Requirements for Blackstone Valley Paddlers Events

Questions ? Contact Cheryl 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:


August 26th Stump Pond in Smithfield RI Meet at 6:00 launching promptly at 6:15pm. If you have any questions you may contact Cheryl at or 401-647-5887.  Please note that this paddle has been moved to Wed. August 26th due to weather!

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience and all boat lengths.
Please check the message board for any last minute changes.

This is the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club's end of season paddle!

Stump Pond Smithfield RI

Rt. 95 to 146 to 116 South/Lincoln Mall exit (from Providence, North Providence or Pawtucket take the Douglas Pike Rt. 7 North and turn left on 116). At the Junction with 104 stay on 116, taking a left and then a quick right. Go past the police station and over the bridge that divides the pond. Immediately before the Dairy Mart and liquor store plaza take a sharp right onto Log Road. Bear right at the yield sign and then turn right into the Stump Pond Fishing Area Access. 

 N41 54. 086   W071 32. 778 

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.

 This is the end of the 2015 BVPC season. Please consider joining in on the RICKA Flatwater Paddles until we return next May!