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Explore RI's Blueways and Greenways: Slatersville Reservoir
Erik Eckilson: Slatersville Reservoir Kayak Trip Report
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At Slatersville Reservoir in North Smithfield RI.
Trip date is September 2012.
Launch parking area.
Slatersville Reservoir boat ramp.
Just launched in Slatersville Reservoir.
Looking back at the launch, there is this family that has white-water kayaks.
I will be paddling south first.
Nice reservoir. Shores are tree-lined.
The eastern coast has some developments.
Another bridge-now-gone abutments.
Now entering the Branch River.
A turtle on Branch River.
I can see Douglas Street Bridge.
Just before the Douglas Pike bridge is an impassable rock garden.
I have reached my point of return and will now turn around.
I am now paddling back to Slatersville Reservoir.
Back to the reservoir.
Here comes the wake!
Unlike other kayakers, I do not get annoyed with these wakes.
The white-water family. The father teaching the kids eskimo roll.
Now paddling towards the north end of the reservoir.
Those two concrete abutments marks the dam. I can hear it!
Sign says: DANGER KEEP OUT NO TRESPASSING
Now paddling south towards the boat ramp.
On the water for 1 hour 56 minutes.
Upper Slatersville Reservoir Dam seen from below the dam.