This is a site for launching boats from trailers. Boat ramps can normally be used to launch canoes and kayaks but please do your best to keep the boat ramp clear for boat trailers.
Description & Overview:
At this DEM access site there is a gravel parking lot and a cement plank boat ramp that provides access to the 325-acre Pascoag Reservoir. This is a popular lake in the summer and for peace and quiet your best bet is to arrive with the fisherman in the early morning. The shoreline is heavily developed. The reservoir is large enough that it can easily get windy, even in the summer. No motors in excess of 10 H.P. may be launched or retrieved from this boat ramp between the Saturday before Memorial day and the day after Labor Day. Please use extra caution on Pascoag Reservoir. It can be a busy place so be careful and watch out for your fellow paddlers and boaters.
This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Blackstone River watershed: Pascoag Reservoir.
Alternate Site Name: Echo Lake
Nearest Town Center: Pascoag
Driving Landmarks: From Route 44, 2.3 miles west of Chepachet, take Jackson Schoolhouse Road north (that's a right turn if you are coming from Chepachet). Go 1/2 mile and turn right onto Maroney Road/Widow Smith Road. This turn comes just after you cross an arm of Pascoag Reservoir on a causeway. The boat ramp is on the right, 200 feet down Maroney Road.
Access & Waters:
Water 'Features' At Site: 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.
Type of Access: Boat ramp
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Shoreline: cement plank boat ramp
Parking: parking lot
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
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This site report was last updated on July 19, 2015