Requirements for Blackstone Valley Paddlers Events

Questions ? Contact Cheryl StoneFoxFarm@cox.net 401-647-5887.  Complete BVPC Calendar  In the event of a last minute cancellation or modification to a paddle trip, please check the Message Board as well as your e-mail and the website for updates.  

Note: Inflatable PFDs (life vests) are not acceptable for paddling on RICKA Flatwater trips or Blackstone Valley Paddle Club trips.

BVPC Schedule:

 

July 23rd- Buckeye Brook Warwick. The Southern New England Paddlers have invited us to join them on their Buckeye Brook Paddle tonight. Launching Promtly at 6:00 pm. Questions? Contact Cheryl at 401-6417-5887.

 

Due to the small craft advisory The SNEP and BVPC paddle on Buckeye Brook will be rescheduled to Thursday. 

 

 

Join us tonight as we explore a new watershed!

Buckeye Brook Coalition, a state designated Watershed Council, was formed to focus attention on Buckeye Brook and its watershed, which are located in Warwick, Rhode Island. The brook plays a significant role in nature's life cycle. Buckeye Brook and Warwick Lake are the spawning grounds of the blue back herring and alewives. This brook is self-sustaining and unique, having no fish ladders or passage system to aid the herring in their migration between the sea and Warwick Lake at spawning time. It's salt marsh plays a vital role as a natural filtration system and vegitative buffer for Narragansett Bay. It is also spawning ground for shrimp and many other smaller bay inhabitants. Shorebirds feed off the fish, worms, crabs and clams in this rich habitat.

The major goal of the Buckeye Brook Coalition is to protect and preserve this natural treasure and the future of blue back herring and alewives who annually spawn in these waters. 

 

 

Directions

Exit 10 (A) off I-95 and head east on Route 117 for about 6 miles. Right on Economy Ave, Left on Symonds Ave, Right on Point Ave, continue for .75 mile to Conimicut Point Park.

Conimicut Point Park

Point Ave, Warwick, RI (map)


July 29th Providence River   Launching promptly at 6:15. For questions contact Cheryl at 401-647-5887.

 Bold Point, East Providence

Access to the Providence River and the Seekonk River.

Kayak skirts are recommended for the crossing.

Leaving the put-in you will head northwest towards the hurricane barrier. On the left you will pass century old pier pilings (caution, some may be just below the surface). Entering the open water below the hurricane barrier there may be some chop,  especially with a south wind. Tidal currents are generally not a problem.  There can be swells coming up the bay in the open area. Kayak skirts are recommended for the crossing.

Rounding the corner, passing tugboats on your right, you pass through the barrier and enter the quiet Providence River. The electric company will be on your left and great views of the city ahead. After passing under the first bridge you are in and under the city. Waterfire braziers line the center of the river. The Providence court house and RI School of Design (RISD) are on your right. Passing under more bridges you come to the confluence of the Woonasqatucketand Moshassuck Rivers.

Bearing to the left you come into Water Place Park. The Providence Mall is in front of you. Paddle under the mall and the train tracks and continue up river until you run out of water. It is best to do this section at higher tides.

Directions:Take 195 east to exit 5, Warren Avenue. Turn right at bottom of ramp onto Warren Avenue and follow to end (1/8 mile). Turn left onto Waterfront Drive and follow to the end. Bold Pont is right in front of you.


Bold Point  N 41.813962 W 71.390233



August 5th Valley Falls Marsh- Rental Night   Launching promptly at 6:15. For questions contact Cheryl at 401-647-5887.

Rentals: We have rental boats available for people on select Tuesday evenings from our vendor Blackstone Valley Outfitters (Membership requirements are waived for those paddlers renting boats on our rental nights) We have a limited number of kayaks and canoes that may be reserved for a  fee.  To reserve a boat, call Blackstone Valley Outfitters at.(401) 312-0369.  Call to leave a message with your request (kayak or canoe), and they will return your call with a confirmation.   Blackstone Valley Outfitters will drop off your boat at the paddle location and bring it back to their shop after the paddle. 




