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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.
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Site Name: Arnolds Neck Waterfront Park
Driving Landmarks: At the intersection of Post Road and Centerville Road, in Apponaug, take Post Road south for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto Arnold Neck Road. Go under the railroad bridge and then bear left at Ponaug Marina and go to the end of the road. The park is on your left.
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Shoreline: The shoreline is largely riprap. The best access point is at the small break in the rocks near the old stump. There is also a small shell beach at the far eastern end.
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 100 feet
Parking: parking lot, 25 spaces
Water 'Features' At Site: estuary, ocean/bay
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 site is on a large tidal cove with many areas to explore, but don't expect wilderness because you are in the middle of Warwick. If you head north and then west under the railroad bridge and the Post Road bridge there is a small stream called Hardig Brook that you can poke up into. The Post Road bridge can be difficult to get under at high tide. Heading east from the launch site takes you out into Greenwich Bay, which is large enough to develop large waves if the wind kicks up. On most days the southwest wind fills in strongly in this area in the morning and blows throughout the afternoon, producing significant waves on Greenwich Bay, so be prepared for this when planning your trip. It is also a popular area with pleasure boaters during the summer months. (Parts of this description and many of the details about this site were adapted from Ed Mullen's book "Kayaking Narragansett Bay.")
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.