Big River Wildlife Management Area
This 8,600-acre management area was once planned to be a major reservoir. It features hills, deciduous and pine forests, swamps, streams, ponds, open fields, graveyards, stone walls, and old foundations. The Big River is one of several rivers available for canoeing and fishing. Canoe access is available off Burnt Sawmill Road. There are miles of dirt road in the management area, but no marked trails for hiking. Please note that no vehicles are authorized in off-road areas due to the fragile aquifer environment.
For more information, contact the Rhode Island Water Resources Board, (401) 397-7053.
From I-95, take Rte. 3 exit in West Greenwich. Follow Rte. 3 South for about 0.3 mile to left on Burnt Sawmill Road. Sign at this point marks entrance. When road turns to dirt, look for parking area on right.
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