Meet at 1:30 for a 2:00 launch, for a paddle around Wallum lake and then we will travel to a nearby restaurant for dinner. RSVP by 11/2/22 for the restaurant.
Trip coordinators: Cheryl Thompson email@example.com 401-497-5887
and Tom Farley
A wet suit or dry suit is recommended, and a change of clothes in a waterproof dry bag is required if you plan to paddle.
RSVP for the dinner only. We are trying a new restaurant this year. You may come to the paddle and/or the restaurant. We need a rsvp by 11/2/22 if you are joining us for dinner.
The restaurant is Bistro Eighty Ate and it is located at 172 Gore Road in Webster. We should be having dinner about 4:00.
Wallum Lake Douglas State Park, Douglas, MA., Wallum Lake is located on the border of RI and Ma., has crystal clear water, and an easy paddle.
Wallum Lake is a large, 208 acre lake, 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide and almost 2 miles long. Almost the entire northern half of Wallum Lake is within Douglas State Forest, and a large part of the rest of the west shore is part of the Buck Hill Management Area, in Rhode Island, so large parts of the shoreline of this lake are protected and undeveloped.
Directions: 146 north exit for Rt 16 to Douglas/Uxbridge
Follow Rt 16 W thru the town of Douglas. You will
come to an intersection for Rt 16 & 96. GO STRAIGHT. (You will see a sign for Douglas State Park/Wallum Lake) This is S. Main St.
Follow until you see a sign for Douglas State Park, take this left. Just down the road take a right at park entrance. Follow road bearing left down the hill to the put-in.
Also: Rt 395 exit 2 for town of Webster. Follow Rt 16 east until you see a sign on the right for Douglas State Park or Cedar St. Follow Cedar St to the end. Go straight across at sign for Douglas State Park. Just down the road take a right at park entrance. Follow road bearing left down the hill to put-in.
Note: Please inspect your boat and gear for any invasive Aquatic plants. If you have been on the water in the past 5 days, please clean and dry your equipment. Also, check, clean, drain and dry after.
Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board.
Please check the board before leaving for any trip. Our coordinators provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.
Any paddle sport is an assumed risk sport. Some aspects of canoeing and kayaking involve the risk of serious injury or death. The Rhode Island Canoe and Kayak Association, although safety conscious, cannot guarantee your personal safety in club activities.
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