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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: Brickyard Pond Boat Ramp
Alternate Site Name: Veterans Memorial Park
Driving Landmarks: From Interstate 195 take Exit 7 in East Providence. This will put you on Route 114 south. Go 5.4 miles south, to the first traffic light, where Massasoit Avenue crosses the Barrington River. Turn right (away from the river) onto Federal Road. Go 0.6 miles and turn left onto Middle Highway. Go 1 mile and turn left onto American Legion Way. The road to the boat ramp is 0.2 miles ahead on the left. The ramp is in Veterans Memorial Park behind the American Legion.
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Parking: parking lot
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:Brickyard Pond is an 84 acre pond in Barrington, largely bordered by Veterans Memorial Park. Despite its suburban setting it feels surprisingly wild. An abandoned railroad grade turned into a walking and bike path runs along the north short of the pond. The pond has many coves to poke into and islands to paddle around.
This put-in on the west side of the pond has a paved parking lot and a boat ramp that is simply the natural gravel shoreline of the pond. The use of outboard motors is prohibited by town ordinance. This pond is stocked with trout in the early spring.
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.