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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: Zeke's Bridge Fishing Access
Alternate Site Name: Johnsons Pond
Driving Landmarks: Take exit 6 off I-95 in West Greenwich. If you are coming from the north (Warwick), turn right at the end of the ramp; if you coming from the south (Westerly), turn left. This will put you on Route 3 (Nooseneck Hill Road) heading north. Go 1.2 miles and turn left on Harkney Hill Road. Go 1.1 miles and look for the access site on the right just before a bridge.
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Shoreline: Concrete boat ramp
Hours of Operation: Closed from 1/2 hr. after sunset to 5 am, except for fishing and boating
Parking: parking lot, 20 spaces
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Water 'Features' At Site: pond, 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 access site is on Johnson Pond, next to the bridge that divides Johnson Pond from Reynolds Pond. Since Johnson Pond is built up and also tends to be a busy place in the summer, most paddlers who put in at Zeke's Bridge will want to head south under the bridge right next to the boat ramp, into Reynolds Pond. This bridge is low enough to keep larger boats from getting into Reynolds Pond and Reynolds Pond is also too shallow for fast boats. Reynolds is a beautiful winding pond with a mix of white pines and cedar swamps along the shore. It is largely within Big River Management Area so the shoreline is undeveloped. At the far end of Reynolds Pond you can keep going under I-95 (the tunnels under the highway are long but you can see the other end from the start) and on up Big River. For more details on Big River see the description for the access sites at Route 3. Johnson Pond is stocked and managed for Northern Pike.
If you do decide to head north from Zeke's Bridge into Johnson Pond you will find the shoreline largely lined by houses and especially once you get into Flat River Reservoir, separated from Johnson Pond by another bridge, you will find many powerboats and personal watercraft (Jet Skis) on the water, especially in the summer.
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.