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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.
The location you clicked on is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Site Name: Roger Williams Park - Deep Spring Lake
Alternate Site Name: Deep Spring Lake
Driving Landmarks: From I-95 take Exit 18 to Route 10 east. At the end of Route 10 turn left on Park Avenue. Go 1/4 mile and turn left into the park. At the first T-junction turn left and go 0.3 mile and park along the side of the road. Deep Spring Lake is on the left and Cunliff's Lae is on the right. Note: The entrance to Roger Williams Park is directly across the street from the Park School, at a stop light. If you see the Dell's Lemonade or Dunkin Donuts, you have gone too far.
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Shoreline: The shoreline is a mix of grassy and tree roots.
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 50 feet
Parking: on street
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:Roger Williams Park is Providence's flagship public park. Its 430 acres encompass ponds, woods, the Roger Williams Park Zoo, Museum of Natural History, Botanical Center and many other attractions. Most of the lakes are connected into a winding string of ponds that cover 50 acres, but Deep Spring Lake is an isolated 9 acre pond separated from the rest of the ponds by the road. The best access to Deep Spring Lake is along the shoreline near the road, where the road passes between Deep Spring Lake and Cunliff's Lake. The park is popular so you cannot expect to get away from people here, especially on a fine summer weekend, but it is pretty and wooded and big enough to accommodate many people. No motors are allowed on the ponds.
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.