Rd., to Sand Dam Rd. (S)

10 HP limit

Yes

Hopkinton

Alton Landing access to Wood River and Alton Pond Rt. 95, to Rt. 138, to Hope Valley Rd., to Rt. 91, ¾ miles on right. (S)

No motors

Yes

 

Ashville Pond 32 acres. Rt. 95 to Rt. 3, to Canochet Rd., 1¾ miles on left. (S)

10 HP limit

Yes

 

Locustville Pond 83 acres. Rt. 95 S to Rt. 138, right onto Bank St., to Fairview Ave., entrance to lot and ramp on left, bear to the right of fork. Gravel ramp. (S)

10 HP limit

Yes

 

Mechanic's Street Access Site Rt. 95 S to Rt. 3, to Mechanic St., site at bottom of hill on let, canoes and small car-top boats. Access to Wood River provided. (S)

None

limited

 

Moscow Pond 18 acres. Rt. 95 S to Rt. 138 W, to Woody Hill Rd., car-top boats, unimproved ramp. (S)

None

limited

 

Wood River AccessGrantvill, Hope Valley Rd. (S)

None

limited

 

Blue Pone Rt. 95S to Rt. 3, to Canochet Rd., and walk in. Canoe Launching (S)

None

limited

Lincoln

Olney Pond 126 acres. Lincoln Woods State Park. Rte 95N, to Rt 146. 3½ miles to State Park. (S)

All power boats prohibited on Sat., Sun. & Holidays 6/5 thru 9/15

Yes

North Kingstown

Silver Spring Lake 10 acres. Directly off Tower Hill Rd. at junction Rt. 1 and Rt. 4 (S)

Electric trolling motors only

Yes

North Smithfield

Upper Slatersville Reservoir 147 acres. Rt. 295 N, to Rt. 7 N, to Rt. 102 N., approx. 1¼ mile on right. Slab ramp (S)

none

Yes

Smithfield

Woonasquatucket Reservoir (Stump Pond) 304 acres. Rt.5 to Log Road (S). Slab ramp (S)

10 HP limit

Yes

Portsmouth

Melville Public Fishing Area 6 acres. Mostly shore fishing Off Rt. 114, car-top launching (T)(S)

none

Yes

Richmond

Access to Pawcatuck River
Biscuit City Landing at Biscuit City Rd., Rt. 2 S., approx. 5 miles past the Rt. 138 intersection turn left onto Biscuit City Rd.(S) (Gravel ramp)
Richmond Landing to Pawcatuck River, Rt. 95 to Rt. 138 E. to Re 112, to Rt. 91, 2 miles on left side near bridge. (S)

none

Yes

 

Wyoming Pond 26 acres. Rt.95 to Rt. 138W., site just past intersection of Rts 3 and 138 on the right. (S). Gravel ramp

none

Yes

Scituate

Upper Pawtuxet River, Hope Landing access Rt.116 to Hope Furnace Rd.(S)

Electric trolling motors only

Yes

South Kingstown

Indian Lake 199 acres. Off Tower Hill Rd. (Rt.1) (S). Cement ramp (S)

10 HP limit

Yes

 

Barber Pond 28 acres. Rt.102 to Rt. 2 S., about 7 miles on right. (S) Gravel ramp (S)

Electric trolling motors only

Yes

 

Taylor's Landing to Chepuxet River, Rt. 4 to Rt. 138 E., 6 miles to Liberty Lane, West Kingston. Mainly canoes and small boats (S).

none

Yes

 

Tucker Pond 101 acres. Rt.138 to Rt. 110, to Tuckertown Rd., left about ½ mile (S). Cement slab

10 HP limit

Yes

 

Worden's Pond 1043 acres. Rt. 138 to Rt. 110 to Worden's Pond Rd., take right ½ mile on north side (S). Cement Slab ramp (S)

none

Yes

Tiverton

Stafford Pond 476 acres. Rt. 24 E. to Fish Road S., to Bulgarmarsh Rd., take left on Rt. 81 (Stafford Pond Rd.), access on left. (S). Slab ramp (S)

10HP limit
unless special permit from F&W

Yes

Warwick

Potowomut Pond 17 acres. Rt.1 to Essex Ave., to Potowomut Rd., site on left (S).

none

Yes

Westerly

Bradford Landing on Pawcatuck River, Rt.95 Rockville Alton Rd., to Rt. 91, 3 miles on left (S).

none

Yes

 

Chapman's Pond (Burden's) 164 acres. Rt. 95 to Rockville Alton Rd., to Rt. 91, to Westerly Bradford Rd., approx. 2½ miles on left, (S). Cement slab ramp (S)

10 HP limit

Yes

West Greenwich

Big River Landing off Weaver Hill Rd. Rt. 95 to Weaver Hill Rd., turn right, ¼ mile on the right, stay to the right, ½ mile on dirt road. (S).

none

Yes

 

Tarbox Pond 15 acres. Rt. 95 to Rt. 3, to Division Road, to Hopkins Hill Rd., south of the New London Turnpike (S).

none

Yes

SALT WATER RAMPS

Town

Location

Depth at MLW

Parking

Barrington

Haines Memorial Park on Bullock's Cove, off Metropolitan Park Dr. (S)(H). Concrete slab

4 ft.

