RICKA Picnic 2018


RICKA's 11th Annual Picnic and Paddle

RICKA's 11th Annual Picnic

 Date:   September 22nd 2018 

Location: Ninigret Park, Charlestown RI

Payment must be recieved by 9/20/18

Time: Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm

Paddles:  There will be both flatwater and sea kayaking paddles.

Flatwater paddlers: Meet at 9:30 for a 10:00 am launch for the paddle before the picnic, Pat Lardner will be leading: pslardner@gmail.com 401-524-8057.

Sea kayakers: check the sea kayak message board for times.

 Food: Fire Works Catering will provide:

A Wrap Sandwich Luncheon

Selection of Chef Selected Specialty Wrap Sandwiches
Mixed Greens Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Caesar Pasta Salad
Selection of Bagged Chips
House Baked Cookie Selection

Also included: drinks and watermelon.  No pre ordering  necessasary, a variety of wraps will be available including a vegetarian wrap.

Other Activities:  Ninigret offers swimming and fishing.  There is ample room for ball games, badminton, or most anything else. Organize an activity and bring the necessary equipment.

Price $10.50 per person


All are welcome including members, their families including significant others, friends and relatives.  


Ninigret Pond is Rhode Island's largest coastal salt pond. The area features stunning landscapes and abundant coves for paddle craft to explore. It is also a great place to view wildlife. The area near the Charlestown Breachway (the outlet to the ocean) is dangerous for paddle craft and should be avoided because of both strong currents and heavy boat traffic. Otherwise, the pond is usually a calm and easy place to paddle. On most days the southwest wind fills in across this area in the morning and blows throughout the afternoon. 

GPS coordinates to parking lot:

N 41 21.900  
W 071 39.400

Take Route 1 south to Charlestown, going 2.3 miles past the junction of Route 1 and Route 2.  After going past Prosser Trail (Windswept Inn on corner), make a U-turn onto Route 1 north, then bear right onto Route 1A (at the Tourist Information sign)  follow the Ninigret Park (a town park) sign on Route 1A for 0.5 mile and then turn right into the main entrance to the park (across from Charlestown Police station). 

The launch site is at the very end of the main access road (about 1 mile down Park Lane). Follow the road (Park Lane) left at the tennis courts, past the Frosty Drew observatory, and then straight to the terminus of the road at the Grassy Point parking area in the US Fish and Wildlife Refuge.   

There is a gravel road at the end of the parking area to drive down to the Kayak Launch to unload your boats.  Once unloaded, drive cars back to parking area.  There is also a rest room located at the parking area. Parking available for 25 to 30 cars.

Make checks payable to RICKA and mail them to:

Andy Viera
8 Bradford Road,
Milford, MA  01757

You may also pay with Paypal by using your Paypal account or a credit card: