This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Comments & Overview:
WARNING: As of early September there was an algae bloom on Warwick Pond. Until this bloom is over, don't eat anything from the lake, avoid all skin contact with the water, and keep dogs away from the water.
Warwick Pond is an 85 acre pond in the middle of Warwick, just east of the airport. This put-in is at a small park on the east side of the pond, and provides a suitable location for launching hand-carried boats. There is no parking lot, but there is roadside parking. There's a fence between the road and the park, with a gate leading into the park.
Buckeye Brook flows out of the southwest corner of the pond and is large enough to paddle for some distance. The brook is very slow moving in this area so once you have gone as far as you want to you can reverse direction and come back upstream to the pond.
The shoreline of the pond is largely developed. The brook feels less developed because of the wetlands that provide a buffer between the brook and the adjacent residential neighborhoods.
This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Coastal Watersheds (West Bay) watershed: Warwick Pond, Buckeye Brook.
Nearest Town Center: Hoxsie
Driving Landmarks: From Warwick Avenue, 0.7 miles south of the junction with Airport Road/West Shore Road, head west on Stanmore Road to where it ends at Edgehill Road. From Edgehill Road near this intersection there is a path leading down to the shore of the lake. Parking is along the street.
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 launch for hand carried boats
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 250 feet
Parking: on street
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:
Buckeye Brook is not dammed and provides important habitat for alewives and blueback herring, which travel up the brook into Warwick Pond to spawn.
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This site report was last updated on September 4, 2016