Addieville East Farm

Addieville Farm200 Pheasant Drive Mapleville, RI 02839  401-568-3185  900 acre farm. Shooting and game preserve offers 15 stand English Sporting Clays and upland game hunts and 5 stand FITASC and wobble trap.  Fly fishing, 2 trout ponds and 1 mile of native trout steam and a bass lake and dog training and breeding.  Lessons available in shotgun shooting and fly-fishing. Hunting, shooting parties and fishing trips to England and Canada. Gourmet game dinners. Corporate and family outings. Google Map
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Albion Canoe Launch

Lincoln, RI  02865  This is possibly the most scenic section of the Blackstone in Rhode Island. The river runs in a deep valley here and the banks are largely wooded and natural. There is good access to the river for launching hand-carried boats about 150 feet up the bike path from the upper parking lot. Look for steps leading down to the river below the dam. Paddling downriver from here the river is pretty and relatively quiet. Much of this section of the river is within Blackstone State Park.  Google Map
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Barney Pond Canoe Launch

Lincoln, RI  02865  24-acre pond along the east side of Lincoln Woods. While quite a bit smaller than Olney Pond and less scenic, it is still a pretty pond and is likely to be much less busy than Olney Pond on a summer weekend. Make sure to stay away from the dam spillway so you don’t go over the dam! The put-in is down the back (pond) side of the dam. Google Map
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Blackstone River & Canal near Front St. Canoe Launch

Lincoln, RI  02865 (Pratt Dam)  This site offers multiple choices. You can put into the canal and paddle north for up to 2.6 miles, where the canal ends at the Blackstone River State Park. You can also put in below the dam and paddle downriver on the Blackstone River. However, this put-in is 1/3 mile walk from the parking lot.  CAUTION: Do not attempt to paddle through the stone arches of Pratt Dam. Paddling through the arches is not recommended for anyone. This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Blackstone River watershed. Google Map
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Blackstone River at Mendon Rd. Canoe Launch

Mendon Rd. Rte. 122  Cumberland, RI  02864  Provides good access to the Blackstone River below the Pratt Dam. It is good place to put in for a paddle down to the take out at Central Falls Landing. This is only a 1.7 mile paddle but on the way you can explore the many coves and backwaters in the Lonsdale Marsh, which can extend your trip by quite a bit. The river is definitely moving in this area (trying to paddle upstream would be quite hard) but it is broad and smooth. Google Map
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Blackstone River State Park

Blackstone River State Park Lower River Rd. between Rte. 126 and Rte. 122 Lincoln RI 02865 333-1100 Located between the Blackstone River and Blackstone Canal, the riverfront park contains walking and bike paths, canoe portage, and fresh water fishing. Historic walking tours along the canal built in 1828 are available. Captain Wilbur Kelly House Museum (April-October) features exhibits on canal, railroad and highways. A canoe launch is located in the heart of the Blackstone River State Park. You can paddle both the canal and the river from here or do a round trip using both. The canal has no current and so is great for beginners, and it also avoids the quickwater on the river and the difficult portage around the Pratt Dam, 2.7 miles downstream. Google Map
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Blackstone River State Park Canoe Launch

Lincoln, RI  02865 (Kelly House, Ashton Dam)  This site is in the heart of the Blackstone River State Park. You can paddle both the canal and the river from here or do a round trip using both. The canal has no current and so is great for beginners, and it also avoids the quickwater on the river and the difficult portage around the Pratt Dam, 2.7 miles downstream. Google Map
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Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat

Explorer RiverboatBOAT LANDINGS: CENTRAL FALLS LANDING: 45 Madeira Ave. Central Falls, RI 02863
WOONSOCKET: Cold Spring Park, 101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket
PAWTUCKET: Festival Pier, Tim Healey Way, Pawtucket.

