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 boats from trailers. Boat ramps can normally be used to launch canoes and kayaks but please do your best to keep the boat ramp clear for boat trailers.
Site Name: Potowomut Pond
Driving Landmarks: From Route 1 (Post Road), south of downtown East Greenwich, head east on Essex Road for 0.4 miles and then turn left onto Potowomut Road. The boat ramp is 0.3 miles ahead on your left off Potowomut Road.
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Shoreline: gravel boat ramp
Parking: parking lot
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:Potowomut Pond is a small, 19 acre pond with a DEM Fishing Access Site on the east side. The shoreline here is gravel and very suitable for launching hand carried boats into the pond. Some of the shore of the pond has been built up with houses, but much of the shoreline is wooded. It is a long narrow pond and if you paddle up to the north end you can explore a little ways up the Hunt River. This pond is stocked with trout during 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.