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Management Area Boating Regulations

Fishing Regulations Rhode Island Freshwater Fishing

Pond

Town

Regulation

A.L. Mowry Pond Smithfield 1, 3
Alton Pond Hopkinton 4, 13-16
Asa Pond South Kingstown 4, 13-16
Ashville Pond Hopkinton 6, 13-16
Barber Pond South Kingstown 5, 13-16
Blue Pond Hopkinton 5, 13-16
Bowdish Reservoir Glocester 6, 13-16, 17
Breakheart Pond Exeter 12, 13-16
Browning Mill Pond Richmond 5, 13-16
Carbuncle Pond Coventry 5, 13-16
Carolina Trout Pond Richmond 1, 3
Chapman Pond Westerly 6, 13-16
Clarkville Pond Glocester 5, 13-16
Deep Pond (Arcadia) Exeter 3
Frosty Hollow Pond Exeter 1, 3
Great Swamp Dike West Kingston 2, 13-16
Gristmill Pond Glocester 3
Indian Lake South Kingstown 6, 13-16
John L. Curran Reservoir Cranston 12, 13-16
Keach Pond Glocester 6, 13-16
Lake Washington Glocester 5, 13-16
Little Round Top Pond Burrillville 1, 3
Locustville Pond Hopkinton 6, 13-16
Lower Roaring Brook Pond Exeter 3
Olney Pond Lincoln 10,11, 13-16
Pascoag Reservoir Glocester 9, 13-16
Pawtuxet River (Hope) Scituate 5, 13-16
Peck Pond Burrillville 3
Round Top Pond Burrillville 3
Shippee Saw Mill Pond Foster 5, 13-16
Silver Spring Lake North Kingstown 5, 13-16
Simmons Mill Pond Little Compton 5, 13-16
Smith and Sayles Reservoir Glocester 6, 13-16
Spring Lake Burrillville 5, 13-16
Stafford Pond Tiverton 7, 13-16
Tucker Pond South Kingstown 6, 13-16
Union Pond Burrillville 5, 13-16
Upper Roaring Brook Pond Exeter 4, 13-16
Wakefield Pond Burrillville 8, 13-16
Wilson Reservoir Burrillville 6, 7, 13-16
Woonasquatucket Reservoir (Stump Pond) Smithfield 6, 13-16
  1. Definition: Float Tube—any device manufactured and sold for use as a fishing float tube. Float tubes are prohibited on the following ponds: Little Round Top Pond, Burrillville; A.L. Mowry Pond, Smithfield; Frosty Hollow Pond, Exeter; and Carolina Trout Pond, Richmond.
  2. Boating is prohibited within the impoundment created by the Great Swamp dike, except with official written permission. Official written permission is not required from July 15th through October 15th. All motors are prohibited at all times.
  3. Boats are prohibited on the following ponds: Carolina Trout Pond, Richmond; Deep Pond (Arcadia) & Frosty Hollow Pond, Exeter; Peck Pond, Round Top Pond & Little Round Top Pond, Burrillville; A.L. Mowry Pond, Smithfield; Lower Roaring Brook Pond, Exeter; Gristmill Pond, Glocester (no public access, no longer stocked).
  4. The launching, hauling, or operation of boats with motors of any kind is prohibited from state-owned and/or operated ramps on the following ponds: Asa Pond, South Kingstown; Alton Pond, Hopkinton; and Upper Roaring Brook Ponds, Exeter.
  5. The launching, hauling, and operation of boats with motors of any kind, except electric trolling motors, is prohibited from state-owned and/or operated ramps on the following bodies of water: Spring Lake & Union Pond, Burrillville; Clarkville Pond & Lake Washington, Glocester; Shippee Mill Pond, Foster; Pawtuxet River (Hope), Scituate; Carbuncle Pond, Coventry; Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown; Barber Pond, South Kingstown; Blue Pond, Hopkinton; Simmons Mill Pond, Little Compton, and Browning Mill Pond, Richmond.
  6. The use of motors in excess of ten (10) horsepower on boats launched, hauled, or operated from state-owned and/or operated ramps is prohibited on the following bodies of water: Wilson Reservoir, Burrillville; Keach Pond, Smith and Sayles Reservoir (Sand Dam) & Bowdish Reservoir, Glocester; Woonasquatucket Reservoir (Stump Pond), Smithfield; Indian Lake & Tucker Pond, South Kingstown; Ashville Pond, & Locustville Pond, Hopkinton; and Chapman Pond, Westerly.
  7. No person shall use a motor in excess of ten (10) horsepower from state-owned and/or operated ramps on Stafford Pond, Tiverton and Wilson Reservoir, Burrillville, with the exception that the use of motors in excess of ten (10) horsepower on boats launched, hauled, or operated from state-owned and/or operated ramps on Stafford Pond, Tiverton, and Wilson Reservoir, Burrillville, is permitted for organized fishing activities possessing a valid permit from RIDEM-Fish & Wildlife; as described in Section 1.16, Freshwater and Diadromous Fishing Regulations and on page 7 of this 2017 Freshwater Fishing Guide.
  8. The use of motors in excess of ten (10) horsepower on boats launched, hauled, or operated from the state-owned ramp on Wakefield Pond, Burrillville, is prohibited at all times. The use of any motor on a boat from this state-owned ramp, except electric trolling motors, is prohibited from June 20th to September 20th of any year, inclusive.
  9. No person shall launch any motorboat with a motor in excess of ten (10) horsepower from state-owned and/or operated ramps on Pascoag Reservoir at the state-owned launching ramp on Schoolhouse Road, Glocester, with the exception that permitted organized fishing activities, i.e. tournaments, shall be allowed to use motors in excess of ten (10) horsepower on the waters of Pascoag Reservoir at the state-owned launching ramp on Schoolhouse Road, Glocester, between the Saturday before Memorial Day and Labor Day of each year, inclusive.
  10. The operation of boats with motors of any kind, except electric trolling motors, are prohibited on the waters of Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods State Park on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between the Saturday before Memorial Day and Labor Day of each year, inclusive.
  11. The operation of boats with motors of any kind, except electric trolling motors, owned by persons other than the State of Rhode Island with motors in excess of ten (10) horsepower are prohibited upon Olney Pond in Lincoln Woods State Park except with official written permission from the Department of Environmental Management.
  12. The use of motors in excess of ten (10) horsepower on boats launched, hauled, or operated on the waters of Breakheart Pond in Exeter and John L. Curran State Park is prohibited.
  13. Only vehicles launching or landing a boat will be permitted to park in designated boat trailer parking areas.
  14. The mooring of boats, the parking of vehicles, or engaging in any other activity on land or water so as to obstruct the use of a boat launching ramp by others, is prohibited.
  15. Boats shall be launched only at designated areas.
  16. Boats shall be tied up at state boat ramps for no longer than 30 minutes.
  17. Gated access to the boat ramp located within the George Washington Management Area Campground (Bowdish Reservoir) is limited daily between 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM from Memorial Day to October 31st. Persons using the reservoir or boat ramp prior to 10:00 PM for authorized uses may exit the area unrestricted by gate access times.