Basket Swamp Preserve, Tiverton
Tiverton Land Trust
Hunting is not allowed here but it is permitted on nearby land. During hunting season everyone using the trails here should wear blaze orange. Remember, hunting season includes much of the late fall, winter and spring. More details.
In Rhode Island the primary hunting seasons typically run from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, however this can vary from year to year and depends on what game is being hunted. During hunting season you should wear at least 200 square inches (a hat OR a vest) of blaze orange. During shotgun deer season, which is typically in December, you should wear at least 500 square inches of blaze orange (a hat AND a vest). For more information see the RI DEM website.
Description & Overview:
This 96-acre preserve is nearly level and has many stone walls. Along the trails are stands of globally rare oak-holly forest. At the trailhead kiosk take note of the nearby boulder of conglomerate, also known as Puddingstone.
An underground gas pipeline right-of-way bisects the property.
Hours: sunrise to sunset, year round
Miles of Trails: 2 miles
Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None
Trail Width: typical one person footpath.
Trail Rating: Easy 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? Yes. Please clean up after your dog.
Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No
Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No
Is Hunting Permitted? Hunting is not allowed on this property but is in nearby areas. Walkers wear orange during hunting season!
Driving Landmarks: The trailhead is across from the wind turbine on Cornell Road, which runs between Bulgarmarsh Road and King Road. If the paved parking lot is full there is also space along the side of the road.
Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 6 spaces, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No
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This site report was last updated on August 13, 2015