Kimball Sanctuary, Watchaug Pond, Charlestown
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Description & Overview:
Kimball Sanctuary is a 29 acre gem located on the southern shore of Watchaug Pond. The land abuts Burlingame State Park and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife’s Kettle Pond Visitor Center. Easy to moderate trails lead from the refuge to the state land.
Hours: Dawn to dusk, year round
Miles of Trails: 1.5 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: Turn north off Route 1 at Prosser Trail. Take the first left onto Montauk and follow the signs to Kimball. At the bottom of the hill turn left and follow Sanctuary Road to the Nature Center.
Parking: Yes: Parking lot, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No
The Trailhead Kiosk and Nature Center at Kimball Sanctuary
Photography by: Scott Ruhren
Date of Photograph: October 3, 2008
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