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Belleville Pond

41° 33.628' N    71° 28.543' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Map Server   Acme Maps

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This is a site for launching boats from trailers. Boat ramps can normally be used to launch canoes and kayaks but please do your best to keep the boat ramp clear for boat trailers.

Description & Overview:

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Belleville Pond is a 108 acre pond with largely forested and often marshy shorelines. The shallow waters make the pond highly productive biologically, which in turn makes it attractive to wildlife and especially birds, however there have also been recent problems with high phosphorus levels in the pond, which can create excessive algae growth in the summer. There are many coves and islands explore in a small boat. The boat ramp is at Ryan Park, a North Kingstown town park. There is a parking lot at the boat ramp and the ramp itself is just the natural gravel shoreline of the pond. From the boat ramp, head northwest to find the narrow passage (with a bridge over it) that leads to the main body of the pond. Belleville Pond is restricted to non-motorized boats and boats powered by an electric motor and the extensive vegetation growing in the pond would make it hard to use motors anyway.

This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Coastal Watersheds (West Bay) watershed: Belleville Pond.

Location:

Alternate Site Name: Ryan Park

Town: North Kingstown

Driving Landmarks: From Route 4 take Exit 2A and go east on Route 102 for 2.6 miles, then turn south on Route 1. Go 0.8 miles on Route 1 and turn right onto Oak Hill Road. The boat ramp is in Ryan Park, which is 0.6 miles ahead on the right. Stay left on the loop road and follow the signs in the park to find the boat ramp.

Access & Waters:

Water 'Features' At Site: lake/reservior

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 ramp

ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no

Shoreline: gravel

Float/Dock: no

Parking:

Parking: parking lot

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no

Sources for More Information:

AMC Quiet Water Canoe Guide: 2nd Edition, page 192

Website: Map of Ryan Park (PDF format)

Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:

Ryan Park was redeveloped about 10 years ago and is now a key part of the North Kingstown park system. There are hiking trails, ballfields, and an extensive town forest here.

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This site report was last updated on July 27, 2010

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