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:
Keech Pond is a 49-acre pond separated from the larger Smith and Sayles Reservoir by a low dam.
This RI DEM site has a cement plank boat ramp into Keech Pond and a gravel parking lot. No motors in excess of 10 H.P. may be launched or hauled from this ramp. Keech Pond is a convoluted pond with various coves to explore in a small boat, however much of the shoreline is lined with homes, making it less scenic than more natural ponds.
This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Blackstone River watershed: Keech Pond.
Nearest Town Center: Chepachet
Driving Landmarks: From Route 44 take Snake Hill Road west. This turn is just north of where Route 44 merges with Route 102 south of Chepachet. After 1.1 miles on Chestnut Hill Road look for a left turn. Take this turn to stay on Chestnut Hill Road. In another 1.5 miles bear left again to stay on Chestnut Hill Road. In another 0.6 miles you will come to a T-junction with Indian Trail. Turn left here and follow Indian Trail 1 mile to the boat ramp at the end of the road.
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 ramp
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Shoreline: Cement plank boat ramp
Parking: parking lot
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
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This site report was last updated on January 16, 2009