Class II-III Wood River, RI

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Wild and Scenic River (Arcadia Road Bridge in Hopkinton and Richmond, Rhode Island to Confluence with the Pawcatuck River in Charleston, Hopkinton, and Richmond Rhode Island)

The Lower Wood River offers lots of scenery, with steep wooded banks covered in mountain laurel, swamp azalea, silky dogwood, and swamp rose. There is very little industry on the river, but the paddler will get to see two mill ruins and three dams. This river section is known for significant size and quantity of trees blocking the river. (National Park Service, Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association)

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 11.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Manager National Park Service, Region 1
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information https://wpwa.org/paddling-maps/
https://www.rivers.gov/rivers/wood-pawcatuck.php