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:
Tucker Pond is an 86 acre lake with a RI DEM fishing access site at the north end. There is a cement plank boat ramp here and a small parking lot. There is a 10hp limit on all boats on the pond. Most of the shoreline of the pond is wooded and natural, but privately owned except for this RI DEM site at the northwest corner and a town park (Tuckertown Park) at the northeast corner of the pond. Tucker Pond has various coves and islands to paddle around. It is stocked with trout in the early spring.
This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Pawcatuck River watershed: Tucker Pond.
Town: South Kingstown
Nearest Town Center: Wakefield
Driving Landmarks: From Route 1 south, go past Wakefield and turn right onto Post Road north. Go 0.3 miles north on Post Road and turn left onto Tuckertown Road. Go 1.9 miles and look for the RI DEM Tucker Pond access site on the left.
From Route 1 north, use the turn-around 0.9 miles after Moonstone Beach Road to get onto Route 1 south and then take an almost immediate right onto Route 110/Ministerial Road. Go 2.3 miles north and turn right onto Tuckertown Road. Go 0.5 miles and look for the RI DEM Tucker Pond access site on the right, after the town park.
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
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Sources for More Information:
AMC Quiet Water Canoe Guide: 2nd Edition, page 194
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This site report was last updated on February 6, 2009