Indian Head Neck Road
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 concrete boat ramp is on the channel between New Harbor and Trims Pond, at the south end of Great Salt Pond, on Block Island. Be careful about the tidal currents running in and out of Trims Pond, and watch out for boat traffic in the area. This is a popular area for fishing.
Getting to Block Island requires more planning than most other paddling destinations in Rhode Island. Kayaks can be taken on the ferry either on top of a car or without a car. For the latest rates and schedules, and to make reservations, check with the ferry company, Interstate Navigation (see link below). Some of the taxis on the island can carry kayaks so it is usually possible to get a taxi to take you and your kayak and gear from the ferry landing to a put-in elsewhere on the island.
This site provides access to the following water bodies: Great Salt Pond, New Harbor, Trims Pond.
Town: New Shoreham (Block Island)
Nearest Town Center: New Shoreham
Driving Landmarks: From the center of town, take Water Street north, which becomes Dodge Street at the sharp left turn in town. When Dodge Street meets Corn Neck Road/Old Town Road, go straight onto Ocean Avenue. In another 0.6 miles, when Ocean Avenue comes to Beach Avenue, jog right to stay on Ocean Avenue. Go another 1/3 mile on Ocean Avenue and look for the boat ramp on your right.
Access & Waters:
Water 'Features' At Site: estuary
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
Shoreline: Concrete boat ramp and gravel shoreline
Parking: parking lot
Sources for More Information:
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This site report was last updated on January 21, 2009