Welcome to the ExploreRI Mapper
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: Blue Pond
Driving Landmarks: From I-95 North get off at Exit 2 and turn left at the end of the ramp; or from I-95 South take Exit 2 and turn right at the end of the ramp. Go about 1/4 mile to the T-junction with Route 3 and turn left. Go 0.6 miles south on Route 3 and turn right onto Canonchet Road. Go 1.9 miles up Canonchet Road, past Ashville Pond, and look for a gravel parking area on the right labeled "Blue Pond."
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 2200 feet
Parking: parking lot, 4 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:NOTE: On March 30, 2010 the Blue Pond Dam washed out in the big flood, so at this time Blue Pond no longer exists! There is a small pond left but it is nowhere near the size of the old Blue Pond. At this time it is not clear whether the dam will be rebuilt or whether nature will be allowed to take its course and "re-forest" the land.
To see what was Blue Pond, hike the half mile trail from the parking area to the former put-in. The path is level most of the way to the pond but there is a short steep section as you approach the pond. The land is within Rockville Management Area and surrounded by forest.
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.