BLACKSTONE VALLEY TOURISM COUNCIL – 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200 
The region’s only riverboat, the Explorer conducts Sunday weekly public tours, Saturday educational tours, as well as chartered tours, special events, and a Riverclassroom education program with customized programs for students. Tours leave from several locations throughout the season including Central Falls, East Providence, Pawtucket and Woonsocket.  Hosts weddings. Capacity: 40. Same sex friendly. NOTE: Due to river conditions, Woonsocket tours will resume on September 24, with additional Saturday tours added. Google Map
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Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat Public Tours

Blackstone valley Explorer Riverboat ToursBOAT LANDING: CENTRAL FALLS LANDING: 45 Madeira Ave. Central Falls, RI 02863
WOONSOCKET BOAT LANDING: Cold Spring Park, 101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket, RI  02895
PAWTUCKET BOAT LANDING: Tim Healey Way Pawtucket, RI  02860
BLACKSTONE VALLEY TOURISM COUNCIL – 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200
Public tours take place every Sunday on the Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat on the Blackstone River May through October.

On our cruises you may see swan, herons, geese, ducks, turtles, hawks and beautiful plants and trees! The tour guide explains the ecology of the river and surrounding wetlands interspersed with stories about the people and history of the region. If you have never cruised on the Riverboat “Explorer” it is something you must do; and if you have, you can join with us again and again because every time you go on the river, you see something new!

Explore the Blackstone River using an underwater remotely operated camera the first Saturday of each month. Through October, Saturday environmental tours are available on each Saturday at 1 and 2 pm.

Charter tours are also available. 2016 DATES:  Sundays May – Oct.  Google Map
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Blackstone Valley Paddle Club

Blackstone Valley Paddle ClubRI Canoe and Kayak Association., Inc. P.O. Box 163 Wood River JCT, RI 02894  Formed by the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Canoe & Kayak Association.Join us when we explore a different waterway every Tuesday night in the Blackstone River Valley. Improve your paddling skills, find the best paddling locations in the valley, learn about water quality, and enjoy a relaxing evening on the water. We launch at 6:15 PM each Tuesday night May through August.
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Bowdish Reservoir Boat & Canoe Launch

George Washington Management Area Glocester, RI 02814  226 acre reservoir partly encompassed by George Washington Management Area. The shoreline is often rocky and floating bog mats in the center of the pond make for an interesting ecosystem to explore from a small boat. Just do not try to walk on the floating bog mats because you will fall through. There is a concrete plank boat ramp and a gravel parking area at the campground off route 44, at the east of the reservoir. No motors in excess of 10 H.P. The fishing is reported to be good in the reservoir.   Google Map
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Canal Tour: Blackstone State Park to Pratt Dam

Ashton Dam Lincoln, RI to Lonsdale Village, Lincoln   Intermediate Tour:The heart of Rhode Island’s Blackstone River State Park, with a choicebetween the river and canal or a river to canal trail “loop”.This section can be navigated either in the river or in the canal. Paddlers can also make this a water trail loop by paddling down the BlackstoneRiver and back up the Blackstone Canal to the Kelly House Canal Museum. Google Map
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Canal Tour: River Island Park to Manville Dam

River Island Park  Woonsocket, RI 02895 – Manville Dam, Cumberland Beginner’s tour:This is probably the most challenging of our beginner tours. This segment travels through the heart of downtown Woonsocket in the first half, and then through forested city-owned land in the western part of the city. After putting in at River Island Park, go under the Bernon Street Bridge and you enter a section of the river lined with historic mills on both sides. Google Map
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Canal Tour: Valley Falls to Pratt Dam

Central Falls, RI  02863  Beginning tour: Explore Rhode Island’s Largest Freshwater Marsh Put-in at Central Falls Landing on Madeira Ave. off of Broad St. in Central Falls, RI. Paddlers can travel all the way up to Pratt Dam (approximately 2 miles) or explore several little coves of Lonsdale Marsh. Park at Central Falls Landing for put-in and take out. Google Map
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Cass Park

Cass Park Cass Ave. Woonsocket RI 02895 Walking paths and benches, pond for fishing, tennis & basketball courts, baseball fields, skating rinks, street hockey courts, playground. Google Map
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Central Falls Landing Canoe Launch

