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This mapper will help you locate boat launches and other points of interest to for small boat recreation throughout the state of Rhode Island. To get started, click anywhere on the map to zoom in on that area. To zoom out use the zoom control to the left of the map. Once you have zoomed in, boat launches and other points of interest will show up on the map as clickable red icons (see the key below the map). Click on an icon to get more information about that location. If you prefer to search by criteria or simply look up a site by name, try the boat launch search page. If you have a high-speed Internet connection (e.g., DSL or Cable), you may want to try our Google-based mapping system which also includes sites in the Narragansett Bay Watershed in Massachusetts.
The location you clicked on is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Site Name: Ashville Pond
Driving Landmarks: From I-95 north or south take Exit 2. If coming from the south (from CT), turn left at the end of the ramp. If coming from the north (Providence) turn right at the end of the ramp. Go 1/4 mile to Route 3 and turn left (south). Go 0.6 miles on Route 3 and then turn right on Canonchet Road. After 1.2 miles on Canonchet Road (bearing right at the junction with Stubtown Road) the pond will appear on your left. Park in one of the gravel pull-outs next to the pond. There are various places along the road from which to launch hand-carried boats, especially near the southeast corner of the pond.
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Shoreline: Sand and gravel shoreline with the remains of a stone boat ramp, no longer usable for launching trailered boats.
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 10 feet
Parking: on street, 10 spaces
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Water 'Features' At Site: pond
Note: Because one boat launch can access, say, both a lake and a river or both the upstream and downstream portions of a river, not all paddling trips at a given site will necessarily encounter all of the features listed.
Comments & Overview:This is a DEM fishing access site in the Rockville Management Area. There was once a stone boat ramp here but it is so badly eroded that it is no longer usable for launching trailered boats. However, there is plenty of space from which to launch hand-carried boats. Ashville Pond is a 30 acre pond largely within the management area. The shoreline is forested with just one house tucked away near the southwest corner of the pond and the short stretch of road along the east end. There is a 10hp limit on motors on Ashville Pond. This area is stocked with trout several times throughout the spring.
For more details see the full site report
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Credits: The data for the base maps was provided by the Rhode Island Geographic Information System (RIGIS) and the Office of Geographic and Environmental Information (MassGIS), Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. The site data came from numerous sources and organizations. Much of it was collected through the hard work of volunteers for various conservation, watershed and outdoor recreation groups around the state of Rhode Island.