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.
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Site Name: John L Curran Fishing Access
Alternate Site Name: Spring Lake Reservoir #1
Driving Landmarks: From Route 12 west, three miles west of I-295, turn left (south) onto Seven Mile Road and go 1 mile south. Look for the boat launch on the left, just after crafts store, across the street from a tree farm.
Shoreline: Cement plank boat ramp
Hours of Operation: Sunrise to sunset, year-round
Parking: on street, 10 spaces
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Water 'Features' At Site: dam, lake/reservior
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:John L. Curran Upper Reservoir is a 30 acre reservoir largely within the John L. Curran Management Area, operated by RI DEM. The east and south sides of the reservoir are forested, while the west side is largely lawns and fields. There is a cement plank boat ramp here and a gravel parking lot. No motors over 10 H.P. are allowed on the reservoir. This area is stocked with trout in the early 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.