Broad Street & Madeira Ave.  Central Falls, RI  02863  226 acre reservoir partly encompassed by George Washington Management Area. The shoreline is often rocky and floating bog mats in the center of the pond make for an interesting ecosystem to explore from a small boat. Just do not try to walk on the floating bog mats because you will fall through. There is a concrete plank boat ramp and a gravel parking area at the campground off route 44, at the east of the reservoir. No motors in excess of 10 H.P. The fishing is reported to be good in the reservoir.   Google Map
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Chepachet Village

Chepachet VillageAlong Rte. 44 Glocester RI  02839I    Chepachet Village takes visitors back into the early 19th century where they can relive what the area was like around 1810, when it was a major stop along stagecoach routes and a northern Rhode Island mercantile center. Viewers can visit numerous antique and collectible shops, eat at fine restaurants such as the Purple Cat and Stagecoach Tavern, or visit the Brown & Hopkins General Store, in business since 1809. In the northern end of town, where Route 44 passes the junction of Routes 100 and 102, sits a barn-like structure called Old Chepachet Village. Nearby, artist Nancy Chase crafts stained glass items at the Holidaze Stained Glass Studio. Management area, basketball, boat Ramp, canoeing, freshwater fishing, kayaking, lake or river access, playground, rollerskating, shuffleboard, cross-country skiing, freshwater swimming, tennis court, bird watching trail, hiking trail, jogging trail, skatebaording, shopping. Google Map
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Chocolate Mill Overlook

Chocolate Mill OverlookBlackstone Valley Tourism Council  175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860 401-724-2200  PARK LOCATION: Corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Charles Street, Central Falls, RI 02863
Park commemorates the chocolate manufacturing industry in America and Central Falls.  Includes access to the Blackstone River. Google Map
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Clear River at Harrissville

Clear River Harrissville, RI  02830I  In the spring, when the river is high, you can launch canoes and kayaks into the Clear River here and take on Rhode Island’s only real whitewater paddling run. From this put-in there are 5.8 miles of mixed Class I-II whitewater, flatwater and quickwater paddling on the Clear River and then the Branch River before you reach the take out on Slatersville Reservoir. Since this is a paddling run for experienced paddlers only, use the AMC River guide for details.Google Map
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Cold Spring Park Canoe Launch

Cold Spring Park  Woonsocket, RI  02895  Provides small craft access to the Blackstone River in Woonsocket. Cold Spring Park is a city park in Woonsocket, abutting the Blackstone River. There is parking on site. Heading downstream from here it is a mile to the dangerous Thundermist Dam which must be portaged on the left. This is a lengthy (1/3 mile) portage on city streets to River Island Park, which is a better put-in for paddling down river from this area. The Blackstone River in this area includes occasional quickwater and class I whitewater so it is best for more experienced paddlers.  The park also contains walking paths and benches, outdoor theater for concerts/movies, tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, and playground. Google Map
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Durfee Hill Management Area

Durfee Hill Management AreaGlocester, RI  401-423-1920 Covers a total land area of 1176 acres. The area is composed of Primarilly forest land (deciduous 726 acres, evergreen 201 acres), with wetlands (209 acres) and agricultural land (twenty-nine acres) accounting for the balance. Hiking, hunting, birdwatching, fishing, wildlife viewing and more.
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Eastern Mountain Sports Kayaking Tours & Rentals

Eastern Mountain SportsLincoln Woods State Park 1 Les Pawson Loop Lincoln, RI 02865  800-310-4504 x4
401-595-1525 (local) In Rhode Island we offer both flatwater (lakes & ponds) and ocean paddling adventures from a number of different locations across the state. Most basic kayak lessons are held at our boat house and kayak rental facility at Lincoln Woods State Park. Here we offer kayak lesson and rentals seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Our most popular basic kayak class at Lincoln Woods State Park is Kayak Strokes and Rescues. This comprehensive full day class is perfect for anyone who has never had formal kayak instruction. For our more advanced paddlers we offer a wide variety of open water programs on Narragansett Bay and off the coast of Newport, Jamestown and the South Shore of Rhode Island. These programs range from two day open ocean classes to single day rock hopping and kayak surfing classes. All lessons are prescheduled at the beginning of the season (calendar of dates available online); but private, group and family paddling days are also available upon special request. Google Map
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Echo Lake Campground

