Wakefield Pond, RI


Wakefield Pond

Town(s): Burrillville RI
County: Providence

Size: 74 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: No outboard motors. Outboard motors are not permitted between June 20 and September 20.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

This RI DEM fishing access site is on the 74 acre Wakefield Pond, which sits in northwestern Rhode Island, right against the border with Connecticut. The small northern arm of the pond has houses lining the shore but most of the rest of the shoreline is wooded and undeveloped, but privately owned. Nearest Town Center: Pascoag.

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

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Bluegill, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: There is a cement plank boat ramp here and gravel parking lot. This is a site for launching boats from trailers. Boat ramps can normally be used to launch canoes and kayaks but please do your best to keep the boat ramp clear for boat trailers.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: From Route 100 west of Pascoag take Buck Hill Road west. Go 1.7 miles and look for Wakefield Road branching off to the left. Follow Wakefield Road for half a mile and then turn left onto Lee Circle. In 1/4 mile turn right on the road going down the hill. At the bottom of the hill turn left and look for the boat ramp on the right.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%