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Great Swamp Management Area
277 Great Neck Road, South Kingstown


The 3,000+ acres of wetlands, woodlands, and meadows of the Great Swamp Management Area abut beautiful Worden Pond. But you’ll want to take the loop trail around a large swamp where you can view countless species of birds.

Go in the early spring to see the migrating species and avoid the oppressive heat that can accompany the wide open space.



Length: 4 miles
Difficulty: moderate to challenging for kids (due to the length)
Map: GreatSwampTrailMap
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
Accessible by Public Transportation: within 1.3 miles
You might want to bring: bug spray; binoculars and bird field guide
Note: fluorescent orange requirements apply for all users during the hunting season (learn more)

Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to visit the Division of Environmental Management (DEM) website.

Get directions or follow ours: From Route 95, take exit 3A. Follow Route 138 east approximately 9 miles. Take a sharp right onto Liberty Lane (there is a Great Swamp Management Area sign on right). Follow the road about a mile until you must take a left onto dirt road. Follow this dirt road through the area of the DEM Fish & Wildlife Headquarters, past the turn for the shooting range (learn more), to the parking lot.

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