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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: Kimberly Ann Rock Memorial Athletic Complex
Town: East Providence
Driving Landmarks: From I-195 east take Exit 6. Turn right at the end of ramp onto Warren Avenue. At the first light take a right onto Broadway and follow Broadway (which turns into Newman Avenue) to the light at Route 114 (Pawtucket Avenue). Take a slight left here onto Ferris avenue and follow it until you see a sign on the right for the Kimberly Ann Rock Memorial Athletic Complex. Enter the complex and stay to the right. Go to the end of the parking lot. The put-in is down a short trail behind the Greenway map sign.
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Shoreline: Unimproved sandy shore, down a sloping dirt trail
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 100 feet
Hours of Operation: sunrise to sunset
Miles of hiking/walking trails accessible from this trailhead: 2 mile(s)
Parking: parking lot, 30 spaces, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? yes
Water 'Features' At Site: flatwater/slow moving river, lake/reservior
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 gives you access to a large lake (Central Pond) that is a good warm water fishery. The shores are tree-lined, and you can paddle up the Ten Mile River about one and a half miles to Slater Park in Pawtucket but there are no take-outs at the park. The WPA lined the river with stone and cement walls from Central Pond up past Slater Park to Armistice Blvd., making take-out difficult. To find where the river enters Central Pond so you can paddle up to Slater Park look for the mouth of the river near the right (east) shore in the northeast corner of Central Pond.
You can also paddle down to the southeast corner of Central Pond and portage across the road into Tuner Reservoir. Turner Reservoir is not as large as Central Pond but has various coves and islands. At the south end of Turner Reservoir is the Turner Dam, which can be identified by the red control house. There is no portage around the dam and paddlers should stay away from the dam as there is a 25 foot drop on the other side of it!
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.