 200 Moroney Road Burrillville, RI 02859 401-568-7109  Water/electric hookups, dumping station, picnic tables, store, firewood, beaches for supervised swimming, waterskiing, boating and fishing. Recreation fields, pavilion, disc jockey, church service on Saturdays, fun night DJ, badminton, horse shoes, rest room, hot showers. Google Map
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Esmond Park Portage

Smithfield RI  While this site could be used as a put-in or take-out it is primarily of note as a portage. The short section of river between here and the head of Graystone Mill Pond is not very interesting (being mostly a grass-line channel in front of Benny’s) and if your main goal is to paddle on Graystone Mill Pond, the put-in at Cricket Park is a much better choice. Google Map
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Feinstein Youth Camp

Feinstein Youth Camp704 Buck Hill Rd.  Pascoag, RI  02859 401-567-4470 Campground contains 4 theme areas: Medieval Castle (sleeps 48); Old West Adventure (sleeps 48); Pirate High Seas Adventure (sleeps 48); Webelos Woods Camping Area.  Activities include archery; BB shooting; nightly campfire; nature; ecology/conservation studies; row boating; paddle boating; fishing on Crater Lake (fishing contests); pool; sports field; dining hall; trading post. Google Map

George Washington Management Area

George Washington Management Area2185 Putnam Pike Chepachet RI 02814 401-568-2103  A 3,000 acre state-managed area for swimming, camping and hiking, bird watching and wildlife observation, and hunting connected to the 100-acre Casimir Pulaski Memorial Park on the Burrillville-Glocester border. Google Map
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Georgeiaville Dam Portage

Georgiaville Dam  Smithfield RI  This portage gets you from Georgiaville Pond into the Woonasquatucket River. The portage is about 250 feet long and is steep in places. The next mile and a half of river below the dam is rocky and only really suitable for paddling when the water is high, at which time it is an excellent but challenging river run with lots of quickwater and class I whitewater, tight turns, and the potential for downed trees and other obstructions. The rocky spillway immediately below the dam is beautiful but unrunnable and dangerous. The sides of the spillway are rocky and very steep and falling into the spillway could be fatal so caution is strongly advised around the spillway. However, you do not need to go near the spillway to use the portage.  Google Map
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Georgiaville Pond Town Beach

Stillwater Rd & Homestead Ave Smithfield, RI 02917   Medium size pond on the Woonasquatucket River.  The town beach is at the south end of the pond and is open to the public for a daily fee. There are bathrooms, parking lot and access for the disabled.  The historic Smith-Appleby House is at the north end. There are lots of houses around the pond, but there are also a couple of pretty islands in the pond with tall pine trees on them. The boat launch goes into the pond, but if you paddle from there to the landing near the dam (1/4 mile) you can portage over the dam and into the Woonasquatucket River. For more on this portage and the river below the dam, see the listing for the portage. Note that a permit is required (available at town hall) to park at the town beach and use the boat ramp. Google Maps
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Harrisville Pond, North End Boat & Canoe Launch

Louis Bleiweis Memorial Park, Harrisville, RI  02830   Small, 22-acre pond with a dam at the end. This boat ramp is about 600 feet up the Clear River from the north end of the pond The boat ramp is in a small cove off the river and the mouth of the cove has silted up quite a bit so especially at low water this area may be very shallow or even largely above water. This should not be a serious problem for canoes or kayaks but could present problems for larger boats. Harrisville Pond is a small, 22-acre pond with a dam at the south end.. Google Maps
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Joseph O. “Brock” Blanchard Memorial Management Area

Joseph O. "Brock" Blanchard Memorial Management Area562 Round Top Road Burrillville, RI  02830 The site provides access to about 210 acres of forested habitat, lush Hemlock forests, swampland abundant with wildlife, nearly 3 miles of maintained trail, access to the Nipmuc River and opportunities for an educational outdoor classroom.  The Boy Scouts of America, Pascoag Troop 100 have rebuilt a number of wetland crossing log passes, created a series of outdoor benches for an outdoor classroom, post marked special habitat areas along the trail which identify key vegetation and built two kiosks for user information.  The trail is marked with white tree brandishes so users can navigate around the site trail and to the river access point. Google Map<br>
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Keech Pond Boat & Canoe Launch

