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Tarbox Pond

41° 38.184' N    71° 34.408' 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:

Tarbox Pond is a pretty "meandering" 20 acre pond in Big River Management Area. There are large white pines along the shore and aside from the traffic on Hopkins Hill Road this is a peaceful natural area.

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


Town: West Greenwich

Driving Landmarks: Take exit 6A off I-95 in West Greenwich. If you are coming from the north (Warwick), turn left at the end of the ramp; if you coming from the south (Westerly), turn right. This will put you on Hopkins Hill Road heading south. At the stop sign, continue straight across Route 3 on Hopkins Hill Road. Go 1 mile 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

Shoreline: There is a nice sandy spot from which to launch at the corner of the pond and also a gravel are right next to the road that is suitable for launching hand carried boats.

Float/Dock: no

Approximate Length of Carry between Car Access and Water: 15 feet


Parking: on street, 8 spaces

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no


View of the shoreline at Tarbox Pond

View of the shoreline at Tarbox Pond

Photography by: Bruce G. Hooke

Date of Photograph: April 20, 2008

This is one of the good places from which to launch a boat at Tarbox Pond.

View down Tarbox Pond

View down Tarbox Pond

Photography by: Bruce G. Hooke

Date of Photograph: April 20, 2008


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This site report was last updated on April 24, 2008

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