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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: East Greenwich Municipal Boat Ramp
Alternate Site Name: Crompton Park
Town: East Greenwich
Driving Landmarks: Follow Route 401 into downtown East Greenwich. At the stop light at Route 1 go straight across Route 1 onto Rocky Hollow Road. At the stop sign turn left onto Crompton Street and look for the boat ramp on your right, next to the transfer station. Drop off your boat and gear at the launch, and then park in the overlook/picnic area just above the launch.
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Shoreline: Concrete boat ramp
Float/Dock: low float or dock
Parking: parking lot, 30 spaces
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
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 is the municipal boat ramp on Greenwich Cove in the center of East Greenwich. There is a cement plank boat ramp here as well as a dock and a paved parking lot. This site provides access to Greenwich Cove, Greenwich Bay and Narragansett Bay beyond. Greenwich Cove is very sheltered but can be busy. Greenwich Bay can be rough if the wind kicks up and it can also be very busy in the summer so small boats should use caution. 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. Most of the shoreline on the east side of Greenwich cove and on around to Sally Rock Point is Goddard Memorial State Park. (Some of the information about this site was adapted from Mike Krabach's kayak access website.)
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.