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:
Locustville Pond is a long, narrow, 82-acre pond. The gravel shoreline at the launch site is suitable for use as a boat ramp. No motors over 10 HP may be launched or hauled at this ramp. Much of the shoreline of the pond is lined with houses.
This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Pawcatuck River watershed: Locustville Pond.
Nearest Town Center: Wyoming, RI
Driving Landmarks: From I-95 north or south take Exit 3B for Route 138 West towards Hope Valley. This will put you on Route 138 west. Go 1/3 mile and bear left onto Route 3. Go 1.1 miles south on Route 3 and take a sharp right onto Bank Street. This turn is actually a "double turn" that takes you around a brick building that houses "The Remnant Shop," after which you are headed back northeast almost parallel to Route 3. Once on Bank Street, go 100 feet and turn left onto Fairview Avenue. Go 0.3 miles and look for a small road (Sunset Road) on the left. Turn left here and then go right at the fork just ahead of you. Go another 1/10 mile and look for the boat ramp on your left, where Sunset Road bends to the right.
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: Gravel shoreline suitable for use as a boat ramp
Hours of Operation: Closed from 1/2 hr. after sunset to 5 am, except for fishing and boating
Parking: parking lot, 2 spaces, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Outfitter: URE Outfitters on Route 3 in Hope Valley sells camping gear. Hope Valley Bait on Route 138 in Hope Valley rents canoes.
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This site report was last updated on March 10, 2015