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Simmons Pond

41° 32.612' N    71° 9.03' 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:

Simmons Pond is a 37 acre pond largely within the RI DEM Simmons Mill Management Area. The shoreline is forested and natural and there is a wetland at the north end where Cole Brook enters the pond. There is fishing access at the south end of the pond via a footpath but the best small craft access is via Cole Brook, which flows under Colebrook Road and into the pond. Hand carried boats can be launched next to the bridge that carries Colebrook Road over Cole Brook. This pond is stocked with trout in the early spring.

This site provides access to the following water bodies: Simmons Mill Pond.


Town: Little Compton

Nearest Town Center: Adamsville

Driving Landmarks: Take Route 81 south into to Adamsville and turn right onto Main Street/Route 179. Go 500 feet and bear left at the fork onto Colebrook Road. Go 1.3 miles on Colebrook Road and look for a small stream running under the road.

Access & Waters:

Water 'Features' At Site: flatwater/slow moving river, 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

Float/Dock: no


Parking: on street

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no

Nearby Amenities:

Public Restrooms: No

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This site report was last updated on January 19, 2009

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