LINCOLN WOODS STATE PARKJoin the Eastern Mountain Sports Kayak School at Lincoln Woods State Park for kayak rentals and lessons! This location is perfect for families and larger groups. Lincoln Woods State Park has great facilities such as picnic areas and beach access and our kayak rentals or instructional programs are sure to be a great addition to any adventure outing. We cater to special events and parties as well.
Nestled between routes 146 and routes 123 , Lincoln Woods State Park is one of Blackstone Valley’s great treasures. A short ride from Providence, Pawtucket, and Cumberland, it’s a popular getaway for southern New Englanders. Visitors can enjoy swimming at the fresh water beach, trout fishing, playing ball, hiking, biking, jogging, horseback riding, or just relaxing under a shade tree.
“I went with my two teenage children and had a great time. We were very happy that we could go pretty much anywhere on the pond. The weather was fantastic. We didn’t think 2 hours would be long enough, but after the races and picture taking and searching for turtles I think we were back in like and hour 1/2. Nice experience.”
“Really nice way to introduce someone to kayaking or canoeing. Good for the kids too. Lincoln Woods is a nice size pond. Not too big but big enough to spend an hour or two. Friendly staff at EMS.”
Hours of Operation
Hours subject to weather, and may change with little notice.
May through September
10am – 6pm
Memorial Day through Labor Day
12pm – 7pm
All rentals include paddle and PFD.
|1 hour||2 hours||3 hours||full day|
|Canoe & Tandem Kayak||$30||$40||$50||$65|
|Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)||$20||$25||$30||$55|
Directions to Boat House at Lincoln Woods
Address: 2 Les Pawson Loop, Lincoln, RI, 02865
GPS: 41.887471, -71.434267
From Providence and points south take 95 north to exit 23 and merge onto RI-146 north towards US-44/ Woonsocket. In approximately 5 miles take the exit towards Twin River Road. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Lincoln Woods Road. Follow Lincoln Woods Road (passing Sunset Stables on your left) into Lincoln Woods State Park. Stay right at the main entrance and follow the one way road (Les Pawson Loop Road) for approximately 1 mile passing the beach area on your left. At the “T” make a left into the parking area. The boat house is a maroon building near the water, to the right of the beach. Drive time from providence is approximately 20 minutes (8 miles).
From Boston and points north take 95 south towards Providence. Take 295 south towards Woonsocket/ Warwick for approximately 20 miles. Take exit 9A off 295 onto RI-146 south towards Lincoln. In approximately 3.5 miles take the Twin River Road exit. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Lincoln Woods Road. Follow Lincoln Woods Road (passing Sunset Stables on your left) into Lincoln Woods State Park. Stay right at the main entrance and follow the one way road (Les Pawson Loop Road) for approximately 1 mile passing the beach area on your left. At the “T” make a left into the parking area. The boat house is a maroon building near the water, to the right of the beach. Drive time from providence is approximately 1 hour (50 miles).
Q: What is included with a rental?
A: Rentals include paddle and PFD (flotation vest). With you request, our staff will provide a quick demonstration of how to enter and exit the kayak and proper way to hold a paddle. Kayak lessons are available during the Kayak School throughout the spring, summer, and fall months.
Q: Do I need to make a reservation?
A: Reservations are not required during normal hours of operation. Rentals are first come first serve, so please come early to ensure the kayak you are looking for is available. If you have questions please call the Schools main office at 800-310-4504.
Q: I’ve never paddled before. Can I still rent a kayak?
A: Yes. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards are fun for any ability level! We do not place restrictions on rentals due to lack of experience. Kayak and paddleboard lessons are available on scheduled dates.
Q: What is the minimum age for renting or using a kayak?
A: There is no set minimum age to use our rentals. Children must be able to fit properly into our PFD’s (floation vests) and kids 17 or younger must have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver form before renting a boat.