Lake Washington, RI

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Lake Washington


Town(s): Glocester RI
County: Providence

Size: 41 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: Only non-motorized boats and boats powered with an electric motor are permitted.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions



Lake Washington is a 41 acre pond largely surrounded by houses. Only non-motorized boats and boats powered with an electric motor are permitted. The shoreline is gently sloping sand and gravel suitable for launching hand-carried boats. Nearest Town Center: Chepachet. Very close by, on the other side of Route 44, is George Washington Management Area and Pulaski Recreation Area, with 4000 acres of woods, lakes and ponds, and various recreational opportunities.

Water Quality: Unknown
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Sunfish, Golden Shiner, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: There used to be a cement plank boat ramp, but practically speaking this site is currently limited to hand-carried boats. This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks. Hours of Operation: Closed from 1/2 hr. after sunset to 5 am, except for fishing and boating.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: From Route 44 turn onto Lake Washington Drive, just west of the entrance to the George Washington Campground. The boat ramp is just up Lake Washington Drive on the left.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%