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Locations & Prices: Upper Wood River

Queen's River
Upper Wood River          Upper Pawcatuck River               

About the River...
The Wood River is considered to be an exceptionally pristine river and is one of Rhode Island's most scenic.  Enter Arcadia, a 13,357 acre state-owned Wildlife Management Area teaming with wildlife & beauty.  Let yourself be carried down this twisting waterway that is shoulderd by thick woods.  The passageways are not very wide, 15-25' allowing you to be nestled right in with your surroundings.  The area you will be travelling through is mostly state-owned property that is completely undeveloped.  There will be some fast moving water, trees to skirt around, and rocks to avoid. 

Length & Location
Half Trip - Approx. 3 miles | Arcadia Management Area, Exeter to Barberville Dam
Full Trip - Approx. 5.5 miles | Barberville Dam to Hope Valley, Richmond

Half Trip Pricing
Single Kayak:
$60 - Approx. 2-3 hours
Tandem Kayak: Double kayaks are not recommended for this river trip.  For more information, click here.

Full Trip Pricing
Single Kayak:
$75 - Approx. 3-4 hours
Tandem Kayak: Double kayaks are not recommended for this river trip.  For more information, click here.
Note: This trip includes 1 mandatory portage requiring all rider/s, regardless of experience level to carefully lift the kayak/s across the street to the next put-in. 

Transportation, Parking & Directions
Transportation is included.  This involves not only kayak transportation, but a ride from the take-out back to the put-in.  Free parking is available at the put-in.  Directions are provided after the reservation is confirmed. 

What to See
This river is alive with the sights and sounds of natural beauty and many woodland creatures. The river is stocked with trout and salmon.  The trout jump right out of the water!  You will also see egrets, painted turtles, cedar waxwings, and occasionally very large snapping turtles.  A river otter or other creatures can be spotted along the banks of this beautiful and very clean river.  The air is clean and heavily scented with pine and budding flowers. The birds are singing and there are surprises around every bend of this twisting river.  In the spring, the water is moving a little fast and some fallen trees must be navigated.  By mid-summer fallen logs have been removed and the steady, gentle current allows for a very leisurely paddle.  This trip is a real treat that will take you many miles away from the ordinary. It's a really special place that you will undoubtedly want to return to again and again and each time it will be different.

To Make a Reservation
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