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:
There is a concrete plank boat ramp here that provides access to the Sakonnet River, an arm of Narragansett Bay. The boat ramp is reported to be in somewhat poor condition. In the off season you can also launch hand carried boats from the town beach, which is reached by taking a right turn off Fogland Road a little before the boat ramp. The Sakonnet River is relatively open and exposed so pay careful attention to the weather and tides before you set out and while you are on the water.
On most days the southwest wind fills in strongly in this area in the morning and blows briskly throughout the afternoon, producing strong waves, so be prepared for this when planning your trip.
This site provides access to the following water bodies: Sakonnet River.
Nearest Town Center: Tiverton
Driving Landmarks: From Route 77 turn left onto Pond Bridge Road (this turn is 1.4 miles south of the junction with Route 179 in Tiverton Four Corners). Follow Pond Bridge Road to the end. Jog left and continue on Fogland Road for 0.4 miles. The boat ramp is at the end of Fogland Road, where it meets High Hill Road. There is no parking at the boat ramp but you can park at the town beach.
Access & Waters:
Water 'Features' At Site: ocean/bay
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: Concrete boat ramp and nearby sandy beach.
Parking: parking lot
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Public Restrooms: There are restrooms at the town beach but they are only open in season.
Sources for More Information:
Website: Mike Krabach's kayak access website
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This site report was last updated on June 5, 2011