Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge, North Kingstown
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Description & Overview:
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.
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.
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
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
Photography by: Scott Ruhren
Date of Photograph: March 21, 2012
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This site report was last updated on December 11, 2017