This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Description & Overview:
This is a DEM fishing access site in the Rockville Management Area. There was once a stone boat ramp here but it is so badly eroded that it is no longer usable for launching trailered boats. However, there is plenty of space from which to launch hand-carried boats. Ashville Pond is a 30 acre pond largely within the management area. The shoreline is forested with just one house tucked away near the southwest corner of the pond and the short stretch of road along the east end. There is a 10hp limit on motors on Ashville Pond. This area is stocked with trout several times throughout the spring.
This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Pawcatuck River watershed: Ashville Pond.
Driving Landmarks: From I-95 north or south take Exit 2. If coming from the south (from CT), turn left at the end of the ramp. If coming from the north (Providence) turn right at the end of the ramp. Go 1/4 mile to Route 3 and turn left (south). Go 0.6 miles on Route 3 and then turn right on Canonchet Road. After 1.2 miles on Canonchet Road (bearing right at the junction with Stubtown Road) the pond will appear on your left. Park in one of the gravel pull-outs next to the pond. There are various places along the road from which to launch hand-carried boats, especially near the southeast corner of the pond.
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
Shoreline: Sand and gravel shoreline with the remains of a stone boat ramp, no longer usable for launching trailered boats.
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 10 feet
Parking: on street, 10 spaces
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Town Center: The village of Hope Valley is 2 miles north on Route 3 from the junction of Route 3 and Canonchet Road.
Outfitter: URE Outfitters is in Hope Valley on Route 3 and sells a wide range of outdoor gear. Hope Valley Bait on Route 138 just east of Route 3 rents canoes.
The data on this website come from many sources, including volunteers and organizations across the state of Rhode Island and nearby parts of Massachusetts. We have done our best to make sure the data are accurate and up to date, but any information critical to the success of your trip should be confirmed before you start. The maps and information on this website should not be substituted for nautical charts, topographic maps, or other more detailed maps and guides. We welcome corrections and additions. To send a correction or provide other feedback, please use our feedback form (see link above).
This site report was last updated on February 15, 2009