Blue Pond, RI


Blue Pond

Town(s): Hopkinton RI
County: Washington

Size: 94 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited
Swimming: Unknown

The pond is within the Rockville Management Area. The reward for the long walk in (2200 feet) to the boat launch area is paddling on a beautiful 94 acre pond with nothing but woods and water all around you. It is almost half a mile from the parking area to the pond so this put-in is only for the determined paddler! The path is level most of the way to the pond but there is a short steep section as you approach the pond. Gasoline motors are not permitted on Blue Pond but you can use an electric motor, but that is one more thing to carry to the pond, or two things if you count the battery! The Blue Pond area is also very nice for walking, especially in the spring when the mountain laurel that is everywhere here is in bloom, but any time of year that is something beautiful to see.

Water Quality: Unknown
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, White Perch, Channel Catfish, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: From I-95 North get off at Exit 2 and turn left at the end of the ramp; or from I-95 South take Exit 2 and turn right at the end of the ramp. Go about 1/4 mile to the T-junction with Route 3 and turn left. Go 0.6 miles south on Route 3 and turn right onto Canonchet Road. Go 1.9 miles up Canonchet Road, past Ashville Pond, and look for a gravel parking area on the right labeled "Blue Pond."
Shoreline Development: Less than 10%