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Capwell Mill Pond

41° 38.573' N    71° 36.448' 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:

Capwell Mill Pond is a 24 acre pond in the Big River Management Area. It is a long narrow pond with a natural, often marshy shoreline. The area is stocked with trout in the early spring.

This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Pawtuxet River watershed: Capwell Mill Pond.


Town: West Greenwich

Driving Landmarks: Take exit 6 off I-95 in West Greenwich. At the end of the ramp head south on Route 3 (Nooseneck Hill Road). Go a few hundred feet (and go past Division Street) and then turn left onto Burnt Sawmill Road. Go 0.4 miles south on Burnt Sawmill Road and look for the pond on your left.

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 at the access site is a low, stabilized bank.

Float/Dock: no

Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 20 feet

Hours of Operation: 24/7, year-round


Parking: on street, 4 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no

Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:

Big River Management Area covers 8.600 acres and has many trails, however the trails are not marked so finding your way can be challenging.

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This site report was last updated on February 26, 2008

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