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41° 42.231' N    71° 21.9' 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:

This boat launch provides access to the upper end of Narragansett Bay, south of Conimicut Point and north of Greenwich Bay. There a gravel beach suitable for launching hand-carried boats, and a gravel parking lot, however, much of the parking lot is sometimes submerged at high tide. The former cement plank boat ramp, which was in bad condition, has been removed, so this is now just a site for launching hand-carried boats.

From this put-in you can head north towards Conimicut Point or south towards Rocky Point, Warwick Point and Greenwich Bay. There is little shelter for small craft along most of this shoreline. The beach are shoreline are especially exposed to easterly winds.

On most days the southwest wind fills in strongly in this area in the morning and blows throughout the afternoon, producing significant waves, so be prepared for this when planning your trip.

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


Alternate Site Name: Samuel Gorton Avenue

Town: Warwick

Nearest Town Center: Longmeadow

Driving Landmarks: From Route 117 (West Shore Road) in Warwick turn south onto Warwick Neck Avenue. Go 0.3 miles and turn left onto Samuel Gorton Avenue. The boat launch is 0.9 miles ahead at the end of Samuel Gorton Avenue. Be careful where you park because water sometimes comes into the parking lot at high tide.

Access & Waters:

Water 'Features' At Site: 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 launch for hand carried boats

ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no

Shoreline: Sand and gravel beach

Float/Dock: no


Parking: yes: 20 spaces

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no

Sources for More Information:

Website: Mike Krabach's kayak access website

Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:

The long, rocky beach at Longmeadow is a available for walking.

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This site report was last updated on May 10, 2014

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