Slatersville Reservoir (Upper)
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:
This boat ramp is on the upper part of Slatersville Reservoir, which is a convoluted 144 acre reservoir with a number of coves to explore in a small boat. The Branch River flows into the southwest end of the reservoir. The east side of the reservoir is largely wooded, while the west side has more houses. There are no special restrictions on outboards used on Slatersville Reservoir.
This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Blackstone River watershed: Slatersville Reservoir (Upper).
Town: North Smithfield
Nearest Town Center: Slatersville
Driving Landmarks: From Route 146 north take the exit for Route 5/Route 102/Slatersville. At the end of the ramp turn right onto School Street, go 300 feet and turn left onto Victory Highway/Route 102/Route 146A. Follow Route 102 for 3.1 miles and look for a left turn into a parking lot for the boat ramp into Slatersville Reservoir.
From Route 146 south take the exit for Route 5/Route 102/Slatersville. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Route 102/Route 146A. Follow Route 102 for 2.9 miles and look for a left turn into a parking lot for the boat ramp into Slatersville Reservoir.
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: cement plank boat ramp
Parking: parking lot, 30 spaces
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? yes
Public Restrooms: No
Sources for More Information:
Other Guidebooks: Paddle 30 in "Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island"
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This site report was last updated on January 17, 2010