Rhode Island's landscape includes hundreds of freshwater lakes and ponds covering 20,749 acres that creates some of the most beautiful lakefront houses and land for sale in the east. Named as ponds, lakes or reservoirs, these water bodies provide multiple recreational opportunities, important aquatic habitat, and an exciting new lifestyle for Rhode Island lakefront home owners. Reservoirs are a primary source of public drinking water supply for RI residents. 37% of the statewide lake acreage, are designated as public drinking water sources. This includes the state's largest man-made freshwater body, the Scituate Reservoir, which provides water to the Providence metropolitan region and many surrounding suburban communities. Lakes are widely distributed throughout the state and most are considered small - 70% are 50 acres or less in size. Only four exceed 500 acres - Watchaug Pond, Flat River Reservoir, also known as Johnson's Pond, Worden Pond and the Scituate Reservoir. Worden's Pond is the state's largest natural pond covering 1,051 acres. Rhode Island lakefront houses and land can range from $100,000 for a waterfront lot to just under $2 Million for a luxury lakefront home. Many of the Rhode Island lakes and ponds are fully recreational…meaning they allow power-boating. Other recreational activities would include fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and winter ice-skating. Contact Lakefront Living Realty and we can help you discover how amazing life in your Rhode Island lakefront home can be!
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