Slatersville Reservoir, RI

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Slatersville Reservoir


Town(s): North Smithfield RI, Burrillville RI
County: Providence
Local Name: Upper and Lower Slatersville Reservoir

Size: 144 acres
Average Depth: 8 feet
Maximum Depth: 16 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Boating Comments: Upper Reservoir is fully recreational.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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The upper part of Slatersville Reservoir, which is a convoluted 144 acre reservoir, has a number of coves to explore in a small boat. The Branch River flows into the southwest end of the reservoir. The east side of the reservoir is largely wooded, while the west side has more houses. There are no special restrictions on outboards used on Slatersville Reservoir. The "Save the Slatersville Reservoir" organizatin has a useful website (listed below) and used to "promote public awareness of the importance of protecting the environment, our natural resources and access to clean drinking water. Our concerns are pollution of the Slatersville Reservoir areas, and the North Smithfield aquifer overlay district, which supplies the water we drink." The Lower Slatersville Reservoir is 72 acres with minimal development of the shoreline. It is fully-recreational and yet, there is low boat traffic due to the fact that there are under 20 homes on Lower Slatersville Reservoir. Therefore, it is a peaceful lake just the same. The water is clean and swimmable. Average Depths are 8-10 feet with maximum depths up to 15-16 ft.

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: Concrete plank boat ramp.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Directions: From Route 146 north take the exit for Route 5/Route 102/Slatersville. At the end of the ramp turn right onto School Street, go 300 feet and turn left onto Victory Highway/Route 102/Route 146A. Follow Route 102 for 3.1 miles and look for a left turn into a parking lot for the boat ramp into Slatersville Reservoir. From Route 146 south take the exit for Route 5/Route 102/Slatersville. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Route 102/Route 146A. Follow Route 102 for 2.9 miles and look for a left
Shoreline Development: 25-50%