Blackstone Valley has plenty of boat ramps for motor boating and paddling
Putnam Pike (Route 44)
After George Washington Campground entrance, take third left to boat ramp, which is concrete slab. 10 HP limit, Parking available.
East Wallum Lake Road
This cement plank boat ramp is for launching boats from trailers; also canoes and kayaks. There is a 10hp limit on motors. Parking is available.
2 Manchester Print Works Road
Lincoln, RI, 02865
Inland park with freshwater swimming, boating, trails, horseback riding
This wooded inland park has a freshwater lake and beachfront for swimming and fishing and paddling. Motor boats are allowed, but with limitations. Motor boats are not allowed on the lake on weekends and holidays, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Boat motors must be less than 10 horsepower. Also Eastern Mountain Sports operates a kayaking school at the park (800-310-4504). See full description of Lincoln Woods State Park.
at Jackson Schoolhouse and Widow Smith roads
This site, managed by the state Department of environmental Management, has a gravel parking lot and a cement plank boat ramp. This is a popular lake in the summer and the shoreline is heavily developed. No motors above 10 hp may be used from this boat ramp between the Saturday before Memorial Day and the day after Labor Day. This is a busy aterway; watch out for paddlers and boaters.
This is a site for launching hand-carried boats and it is also a portage. There is also access to the reservoir on the west side, where there is a slab boat ramp, with parking. The shoreline there is also better for launching hand carried boats.
Take Route 44 Glocester to Chestnut Hill Road, to Indian Trail, to end. Boat ramp is on the left. 10 HP limit. Parking is available.