Try the New Map!
Our new map shows even more, including mapped water trail routes! We have kept up the page you are currently viewing because the new map runs very slowly in some older web browsers. If that is why you are on this page, see the water trails page for information on the water trail maps.
Welcome to the ExploreRI Mapper
This mapper will help you locate boat launches and other points of interest to for small boat recreation throughout the state of Rhode Island and the Narragansett Bay Watershed in Massachusetts. To zoom in and out use the zoom control in the left corner of the map. To pan the map (move to a different place) use the arrow keys in the top left corner of the map or simply click and drag the map. To switch to street view to get more street details, click on the "map" button in the upper right corner of the map. Switching to street or satellite view will also allow you to zoom in more than you can in terrain view. To get information about individual sites click on an icon on the map. This will open a pop-up box with more information about that site and with links for more details. If you prefer to search by criteria or simply look up a site by name, try the boat launch search page. Note: If you are on dial-up connection, this map system may be too slow to be useable. The original, non-Google map system should work better for you but note that the old system does not include the sites in Massachusetts. For printable maps of water trail routes see the water trails page.
The data on this website come from many sources, including volunteers and organizations across the state of Rhode Island and nearby parts of Massachusetts. We have done our best to make sure the data are accurate and up to date, but any information critical to the success of your trip should be confirmed before you start. The maps and information on this website should not be substituted for nautical charts, topographic maps, or other more detailed maps and guides. We welcome corrections and additions. To send a correction or provide other feedback, please use our feedback form.
Credits: The data about access sites and dams came from numerous sources and organizations including Rhode Island Geographic Information System (RIGIS). Much of the access site data was collected through the hard work of volunteers for various conservation, watershed and outdoor recreation groups around the state of Rhode Island.