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Warwick Pond

41° 43.352' N    71° 24.565' 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:

Warwick Pond is an 85 acre pond in the middle of Warwick, just east of the airport. This put-in is at a small park on the east side of the pond, and provides a suitable location for launching hand-carried boats. There is no parking lot, but there is roadside parking. There's a fence between the road and the park, with a gate leading into the park.

Buckeye Brook flows out of the southwest corner of the pond and is large enough to paddle for some distance. The brook is very slow moving in this area so once you have gone as far as you want to you can reverse direction and come back upstream to the pond.

The shoreline of the pond is largely developed. The brook feels less developed because of the wetlands that provide a buffer between the brook and the adjacent residential neighborhoods.

This pond has ongoing issues with toxic algae blooms. Such blooms are most likely to happen in the summer. When there is an algae bloom people and pets should avoid contact with the water.

This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Coastal Watersheds (West Bay) watershed: Warwick Pond, Buckeye Brook.


Town: Warwick

Nearest Town Center: Hoxsie

Driving Landmarks: From Warwick Avenue, 0.7 miles south of the junction with Airport Road/West Shore Road, head west on Stanmore Road to where it ends at Edgehill Road. From Edgehill Road near this intersection there is a path leading down to the shore of the lake. Parking is along the street.

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 launch for hand carried boats

ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no

Float/Dock: no

Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 250 feet


Parking: on street

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no

Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions:

Buckeye Brook is not dammed and provides important habitat for alewives and blueback herring, which travel up the brook into Warwick Pond to spawn.

Algae issues at warwick pond - Possibly no swimming/contact

Submitted by: Anonymous; December 11, 2017; 9:12 am

Warwick pond has had a "No-Swimming " sign posted for the past 2 years (2016 and 2017) due to algae blooms. People and pets should not have contact with the water when it is like this.



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This site report was last updated on December 11, 2017

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