This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Description & Overview:
Tarkiln Pond is a 14 acre pond with a largely undeveloped shoreline. There is a small gravel parking lot next to Mowry Road, at the junction with Tarkiln Road, with access to the shoreline for launching hand carried boats. This pond is stocked with trout several times during the spring
This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Blackstone River watershed: Tarkiln Pond.
Nearest Town Center: Slatersville
Driving Landmarks: From Route 7 (Douglas Pike), 5.9 miles north of I-295, turn south on Mowry Road. Look for a gravel pullout next to the pound a quarter mile ahead on your left.
Access & Waters:
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.
Type of Access: Boat launch for hand carried boats
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 150 feet
Parking: parking lot, 12 spaces
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
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This site report was last updated on January 20, 2009