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Lavins Landing Marina

41° 21.503' N    71° 41.354' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Map Server   EarthNC   Acme Maps

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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:

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This boat ramp at the private Lavins Landing Marina is available to the public for launching boats for a fee of $10/day. This site provides access to the main body of Ninigret Pond. There are a variety of opportunities on the pond for exploring and fishing in relatively sheltered waters. You can also paddle a mile across the pond to the Ninigret Conservation Area barrier beach. Keep an eye out for boat traffic on the pond. Before planning to launch from this boat ramp it would be a good idea to call the marina (401-322-7277) and confirm the price and parking arrangements.

On most days the southwest wind fills in across this area in the morning and blows throughout the afternoon, so be prepared for this when planning your trip.

This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Coastal Watersheds (West Bay) watershed: Ninigret Pond.


Alternate Site Name: Sportsman Cove Marina

Town: Charlestown

Nearest Town Center: Charlestown

Driving Landmarks: From Route 1 north take the Meadow Lane exit and go 1/4 mile down Meadow Lane. The marina is on the left at the bend in the road. From Route 1 south go past Meadow Lane and use the next turnaround to get onto Route 1 north, and then follow the directions above.

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

ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no

Shoreline: Hard surface boat ramp

Float/Dock: high dock (over 1' above water)

Hours of Operation: Sunrise to sunset, year-round

Fees: $10/day


Parking: parking lot, 40 spaces

Sources for More Information:

Other Guidebooks: Salt Ponds Coalition Kayaker's Guide

Website: Salt Ponds Coalition Kayaker's Guide to the Salt Ponds of South County, Rhode Island


Lavins Landing Marina Boat Ramp

Lavins Landing Marina Boat Ramp

Photography by: Art Ganz and Bambi Poppick

Date of Photograph: September 6, 2006


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This site report was last updated on June 5, 2011

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