Glocester RI  02814   Keech Pond is a 49-acre pond separated from the larger Smith and Sayles Reservoir by a low dam. This RI DEM site has a cement plank boat ramp into Keech Pond and a gravel parking lot. No motors in excess of 10 H.P. may be launched or hauled from this ramp. Keech Pond is a convoluted pond with various coves to explore in a small boat, however much of the shoreline is lined with homes, making it less scenic than more natural ponds. This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Blackstone River watershed: Keech Pond. Google Maps
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Lincoln Woods State Park

Lincoln Woods State Park 2 Manchester Print Works Rd., Rte. 146 & Rte. 123 Lincoln, RI 02865 401-723-7892  Features one of the area’s largest freshwater beaches, the park includes swimming, picnicking, boating, baseball, freshwater fishing, horseback riding, naturalist and recreational programs, road races, special events, walking and jogging, camping, snowmobiling, bouldering, and ice skating. There are 92 picnic tables and fireplace sites, 2 picnic shelters, 2 games fields, 1 little league field, 10 miles of bridal trails, a boat ramp, bathhouse, concession stand and information office. A new addition to the park is the Eastern Mountain Sports kayak school. Hosts weddings with a capacity of 100 on a field and is same sex friendly for weddings. Google Map
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Lonsdale Drive-In

Rte. 146 Lincoln, RI 02865   Restored meadow and wetland along the Blackstone River. The Blackstone River Bikeway goes through the area and the parking lot off John Street for the bike path provides good access to the Blackstone River via a newly constructed set of stairs that lead to a path to the river. To find the stairs walk across the bike path at the upper end of the parking lot and look for steps leading down the bank into the woods. Follow this path down to the river, where there is a good if slightly muddy place for launching small boats just upriver from the bridge. The Blackstone River in this area is broad and slow, making for easy paddling. Google Maps
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Manville – Above Dam Canoe Launch

Cumberland, RI  02864   This site is mostly useful if you are paddling down the Blackstone River from Woonsocket. Once you get clear of Woonsocket the riverbanks in this section of the river are largely wooded and natural. As you approach the Manville Dam, look for a marshy cove on the left. Head into this cove and look for the boat launch on the point at the downstream side of the cove. If you want to continue down the river from here you are better off taking out on river right and portaging along the bike path to the boat launch below the dam. This is a long portage and is described in more detail in the listing for Manville – Below Dam.  This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Blackstone River watershed: Blackstone River. Google Maps
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Manville – Below Dam Canoe Launch and Park

wpmanville1Lincoln, RI  02865   Flows between natural, wooded banks that are quite pretty for the most part. The river between Manville and Albion is largely flatwater but there is one section of quickwater. It is 1.3 miles to the Albion Dam where there is a relatively easy portage.  If you have driven to the bike path parking lot, as described below in the driving directions, then to get to the river look for a building on the right called “Sycamore Landing,” just past the parking lot. Small park and close to the bike path. Google Maps
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Olney Pond – Lincoln Woods

7 Rockledge Ave. Lincoln Woods  Lincoln, RI  02865 128 acre reservoir that forms the heart of Lincoln Woods State Park, a 627 acre park just a few miles north of downtown Providence. Popular pond is quite scenic with tree-lined shores, large boulders, rocky outcroppings, various small islands dotting the pond, and many small coves to explore. There are various places around the shoreline where hand carried boats could be launched and there is a cement plank boat ramp on the east side suitable for launching trailored boats as well as hand carried boats. The major virtue of the put-in at the kayak school is the availability of rental boats and gear for those who do not have their own boat. Google Maps
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Paddle Blackstone

Paddle BlackstoneBlackstone Valley Tourism Council 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200 Website provides information about paddling activities in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, including special packages and links to resources and information regarding paddling locations on the Blackstone River.
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Pascoag Reservoir Boat & Canoe Launch

