Silver Spring Lake, RI

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Silver Spring Lake


Town(s): North Kingstown RI
County: Washington
Local Name: Shady Lea Grove

Size: 19 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: Electric trolling motors only. Only non-motorized boats and boats powered with an electric motor are permitted.
Swimming: Unknown



Silver Spring Pond is a 19 acre pond managed by DEM for fishing. Only non-motorized boats and boats powered with an electric motor are permitted. There is a fishing access site on the west side of the pond, near the dam, with a small, handicapped accessible fishing dock. However, for launching hand-carried boats the shoreline on the Shady Lea Grove side is better, but it is farther from the car to the water. At the upper end of the pond it transitions to a freshwater marsh and semi-bog, an interesting set of habitats. The pond is stocked with trout several times throughout the year. Ecological, Cultural & Recreational Attractions: At Shady Lea Grove there are picnic tables but no restrooms.

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fishing Comments: The pond is stocked with trout several times throughout the year.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: Shoreline: There is a nice section of gently sloping gravel shoreline that is great for launching hand-carried boats. Just head towards the water from the parking area and look for the best access. 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: If you are driving south on Route 4 look for a DEM sign on the right for Shady Lea Grove, 1/2 mile south of the light at West Allenton Road. If you are driving north on Route 1, take Route 4 where it branches off from Route 1 and then go 0.6 miles to the light at West Allenton Road where you can reverse direction and go back south 1/2 mile to Shady Lea Grove.
Shoreline Development: 10-25%