Warwick Pond, RI


Warwick Pond

Town(s): Warwick RI
County: Kent

Size: 85 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

Warwick Pond is an 85 acre pond in the middle of Warwick, just east of the airport. Buckeye Brook flows out of the southwest corner of the pond and is large enough to paddle for some distance. The shoreline of the pond is largely developed. The brook feels less developed because of the wetlands that provide a buffer between the brook and the adjacent residential neighborhoods. The brook is very slow moving in this area so once you have gone as far as you want to you can reverse direction and come back upstream to the pond. Nearest Town Center: Hoxsie. Buckeye Brook is not dammed and provides important habitat for alewives and blueback herring, which travel up the brook into Warwick Pond to spawn.

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, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: This put-in on the east side of the pond provides a suitable location for launching hand-carried boats. There is no parking lot, but there is roadside parking. This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: From Warwick Avenue, 0.7 miles south of the junction with Airport Road/West Shore Road, head west on Stanmore Road to where it ends at Edgehill Road. From Edgehill Road near this intersection there is a path leading down to the shore of the lake. Parking is along the street.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%