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East Greenwich Municipal Boat Ramp

41° 39.4' N    71° 26.888' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Map Server   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:

This is the municipal boat ramp on Greenwich Cove in the center of East Greenwich. There is a wide, cement boat ramp here as well as docks and floats on both sides of the ramp and a paved parking lot. The dock and float on the south side of the ramp is wheelchair accessible.

This site provides access to Greenwich Cove, Greenwich Bay and Narragansett Bay beyond. Greenwich Cove is very sheltered but can be busy. Greenwich Bay can be rough if the wind kicks up and it can also be very busy in the summer so small boats should use caution. On most days the southwest wind fills in strongly in this area in the morning and blows throughout the afternoon, producing significant waves on Greenwich Bay, so be prepared for this when planning your trip. Most of the shoreline on the east side of Greenwich cove and on around to Sally Rock Point is Goddard Memorial State Park. (Some of the information about this site was adapted from Mike Krabach's kayak access website.)

This site provides access to the following water bodies: Greenwich Cove, Greenwich Bay, Narragansett Bay.


Alternate Site Name: Crompton Park

Town: East Greenwich

Nearest Town Center: East Greenwich

Driving Landmarks: Follow Route 401 into downtown East Greenwich. At the stop light at Route 1 go straight across Route 1 onto Rocky Hollow Road. At the stop sign turn left onto Crompton Street and look for the boat ramp on your right, next to the transfer station.

Drop off your boat and gear at the launch, and then park in the overlook/picnic area just above the launch. There are 13 parking spots here for vehicles with trailers plus about 17 spots for vehicles without trailers.

Access & Waters:

Water 'Features' At Site: estuary, ocean/bay

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? yes

Shoreline: Wide concrete boat ramp

Float/Dock: low float or dock

Hours of Operation: sunrise to sunset, year round


Parking: yes: 30 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? yes

Nearby Amenities:

Public Restrooms: Yes

Sources for More Information:

Website: Mike Krabach's kayak access website


The Boat Ramp and Docks

The Boat Ramp and Docks

Photography by: Tom Richardson, New England Boating

Date of Photograph: July 15, 2010


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This site report was last updated on March 12, 2015

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