Yes

Bristol

Bristol Harbor State St., Concrete ramp. Use is restricted to permitted Bristolresidentss (T)

N/A

No

 

Independence Park at the foot of Church St., off Rt. 114. (T)

N/A

Yes

 

Colt State Park off Hope St (Rt. 114) (S)(H). Concrete ramp.

4 ft.

Yes

 

Annawanscutt to Mt. Hope Bay Annawanscutt Dr., off Metacom Ave. (Re. 136), past Veteran's Home. linked concrete planks (S)

>2 ft.

Yes

Charlestown

Charlestown Breachway West end of Charlestown Beach Rd., linked concrete slabs. (S)

3 ft.

Yes/fee when park is open

 

Quonochontaug Breachway Off West Beach Rd., concrete plank ramp (S)

3 ft.

Yes/north lot for trailered vehicles

 

Town Dock Rd. (T)

N/A

Yes

Cranston

Pawtuxet Aborn St.(T)

N/A

No

East Greenwich

Greenwich Cove Pole #6, Crompton Ave.(T)

N/A

Yes

East Providence

Bold Point off Veteran's Memorial Pwy., via Mauran Ave. at the end of Pier Rd. concrete slab (S) (H)

4 ft.

Yes

 

Sabin Point Park off Bullock's Pt. Ave. hard packed sand. (T)

N/A

Yes

 

Haines Memorial Park on Bullock's Cove, off Metropolitan Park Dr. (S)(H). Concrete slab

4 ft.

Yes

Jamestown

Fort Getty Recreation Area off Beavertail Rd. Parking fee when the park is open (T). Concrete

N/A

Yes/fee

 

Fort Wetherill Southeast end of Ocean St., off Walcott Ave. (Rt. 138) (S).linked concrete plank. Car-top only.

2.5 ft./steep

Yes

Little Compton

Sakonnet Point Sakonnet Point Rd. (Rt. 77). North side of town landing road. linked concrete planks

2 ft.

Yes

Middletown

Third Beach Road concrete ramp. Parking fee when beach is open. (T)

N/A

Yes

Narragansett

 

Galilee corner of Galilee Rd. and Great Island Rd., Southeast side of Great Island Bridge. Linked concrete planks - double ramp (S)

4 ft.

Yes

 

Monahan's Dock East side of Ocean Rd., at So. Pier Rd. concrete - steep drop (S)

3 - 4 ft.

Yes

Newport

Off Washington St. Two locations, Elm St. and Poplar St. (T)

N/A

limited

 

Kings Beach directly off Ocean Dr., natural rock and cement. Car-top only. (T)

N/A

Yes

 

Ft. Adams State park off Harriston Ave. Concrete slabs (S)

3 ft.

Yes

North Kingstown

Wickford East end Intrepid Dr., off Post Rd., Rt. 1, near fire station, linked concrete plank - moderately steep (T & S)

3 ft.

Yes

 

Wickford Pleasant St. (T)

N/A

limited

 

Allen's Harbor Rt. 1 (Post Road), to Quonset Pt./Davisville (T)

3 ft.

Yes/Fee

Portsmouth

Sandy Point Rd. off Rt. 138. Concrete ramp (T)

N/A

limited

 

Weaver Cove at Weaver Cove on Burma Road. South of Melville complex. Concrete ramp (T)(H)

4 ft.

Yes

 

Stone Bridge off Rt. 138 at junction of Park Ave. and Point Rd., at Teddy's beach. Concrete plants (S)

3 ft.

limited

 

Gull Cove Rte. 138. Linked concrete planks (S)

2 ft.

Yes

South Kingstown

Snug Harbor foot of Gooseberry Rd. (T)

N/A

No

 

Narrow River from either Mitchell Ave. or Pollock Ave. off Pettaquamscutt Rd., between Middle Bridge Rd. and Bridgetown Rd. Concrete planks (S). There are several bridges on Narrow River for fishing access.

3 ft.

Yes

 

Pond Street at the end of Pond St.(T). Paved asphalt

N/A

No

 

Marina Park Exit Rt. 1. Concrete slabs (T).

N/A

Yes

Tiverton

Sapowet Point off Rt. 77, Southwest side of Sapowet Ave.,offLafayettee Ave. Ramp is hard beach cobble withnaturel slope ramp. High Tide Only.

2 ft.

Yes

Warwick

Goddard State Park via Rt. 1, and East Greenwich. Linked concrete planks ramp (S).

<2 ft.

Yes

 

Conimicut Point Northeast end of Shawomut Ave., off Symonds Ave. Linked concrete ramp (S). Problematic ramp. frequently sand covered.

<2 ft.

limited

 

Passeonkquis Cove Southwest end of Gaspee Pt. Dr., off Narragansett Pkwy.,Concretet and asphalt ramp (S). Closed 8 PM to 6 AM.

2 ft.

limited

 

Oakland Beach at Warwick Cove. Oakland Beach Ave. take last left. East side of Oakland Beach. concrete ramp (T)(H).

<4 ft.

Yes

 

Longmeadow East end of Samuel Gorton Ave. off Warwick Neck Ave. Linked concrete ramp (S). High Tide Only.

<2 ft.

Yes

Westerly

Westerly Boat Ramp Main St. Concrete slab ramp (S)(H).

4 ft.

Yes


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