Echo Lake  Glocester, RI  02814  At this DEM access site there is a gravel parking lot and a cement plank boat ramp that provides access to the 325-acre Pascoag Reservoir. This is a popular lake in the summer and for peace and quiet your best bet is to arrive with the fisherman in the early morning. The shoreline is heavily developed. The reservoir is large enough that it can easily get windy, even in the summer. No motors in excess of 10 H.P. may be launched or retrieved from this boat ramp between the Saturday before Memorial day and Labor Day.   Google Maps
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Pawtucket Town Landing

Taft St.  Pawtucket, RI  02860  Town-owned boat ramp provides access to the Seekonk River just below where the Blackstone River becomes tidal and becomes the Seekonk. The boat ramp is almost under the Division Street Bridge. Parking is not permitted in the very small area the head of the boat ramp but there is a good-sized parking lot across the street from the boat ramp and there is other parking in the area as well. For the first half mile below this access site, the Seekonk River is relatively narrow, but it then opens up into a broad tidal estuary between East Providence and Providence that extends south for 3 miles to the narrows where the Seekonk flows into the Providence River at India Point.  Google Maps
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River Island Campground and Park

River Island CampgroundRiver Island Park  High St. Central Falls, RI  02863 This 2.5 acre park is located on High Street, adjacent to Blackstone Falls, one of the City’s elderly housing complexes. The facility is comprised of two main areas: a small greenspace encircled by an 1/8th mile walking track and the Blackstone River Island. The green space and walking track offer both active and passive recreational opportunities and are used by many residents both young and old. The central green space serves as a venue for impromptu active recreational activities (such as pick-up soccer, football, etc.) even though it is not specifically programmed for these uses. The park also contains an on site field house and is lit in the evenings with decorative lighting. River Island Park connects to the Blackstone River Island by a pedestrian bridge. The island offers river views, a scenic recreation trail, camping, and access to a sandy area on the eastern side of the island where users can launch a kayak or canoe. This interesting and scenic passive recreation experience provides an additional link with the Blackstone River Linear Park. Google Map
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River Island Park

Woonsocket RI 02895 401-762-6400River Island ParkContains walkways, benches and a canoe launch and provides an excellent view of the river, skating rink and bandstand. Site of Woonsocket’s Riverfest and canoe race.

River Island Park Canoe Launch

River Island Park  Woonsocket, RI  02895  Good place to put into the Blackstone River for a paddle through Woonsocket and on down to Manville and beyond. Coming downstream from ABOVE here there is a 3/4 mile portage around the Thundermist Dam, this access site being the end of that portage, so there is little merit in putting in above here until you get above the Blackstone Gorge and into Massachusetts. Heading downstream from here there is a mix of flatwater and class I-II whitewater so this section is best for more experienced paddlers, especially at normal or higher river levels. At very low river levels (around 0.8 feet and below on the USGS Woonsocket River Gauge) the paddling is easier but so rocky that it is only suitable for tough, light boat such as small kayaks. Google Maps
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School Street Pier Boat & Canal Launch

School Street Pawtucket, RI 02860  Undeveloped town park has a concrete slab boat ramp, a floating dock, and a large parking lot. The site is popular for fishing but can also be used to launch trailered and hand carried boats into the Seekonk River. If launching hand-carried boats from the boat ramp please do your best to keep the ramp clear for trailered boats. One challenge is that the ramp is narrow enough that it is not possible to place a 17′ kayak sideways across the ramp to enter the kayak and the ramp is too steep to get into the kayak in any other way. In addition, visibility is poor so there is the risk of someone backing a trailer down the ramp without seeing a kayaker on the ramp. Google Maps
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Slater Memorial Park

