Kayak Launch Location


Adamsville Landing, Little Compton on the West Branch of the Westport River: (no CRMC designation) From Providence take RT 195 East to Exit 8A (RT 24 South). From Newport take RT 138 East (or Rt. 114) to RT 24 North. Then from both directions take Rt 24 to exit 1A (Rt. 81 South-Adamsville). Continue straight and through the light for several miles. Come to the end of the road and turn LEFT at the stop sign. Take an IMMEDIATE RIGHT onto Westport Harbor Rd. (ball field will be on right) go 2/10 of a mile and landing is on the left, down the dirt road. There is limited turning once in the parking area. There are no sanitary facilities but bushes provide limited discrete privacy. Watch out for Poison Ivy. Be warned that the West Branch is very tidal, and at low tide the muddy shallows farther down the river may block access to or from the lower part of the river. You could be stranded.

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