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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: Haines Memorial Park
Driving Landmarks: From I-195 East take Exit 4 for US 44 East. Bear right on the ramp following the signs for Riverside. Merge onto Barrington Parkway/Veterans Memorial Parkway/Route 103 and follow this south. Go 2.7 miles and turn left onto Route 103/Willett Avenue. Go 1.7 miles on Willett Avenue. When you come to the traffic circle take the third right onto Metropolitan Park Drive. Follow this south for half a mile into the park and just after you cross the bike path look for a right turn leading to the boat ramp.
From I-195 West take Exit 6 for US 44/Broadway. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Broadway. Go 1.1 miles and turn left onto Barrington Parkway/Route 103 and follow this south. Go 1.9 miles and turn left onto Route 103/Willett Avenue. Go 1.7 miles on Willett Avenue. When you come to the traffic circle take the third right onto Metropolitan Park Drive. Follow this south for half a mile into the park and just after you cross the bike path look for a right turn leading to the boat ramp.
Shoreline: The shoreline immediately adjacent to the wide boat ramp is riprap, but there are adjacent areas where the shoreline is softer and suitable for launching hand carried boats.
Float/Dock: low float or dock
Hours of Operation: Sunrise to sunset, year-round
Parking: parking lot, 100 spaces
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? yes
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:Haines Memorial State Park is a large state park with many amenities, including a two lane hard surfaced boat ramp on Bullock Cove. Bullock Cove is sheltered but can be very busy with boat traffic. Beyond Bullock Cove you are entering the relatively open waters of the lower Providence River, which forms the head of Narragansett Bay, so so wind, waves and boat traffic should be expected. Stay clear of the shipping channel because large ships pass through here regularly on their way to and from Providence. If you are in a small boat keep a sharp eye out for larger boats. If you are launching a hand-carried boat please do your best to keep the boat ramp clear for trailered boats. No fishing from the dock.
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.