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Roger Williams Park - Deep Spring Lake

41° 46.658' N    71° 24.886' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Map Server   Acme Maps

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This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.

Description & Overview:

Roger Williams Park is Providence's flagship public park. Its 430 acres encompass ponds, woods, the Roger Williams Park Zoo, Museum of Natural History, Botanical Center and many other attractions. Most of the lakes are connected into a winding string of ponds that cover 50 acres, but Deep Spring Lake is an isolated 9 acre pond separated from the rest of the ponds by the road. The best access to Deep Spring Lake is along the shoreline near the road, where the road passes between Deep Spring Lake and Cunliff's Lake. The park is popular so you cannot expect to get away from people here, especially on a fine summer weekend, but it is pretty and wooded and big enough to accommodate many people.

No motors are allowed on any of the lakes or ponds in Roger Williams Park.

This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Pawtuxet River watershed: Deep Spring Lake.


Alternate Site Name: Deep Spring Lake

Town: Providence

Driving Landmarks: From I-95 take Exit 18 to Route 10 east. At the end of Route 10 turn left on Park Avenue. Go 1/4 mile and turn left into the park. At the first T-junction turn left and go 0.3 mile and park along the side of the road. Deep Spring Lake is on the left and Cunliff's Lake is on the right. Note: The entrance to Roger Williams Park is directly across the street from the Park View School, at a traffic light. If you see the Del's Lemonade or Dunkin Donuts, you have gone too far.

Access & Waters:

Water 'Features' At Site: 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

Shoreline: The shoreline is a mix of grassy and tree roots.

Float/Dock: no

Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 50 feet


Parking: on street

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no

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This site report was last updated on October 13, 2014

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