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Wallum Lake


Town(s): Burrillville RI
County: Providence

Size: 322 acres
Average Depth: feet
Maximum Depth: feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions



Wallum Lake is a large, 208 acre lake, 1/4 to 1/2 mile wide and almost 2 miles long. Almost the entire northern half of Wallum Lake is within Douglas State Forest, and a large part of the rest of the west shore is part of the Buck Hill Management Area, in Rhode Island, so large parts of the shoreline of this lake are protected and undeveloped. Massachusetts' Douglas State Forest, at the north end of the Wallum Lake, extends about 6 miles north from the Rhode Island border, covers 5,700 acres, and has many miles of walking trails, a popular bathing beach and a boat ramp to Wallum Lake.

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fishing Comments: This lake is stocked with trout several times throughout the year.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Bridle Shiner

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: This site, off South Shore Road, provides access to Wallum Lake for hand-carried boats only. No motorized boats may be launched here. There is a small gravel parking lot and from there a short path leading to the put-in. This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: From Route 100, 1.7 miles north of the junction with Buck Hill Road and 1.1 miles south of the RI-MA state line, head east on South Shore Road. Go 450 feet and look for a dirt turnout to the left at a bend in South Shore Road. At this turnout there is a purple sign saying
Shoreline Development: 25-50%