Kayak Launch Location
Goddard State Park, East Greenwich: (Rhode Island State Park) Directons from Rt 95, take Rt 4 south, exit at Rt 401 (which comes up quickly) into E. Greenwich. Continue to town and take a right at the stop light onto Main St.(Rt 1) Proceed south several blocks and take left onto Forge Rd at bottom of hill. Continue east on Ives Road to the Park. During summer enter at far end of Park through main extrance, off season can enter at west end thru two large white stone pillars, (not the horse farm/farmers market entrance). This is a year-round facility is managed by the State of Rhode Island. The public boat launch is at the west end of the park, not at the swimming beach area. It is just above the “D” in Goddard on the above map. The large gravel parking lot is huge. Nice because you can park under the trees under a hot summer day. It is also protected from wind on cooler days. During season there are public restrooms available in the Park not too far from the launch.
Off season launching is also available from the far east end of the swimming beach. There is a sandy walk-down area to launch from. The rest rooms are closed, but woods closeby provide discrete privacy.
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