This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Description & Overview:
Lake Washington is a 41 acre pond largely surrounded by houses. There used to be a cement plank boat ramp, but practically speaking this site is currently limited to hand-carried boats. Only non-motorized boats and boats powered with an electric motor are permitted.
This site provides access to the following water bodies: Lake Washington.
Nearest Town Center: Chepachet
Driving Landmarks: From Route 44 turn onto Lake Washington Drive, just west of the entrance to the George Washington Campground. The boat ramp is just up Lake Washington Drive on the left.
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: The shoreline is gently sloping sand and gravel suitable for launching hand-carried boats.
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 50 feet
Hours of Operation: Closed from 1/2 hr. after sunset to 5 am, except for fishing and boating
Parking: parking lot, 10 spaces
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:
Very close by, on the other side of Route 44, is George Washington Management Area and Pulaski Recreation Area, with 4000 acres of woods, lakes and ponds, and various recreational opportunities.
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 January 29, 2008