Slater Park825 Armistice Boulevard Pawtucket RI 02861 401-728-0500×257 Offers 18 picnic sites, tennis courts and ballfields, paddle boating (swan boats), gardens, dog park, walking paths, pony rides, the historic 1685 Daggett House and historic Looff Carousel, built in 1895. Pony rides for kids take place in the old zoo area that is now set up like a small farm. The Marconi Gardens, near the Armistice Boulevard entrance, is a popular spot for wedding photos, and include a footbridge and gazebo. Permits are required for photos. The Casino houses the RI Watercolor Society Art Gallery. 1 mile of trail in the Ten Mile River Greenway is open with an additional 1.5 mile segment from Slater Park to the Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields in East Providence is substantially complete. Winter Wonderland, Haunted House and other events take place here. Google Map
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Slatersville Fishing Area

2855 – 2999 Broncos Hwy. Burrillville, RI   144 acre reservoir with a number of covest to explore in a small boat. The branch river flows into the southwest end of the reservoir, while the east side is largely wooded and the west side having more houses. There is a boat ramp on the upper part of Slatersville Reservoir with no restriction on outboards. A parking lot contains 30 spaces. Google Map

Slatersville Reservoir Boat & Canoe Launch

Slatersville Reservoir  North Smithfield, RI  This boat ramp is on the upper part of Slatersville Reservoir, which is a convoluted 144 acre reservoir with a number of coves to explore in a small boat. The Branch River flows into the southwest end of the reservoir. The east side of the reservoir is largely wooded, while the west side has more houses. There are no special restrictions on outboards used on Slatersville Reservoir. Google Maps
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Smith & Sayles Reservoir

Sand Dam Road  Glocester, RI   Large, 173 acre reservoir. The shoreline is largely wooded, but there are some houses. There is a 10hp limit on all motors used on the reservoir. The boat ramp is a cement plank ramp in good condition. At the south end, a low earthen dam separates the Reservoir from Keech Pond, which is 2 feet higher than the reservoir. Park/Beach, large size fish, no fee. Google Maps
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Sports Facilities Database

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council – 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI 02860 401-724-2200 1-800-  Excel file contains a database of local and regional sports facilities in each Blackstone Valley community.
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Spring Lake Beach & Arcade, Boat Launch

Spring Lake Beach Facility50 Old Hillside Dr. Glendale, RI  02826  401-568-9474    95 acre lake. Fishing, boat & canoe launch, gravel slope ramp, no outboard motors; lake swimming, penny arcade machines from 1920 and 1930. The boat ramp is at the end of the southernmost arm. As you head north from the ramp the lake opens up into a 1/2 mile long, 1/3 mile wide water body. Some of the shoreline, including the boat ramp, are in the RI DEM Black Hut Management Area, however much of the shoreline is not and is lined with houses and a town beach. Only non-motorized boats and boats powered by an electric motor are permitted. The boat ramp is a cement plank ramp in good condition. Weddings are held at the Champlin Recreation Hall with a capacity of 300 and they are same sex friendly for weddings. Google Map
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Tarklin Pond Boat & Canoe Launch

Burrillville, RI   14 acre pond with a largely undeveloped shoreline. There is a small gravel parking lot next to Mowry Road, at the junction with Tarkiln Road, with access to the shoreline for launching hand carried boats. This pond is stocked with trout several times during the spring Google Maps
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Union Pond Boat & Canoe Launch

Reservoir Road  Burrillville, RI  At the northern tip of Pascoag Reservoir but it is separated from the reservoir by a substantial earthen dam. So, this DEM Fishing Access Site boat ramp only provides access to the 11 acre Union Pond. The shore of Union Pond is largely forested except at the very northern tip where the pond ends in Pascoag Village and at the south end where the ponds end below the dam for Pascoag Reservoir. Outboard motors are not permitted on Union Pond.Google Maps
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Union Pond Public Fishing Area

Union Pond Fishing79 Reservoir Rd. Pascoag, RI   401-568-9470  8 acre pond on the north end of Reservoir Rd; handicapped accessibility; largely forested shore; outboard motors not permitted; no dock or boat rentals, but ramp available at no additional fee. Parking lot of 10 spaces. Google Map
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Valley Falls Heritage Park Canoe Launch

