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Lake Washington

41° 55.032' N    71° 45.479' 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:

Lake Washington is a 41 acre pond largely surrounded by houses. There used to be a cement plank boat ramp, but practically speaking this site is currently limited to hand-carried boats. Only non-motorized boats and boats powered with an electric motor are permitted.

This site provides access to the following water bodies: Lake Washington.


Town: Glocester

Nearest Town Center: Chepachet

Driving Landmarks: From Route 44 turn onto Lake Washington Drive, just west of the entrance to the George Washington Campground. The boat ramp is just up Lake Washington Drive on the 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 is gently sloping sand and gravel suitable for launching hand-carried boats.

Float/Dock: no

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

Hours of Operation: Closed from 1/2 hr. after sunset to 5 am, except for fishing and boating


Parking: yes: 10 spaces

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no

Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:

Very close by, on the other side of Route 44, is George Washington Management Area and Pulaski Recreation Area, with 4000 acres of woods, lakes and ponds, and various recreational opportunities.

High bacteria levels

Submitted by: Anonymous; August 9, 2021; 3:48 pm

Why do we never see anyone swimming in Lake Washington?

Submitted by: Anonymous; August 9, 2021; 12:38 pm

washington lake

Submitted by: Louis F Casale; April 19, 2017; 4:24 pm

what types of fish live in the lake? and do they stock trout? glocster RI.

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This site report was last updated on January 29, 2008

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