The Pettaquamscutt Watershed, commonly known as Narrow River, is more than just a river.  It is comprised of a freshwater pond and two fjord-like lakes at the head of the watershed leading to a coastal lagoon and estuary before it empties through the “Narrows” and into the Atlantic Ocean at the far end of Narragansett Beach.

Narrow River provides a number of options for paddlers of all ages and abilities to explore.  One can paddle a short distance through the estuary to the beach at the mouth of the river or explore the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge at Pettaquamscutt Cove. Those wishing to paddle longer distances and venture up to the ice block basins and Gilbert Stuart Stream near the head of the watershed. 

Check out these resources for more info on the history and stewardship of this beautiful natural asset.

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