Wyoming Pond at Skunk Hill Road
This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Description & Overview:
This site and the access site at the dam at the south end of the pond are the usual take outs for a paddle down the upper Wood River. The Wood River enters Wyoming Pond just below where Skunk Hill Road crosses the river. You can take out just above the bridge on the right bank. For more details on paddling the upper Wood River see the information about the access sites on the Wood River at Route 165 and at Barberville Dam. For more information on paddling down the section of the Wood River directly below Wyoming Pond see the information about the access site at the south end of the pond. The Wood-Pawcatuck River Guide is highly recommended for paddling on the Wood-Pawcatuck river system. This area is stocked with trout several times during the spring.
This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Pawcatuck River watershed: Wyoming Pond, Wood River.
Alternate Site Name: Wyoming Pond (north end)
Driving Landmarks: From Interstate 95 north or south take exit 3B for Route 138 west (Hope Valley/Wyoming). Half a mile on route 138 will bring you to the junction with Route 3, Nooseneck Hill Road. Turn right (this is a hard right) and go 0.8 miles north on Route 3. Turn left on Skunk Hill Road. The bridge over the river is 1/10 mile ahead, and the best access is on the right (upstream) side on the west side of the river (right right).
Access & Waters:
Water 'Features' At Site: flatwater/slow moving river, 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
Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 100 feet
Parking: on street
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Sources for More Information:
AMC River Guide: 4th Edition, page 138
Other Guidebooks: Paddle 23 in "Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island"
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This site report was last updated on January 17, 2010