August 12th Spring Lake- Game Night and we will enjoy cake as well.  Launching promptly at 6:15. For questions contact Cheryl at 401-647-5887.

Ranger Night with Ranger Kevin Klyberg

Suitable for all levels of experience  

For the Spring Lake Party and paddle, we will put in at the boat ramp on Black Hut Road.

Spring Lake, is a nostalgic treasure, located in the Town Burrillville.  Spring Lake was created at the turn of the century as a summer recreational area and continues to serve the needs of many folks seeking summer relaxation and fun!  Paddle boats, an ice cream stand, spring-fed lake, volleyball on the beach, and best of all, the penny arcade with antique arcade games.

 

Come ready to play!! Bring your bathing suit,  toys & games".

From Rt. 146 North take Slatersville/Forestdale exit. At end of the ramp, take left onto School Street. School Street merges into Greene Street in Slatersville, next to white church. Greene Street then becomes Main Street. Follow Main street until end at light at intersection with Route 102/Bronco Highway. Make a left onto Route 102. Follow Rt. 102 about 2 miles to Glendale. At Bella's Restaurant, on left, take left on to access road. At end of road, turn right onto Victory Highway and first right onto Joslin Road. Take first left onto Spring Lake Road. Proceed about 1/2 mile and take left onto Black Hut Road - there is a sign to the beach here. Go past Spring Lake beach parking lot and follow Black Hut along the shore line of the lake through a small lake front neighborhood. State boat launch will be on right at the bend in the road.

From Rt. 146 South: Take Slatersville/Forestdale exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto School Street. School Street merges into Greene Street in Slatersville, next to white church. Greene Street then becomes Main Street. Follow Main street until end at light at intersection with Route
102/Bronco Highway. Make a left onto Route 102. Follow Rt. 102 about 2 miles to Glendale. At Bella's Restaurant, on left, take left on to access road. At end of road, turn right onto Victory Highway and first right onto Joslin Road. Take first left onto Spring Lake Road. Proceed about 1/2 mile and take left onto Black Hut Road - there is a sign to the beach here.  Go past Spring Lake beach parking lot and follow Black Hut along the shore line of the lake through a small lake front neighborhood. State boat launch will be on right at the bend in the road.

From Rt. 295 Take exit 8 B for Route 7 North. Follow Rt. 7 north about 7 miles to light at intersection with Route 102. Turn left onto 102. Follow Rt. 102 about 1 mile to Glendale. At Bella's Restaurant, on left, take left on to access road. At end of road, turn right onto Victory Highway and first right onto Joslin Road. Take first left onto Spring Lake Road. Proceed about 1/2 mile and take left onto Black Hut Road - there is a sign to the beach here. Go past Spring Lake beach parking lot and follow Black Hut along the shore line of the lake through a small lake front neighborhood. State boat launch will be on right at the bend in the road.

 



August 19th North Branch of the Pawuxet River- Hope,RI. Join us as we visit another watershed tonight. We venture into the Pawtuxet River watershed this evening for a paddle on this very clean river and up to the Scituate Reservoir.  Launching promptly at 6:15. For questions contact Cheryl at 401-647-5887.

Upper Pawtuxet River, Hope RI

Suitable for all boats and levels of experience. 
Hope Landing Access. Rt.116 to Hope Furnace Road, access to upper Pawtuxet River.

You may paddle up to the Scituate Reservoir and back again. The water is very clean, coming directly from the reservoir. A 4 mile round trip. 

Coming from the North, travel on Route 116 South into the village of Hope, in the town of Scituate. Just past the junction of Rt. 115, look for the bridge crossing the river. Turn right onto Hope Furnace Road. The access to Hope landing is down a short gravel drive.

Coming from the South travel on Route 116 North into the village of Hope, in the town of Scituate. The access, Hope Landing, will be on your left just after entering Scituate, before the bridge crossing the river. Drive down a short gravel drive onto Hope Furnace Road.  GPS Coordinates: N41 43.868  W071 33.930.


End of Season