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Fishing At Watchaug Pond

AKA: Watchaug Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch and chain pickerel at Watchaug Pond in Rhode Island.

One of the top bass lakes in Rhode Island, Watchaug Pond is a 570-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Fort Ninigret, RI. This fertile fishery has about 4 miles of shoreline, and is wrapped on three sides by Burlingame State Park. The Watchaug Pond State Boat Launch ramp is located on the eastern shore off Sanctuary Road. Anglers can pursue bass, crappie, perch and pickerel, both from boats or by fishing from the bank. The campground at Burlingame State Park has lakeside campsites with boat access and easy portage of canoes, kayaks and car-top boats.

Primary fish species residing in Watchaug Pond

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Yellow Perch Chain pickerel

Watchaug Pond Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Burlingame State Park Campground - 401 322-8910

Watchaug Pond RI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Burlingame State Park
1 Burlingame State Park Rd
Charlestown, RI 02813
401 322-8910

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