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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: Barrington River - 100 Acre Cove
Alternate Site Name: Walker Farm Boat Ramp
Driving Landmarks: From Route 195, take the exit for Route 114 South (Wampanoag Trail). After you cross the Barrington Line and go past the exit for Route 103 (Riverside) take the 2nd left. This is the final turnaround point before the Big White Church. This puts you on Route 114 heading North. Walker Farm is immediately on your right. The road to the ramp is dirt and is marked with a "leaf disposal site" sign.
From south on Route 114 go past the Big White Church and then look for the Walker Farm entrance on your right approximately 1/10 mile ahead, indicated by a small weathered wooden sign. The road to the ramp is dirt and is marked with a "leaf disposal site" sign.
(Directions adapted in part from Mike Kraback's kayak access website)
Shoreline: There is a hard surface boat ramp and the adjacent shoreline is a sand and gravel beach suitable for launching hand-carried boats.
Float/Dock: low float or dock
Parking: parking lot, 35 spaces
Water 'Features' At Site: estuary
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 boat launch provides access to the Barrington River at the south end of One Hundred Acre Cove. If you head south on the water you will be following the Barrington River which flows into the Warren River and then into Narragansett Bay but be prepared for strong tidal currents, especially under the bridges. If you head north and east you will be heading into One Hundred Acre Cove, which is a large tidal estuary. Large parts of the shoreline here are protected open space. One Hundred Acre Cove is shallow and there is a low bridge just down river from the boat ramp. This site is adjacent to the East Bay Bike Path.
WARNING: The tide runs very strongly through the narrow areas in both the Barrington and Palmer Rivers, especially under the bridges, making these areas treacherous for small boats. Use great caution near any of these bridges! Remember that at slack tide there may be little or no current but a short while later the current may be very strong.
For more details see the full site report
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