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Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge, North Kingstown

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Description & Overview:

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This 96-acre refuge of woods and wetlands is located on the Hunt River in southern Rhode Island with access for canoeing. Please stay on trails; private property surrounds refuge.

Davis Memorial Refuge page on the ASRI website

Trail Safety Information



What's There:

Hours: Dawn to dusk, year round

Miles of Trails: 0.5 miles

Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None

Trail Width: Typical one person footpath

Trail Rating: Moderate   Explanation


Trail Rating Key

Easy: Trails are relatively smooth and the route is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy network of trails in an urban or suburban setting where help is always readily at hand. A map may be useful but is not necessary.

Moderate: Somewhat more strenuous trails or harder to follow trails. Trails are well-marked but following them requires a trail map and a trail map is readily available either at the site or online.

Difficult: Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trail systems where there is no available trail map or the trails are not marked.

Skiing/Snowshoeing: No

Are Dogs Allowed? No

Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No

Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No

Is Hunting Permitted? No

Public Transportation & Bike Paths:

For driving directions see the trailheads information below.

Public Transit: No

Bike Path Access: No


Coordinates: 41° 37.397' N    71° 28.885' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps

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Driving Landmarks: Via Route 1 (Post Road) North and South: Turn left from Route 1 North or right from Route 1 South onto Devils Foot Road in North Kingstown. Stay on Devils Foot Road approximately 1.5 miles to the merge with Davisville Road. Continue to the right (west) for another 0.3 miles on Davisville Road to the Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge parking area and refuge entrance on the left.

Via Route 4: Take either Exit 7 (from Route 4 North) or 7B (from Route 4 South) for "Quonset/Route 403 East." (NOTE: These are new exits and road patterns.) Continue on Route 403 East to West Davisville Road (Exit is marked.) At the top of the ramp turn left for Devils Foot Road. At the next stop sign turn left onto Devils Foot Road and travel approximately 1 mile to the Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge (Devils Foot merges with Davisville Road). The parking area and refuge entrance with Audubon sign are on the left, approximately 0.3 miles after the merge with Davisville Road.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No



A Trail at Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge

A Trail at Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge

Photography by: Scott Ruhren

Date of Photograph: March 21, 2012


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This site report was last updated on December 11, 2017

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