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Pascoag Reservoir

41° 55.643' N    71° 43.068' 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:

At this DEM access site there is a gravel parking lot and a cement plank boat ramp that provides access to the 325-acre Pascoag Reservoir. This is a popular lake in the summer and for peace and quiet your best bet is to arrive with the fisherman in the early morning. The shoreline is heavily developed. The reservoir is large enough that it can easily get windy, even in the summer. No motors in excess of 10 H.P. may be launched or retrieved from this boat ramp between the Saturday before Memorial day and the day after Labor Day. Please use extra caution on Pascoag Reservoir. It can be a busy place so be careful and watch out for your fellow paddlers and boaters.

This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Blackstone River watershed: Pascoag Reservoir.


Alternate Site Name: Echo Lake

Town: Glocester

Nearest Town Center: Pascoag

Driving Landmarks: From Route 44, 2.3 miles west of Chepachet, take Jackson Schoolhouse Road north (that's a right turn if you are coming from Chepachet). Go 1/2 mile and turn right onto Maroney Road/Widow Smith Road. This turn comes just after you cross an arm of Pascoag Reservoir on a causeway. The boat ramp is on the right, 200 feet down Maroney Road.

Access & Waters:

Water 'Features' At Site: lake/reservior

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: cement plank boat ramp

Float/Dock: no


Parking: yes

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no

Picnic Area??

Submitted by: Kev; July 18, 2023; 4:15 pm

Is there a place, with parking, to have say a picnic, blanket by the water type of thing?


Not over 10hp

Submitted by: Paul; June 29, 2023; 2:38 pm

Great Lake but remember from Memorial Day to Labor Day no boats over 10 hp are allowed to use the boat ramp and absolutely no Jetskis. DEM monitors this and will fine you plus tow you off the lake. When they see a big trailer or jetski trailer they will wait for you to come back.



Current ramp/lake conditions

Submitted by: Anonymous; July 23, 2019; 5:23 am

Ramp is in great condition but can get crowded with trailers and other traffic using the access for fishing and relaxing. The ramp has a small concrete dock which has no cleats or other hardware that makes launching or recovery somewhat easier than if the dock wasn’t there. Water depth is good but need to be careful of other boaters causing excessive wakes which can push your boat up onto submerged rocks.



Everyone should be aware of the rules...

Submitted by: Anonymous; July 19, 2019; 4:58 pm

Obey the law and play safely..




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This site report was last updated on July 19, 2015

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