Gooseberry Road Town Ramp
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 public access site has an asphalt boat ramp in good condition but there is no public parking. Paid parking may be available at nearby marinas. This boat ramp is on the channel connecting Point Judith and Potter Ponds so paddlers can access either pond. However, the tidal current in this channel is very strong and heavy boat traffic should also be expected. 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: Point Judith Pond.
Town: South Kingstown
Nearest Town Center: Wakefield
Driving Landmarks: From Route 1 take Succotash Road south 0.6 miles to Gooseberry Road. Turn left on Gooseberry Road. The town boat ramp is at the end of Gooseberry Road, next to Channel Marina.
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: Asphalt boat ramp
Hours of Operation: 24/7, year-round
Public Restrooms: No
Sources for More Information:
Other Guidebooks: Salt Ponds Coalition Kayaker’s Guide
Gooseberry Road Boat Ramp
Photography by: Art Ganz and Bambi Poppick
Date of Photograph: August 17, 2006
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This site report was last updated on June 5, 2011