This site at the south end of Wyoming Pond, along with the site at the north end of Wyoming Pond (at Skunk Hill Road), are the usual take-outs for a paddle down the upper Wood River. For more details on paddling the upper Wood River see the information about the put-ins on the Wood River at Route 165 and at Barberville Dam.
Wyoming Pond is a 26-acre pond created by the Wyoming Dam. The Wood River enters the pond at the north end. This site, at the south end of the pond, has a gravel boat ramp that provides good site for launching hand-carried and trailered boats.
This area is stocked with trout several times during the spring.
Heading down river from here, most paddlers choose to avoid the 1 1/2 miles of river below Wyoming Dam because there are three portages in rapid succession. However, if you do want to head downstream, carry along Route 138/Route 3 for 700 feet to the small bridge. Put in down the steep left bank, or carry another 700 feet down Route 138/Route 3 to the put-in behind the Little League Fields. Take out again above the next dam, carry across the bridge, and launch into the quickwater behind the old Hope Valley Mill. The next dam, a low dam at the gauging station, can be run at high water or portaged on the right. Once past the Route 95 overpass the river becomes more inviting again. Shortly below I-95 there is a put-in along Switch Road that is a good starting point for a paddle down the next section of the Wood River. (This description was adapted in part from the Wood-Pawcatuck River Guide, which is highly recommended for paddling on the Wood-Pawcatuck River system.)
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