The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Stewardship Council are working in partnership to enhance public consciousness of the seven newly designated Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers with the set up of 14 indicators at public-access factors.

In March 2019, the seven rivers of the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed had been formally designated as “Wild and Scenic” by the National Park Service.  The Pawcatuck is well-liked for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and different types of out of doors recreation. It’s a gorgeous river that helps Rhode Island-raised stocked trout and warm-water fish species.

The higher Wood River presents wonderful water high quality, cool temperatures and steady stream. The river is well-suited for trout and is incessantly stocked with hatchery produced fish by DEM’s Division of Fish & Wildlife.