Mill St.  Cumberland, RI  02864  Provides access to the Blackstone River below the Valley Falls Dam for hand carried boats. However, the access is rather awkward because you have to carry down some steps and walkways to reach the river. From the parking lot on Mill St., east of Broad St. carry down the winding ramps until you get to the river edge. When you first reach the river’s edge you will be looking down at it over railing from atop a high stone wall. However, if you turn left and go under the railroad bridge you will reach an area where the stone wall gives way to a low riverbank suitable for launching canoes and kayaks. There is a small parking lot for the heritage park but the better place to park is on the other side of the river at Central Falls Landing. To get to this parking lot, go back to Broad Street and cross the river and then turn right onto Madeira Avenue and then right into the large gravel parking lot for Central Falls Landing. Google Maps
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Wakefield Pond Boat & Canoe Launch

Lee Circle  Burrillville, RI   RI DEM fishing access site is on the 74 acre Wakefield Pond, which sits in northwestern Rhode Island, right against the border with Connecticut. There is a cement plank boat ramp here and gravel parking lot. The small northern arm of the pond has houses lining the shore but most of the rest of the shoreline is wooded and undeveloped, but privately owned. Outboard motors are not permitted between June 20 and September 20. Google Maps
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Wallum Lake Canoe Launch

South Shore Rd.  Burrillville, RI   off South Shore Road, provides access to Wallum Lake for hand-carried boats only. No motorized boats may be launched here. There is a small gravel parking lot and from there a short path leading to the put-in.  Wallum Lake is a large, 208 acre lake, 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide and almost 2 miles long. Almost the entire northern half of Wallum Lake is within Douglas State Forest, and a large part of the rest of the west shore is part of the Buck Hill Management Area, in Rhode Island, so large parts of the shoreline of this lake are protected and undeveloped.   This lake is stocked with trout several times throughout the year. Google Maps
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Whipple Field Canoe Launch

Whipple Road  Smithfield, RI  02917  There is no official put-in here, but the shoreline at the end of the road is suitable for launching hand-carried boats. Paddling conditions on this section of the Woonasquautcket River vary greatly depending on the river level. When the river is high, this can be a nice quickwater run down to Graystone Mill Pond. At low water levels you may be carrying your boat much of the way. This section of the Woonasquatcket is not paddled often so there may be downed trees across the river and other “surprises.” Before putting in here, stop at Esmond Park and look at the low dam there (just above the footbridge) and decide how you plan to portage this dam. When the river is high it is possible to run this dam with care. Google Maps
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Wilson Reservoir Boat & Canoe Launch

Burrillville RI  Large, 109 acre reservoir with a RI DEM Fishing Access Site on the northeast side. A cement plank boat ramp provides access to the pond. There is a 10hp limit on motors. The shoreline of the reservoir is a mix of developed and undeveloped land, but almost all of the shoreline is privately owned. Google Maps
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Woonasquatucket Reservoir (east side) Canoe Launch

Stillwater Reservoir  Smithfield, RI  A the dam that creates Woonasquatucket Reservoir. There is also access to the reservoir on the west side, where there is a boat ramp. The shoreline there is also better for launching hand carried boats. Woonasquatucket Reservoir is a 300-acre reservoir on the Woonasquatucket River. It is sometimes called Stillwater Reservoir and also Stump Pond from the days, now long past, when there were standing dead trees in the water from when the land was flooded to make the reservoir. There are some houses near the shore, but overall the shoreline is surprisingly natural given its suburban setting. It is a large body of water so waves large enough to cause problems for canoes and kayaks can form on a windy day.Google Maps
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Woonasquatucket Reservoir (west side) Boat & Canoe Launch

Stillwater Reservoir  Smithfield, RI  300 acre Reservoir on the Woonasquatucket River. It is sometimes called Stillwater Reservoir and also Stump Pond from the days, now long past, when there were standing dead trees in the water from when the land was flooded to make the reservoir. There are some houses near the shore, but overall the shoreline is surprisingly natural given its suburban setting. It is a large body of water so waves large enough to cause problems for canoes and kayaks can form on a windy day. At the north end of the Reservoir is Mowry Conservation Area, a beautiful natural area that includes walking trails and a very scenic section of the Woonasquatucket. There is a 10hp limit on motors on Woonasquatucket Reservoir.  Google Maps
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